These Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Cups are packed with flavors and are quick and easy to make. They are perfect for snacks, lunch, and dinner and are great for baby-led weaning. The whole family is going to love this recipe. 

savory and kid friendly broccoli and cheese bites on a plate

These broccoli cheddar quinoa cups are amazingly delicious.

They are packed with good for you ingredients and are perfect for snack time or as lunch or dinner, both for adults and hungry kids. 

Having a picky little eater?

In this family, we love broccoli! Steamed, grilled, sautéed, raw, you name it.

However, I know that is not always the case for other families.

With that being said, Oliver has been getting a little bit picker since he turned one. So I have come up with all the fun and delicious ways to incorporate all the flavors and good for your ingredients into one bite.

These broccoli quinoa bites are the perfect way to “hide” foods like broccoli that otherwise tend to be rejected by the youngest family members (or picky husbands).

They are also perfect for first foods for your little one.

If you want to try other kid-friendly nutritious recipes, I 100% recommend these Black Bean Taco Fritters and these Edamame Fritters. They are both are Oliver and Mason approved! 

All of my baby-led weaning recipes are also parents-friendly too! Just add salt to taste and the whole family can enjoy the same food. 

a plate stacked high with broccoli cheddar and quinoa cups. someone has taken a bit from the top savory muffin

Why I Love These Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Cups

Both me, my husband, and our one-year-old absolutely love this recipe, and there are so many reasons why.

Quick and easy to make
All that’s needed to make this recipe is one bowl, one muffin pan, and one oven.

The perfect meal prep
I make a batch of these and use them throughout the week. This is my favorite way of cooking, especially when it comes to cooking for my kid. They can be served cold or heated up in the microwave for 30 seconds. Lunch on the table within a minute – SCORE! 

Freezer friendly
These broccoli cheddar quinoa cups are perfectly freezer friendly. They thaw fast, either on the counter or in the microwave, and they will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 2 months. 

Great way to incorporate veggies, especially for your little picky eaters
Seriously, they might not even think that there is broccoli in there.

Packed with Good For Your Ingredients

Delicious
Even if your kid is not a big fan of broccoli, I think they will be after they taste these cheese cups.

Protein Packed

Quinoa is a great source of protein, especially for vegans and vegetarians.

Ingredients Needed to Make Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Bites

one cup of finely chopped frozen broccoli, 3 eggs, a bowl of cooked quinoa, garlic powder, and a bowl with white and yellow grass-fed cheddar cheese

With only seven ingredients, these cheese broccoli quinoa bites are a full meal. Protein, carbs, fat, and veggies, all in one bite.

  • Cooked quinoa – red, white, or black – doesn’t matter
  • Eggs
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Broccoli – frozen, thawed and drained
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • Salt – eliminate the salt for the youngest kids

How to Make Broccoli Quinoa Cups

This recipe comes together really fast and is super easy to make.

Start with preheating the oven to 350F.

Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package label. 

Thaw the broccoli, squeeze out excess water and finely chop it into small pieces. 

Enjoy!

How to Serve the Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Cups

a plate stacked high with broccoli cheddar and quinoa cups. someone has taken a bit from the top savory muffin

These broccoli quinoa bites are great to eat both warm and cold. 

To Oliver, I serve them cold as a snack when we are in the park.

The size makes it perfect for him to hold and eat and they don’t fall apart either. 

They are also great to serve as lunch or dinner.

Thanks to all the good for you ingredients it’s a full meal right in one broccoli cup. 

Of course, they can be served as part of a meal too.

Add some steamed sweet potatoes, green beans, or peas to the quinoa bites for some more variations. 

And yes, obviously the adults will love this recipe too!

You might have to add some more salt to the recipe to please the grownup’s tastebuds, but it’s going to be loved by you as well! 

How to Store Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Cups

These broccoli cheddar quinoa cups are perfect for meal prep and they store well in both the fridge and freezer.

  • Store them in the fridge for up to five days.
  • Store them in the freezer for up to two months. Defrost on the countertop or in the microwave. 

How is your baby-led weaning going? Do you have any ideas of kid-friendly recipes you want me to make? Leave me a comment below! 

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a baby hand is reaching for a healthy egg and veggie bit

a baby hand is reaching for a blw broccoli and quinoa muffin

Get the recipe:Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Cups {Baby’s First Foods}

These Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Cups are packed with wholesome ingreidnets and are quick and easy to make. They are great for baby-led weaning.
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 4 eggs
  • 1.5 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup finely chopped broccoli, frozen, thawed and drained
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste

Instructions 

  • Start with pre heating the oven to 350F.
  • Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package label. 
  • Thaw the broccoli, squeeze out excess water, and finely chop it into small pieces. 
  • Add all the ingredients into a large bowl – cooked quinoa, eggs, grated cheddar cheese, broccoli, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt. 
  • Mix together all the ingredients using a whisk or a spoon.
  • Scoop the mixture into a muffin pan (I use this non-stick silicone muffin pan). 
  • Top with a few extra broccoli pieces or shredded cheese (optional).
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until they are cooked in the middle.
  • Enjoy!
Serving: 1g, Calories: 133kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 76mg, Sodium: 221mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.