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White Cheddar Quinoa Bites with Hot & Spicy Buffalo Sriracha Sauce (Gluten-Free)

Incredibly delicious gluten-free white cheddar quinoa bites with hot and spicy buffalo sriracha sauce! The perfect appetizer or party food!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizers, Entrées, Snacks
Cuisine: Gluten-Free
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 cup sauce + 25 quinoa bites
Calories: 725kcal
Author: Kristen Wood

Ingredients

Hot & Spicy Buffalo Sriracha Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Sriracha
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp Hungarian paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

White Cheddar Quinoa Bites:

  • 2 cups quinoa cooked
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup gluten free breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Hungarian paprika
  • 1 cup Hot & Spicy Buffalo Sriracha Sauce recipe above

Instructions

Hot & Spicy Buffalo Sriracha Sauce:

  • Heat a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Melt butter in saucepan, then whisk in all remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to a low simmer while whisking continuously. Turn off heat right before boiling.
  • Use immediately, or let cool completely before storing in a closed glass container in the fridge.

White Cheddar Quinoa Bites:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper & set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked quinoa, eggs, breadcrumbs, cheese, salt, garlic powder & paprika.
  • Stir until evenly combined. Let mixture sit a few minutes.
  • Using damp hands, take 1 rounded tablespoon of mixture at a time and shape into a ball.
  • Repeat with remaining mixture.
  • Place quinoa bites on your parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, using tongs to flip bites halfway through.
  • Remove from oven & using a small spoon, top each bite with a generous portion of Buffalo Sriracha Sauce.
  • Bake for 10 minutes more, flipping halfway through & topping off with any remaining sauce.
  • Remove from oven when bites & sauce are just beginning to brown.
  • Serve on their own, on a bed of greens, or with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing!
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 5bites | Calories: 725kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 280mg | Sodium: 2027mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g