Healthy Meal Prep
Cheesy Quinoa Patties with Kale and Spinach Recipe

Cheesy Quinoa Patties with Kale and Spinach


This recipe makes a batch of hearty, crispy baked quinoa patties filled with mozzarella cheese, fresh kale and spinach, and ground flax seed.


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ¼ onion, chopped
  • ¾ cup finely chopped kale
  • ¾ cup finely chopped spinach
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal (Optional)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil


  1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Add salt, black pepper, and garlic. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium heat; add onion. Cook and stir until translucent, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Add kale and spinach to hot skillet; cook and stir until tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Combine cooked quinoa, onions, kale, spinach, mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, and flaxseed meal in a bowl; stir to combine. Add beaten egg; mix well.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Oil a baking sheet.
  5. Form golf-ball-size portions of the quinoa mixture into patties. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and crusty, about 15 minutes per side.

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Nutritional Information

Cheesy Quinoa Patties with Kale and Spinach

Servings Per Recipe: 12
Calories: 156.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 11 %
carbohydrates: 4 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 6 %
fat: 14 %
saturated fat: 11 %
cholesterol: 7 %
vitamin a iu: 5 %
niacin equivalents: 13 %
vitamin b6: 6 %
vitamin c: 2 %
folate: 10 %
calcium: 10 %
iron: 6 %
magnesium: 13 %
potassium: 4 %
sodium: 12 %
thiamin: 7 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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