Cheesy quinoa for kids. Cooked quinoa is mixed with a delicious cheese sauce and then baked. This is a great way to introduce quinoa to kids. Gluten Free

Cheesy Quinoa for Kids

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Amy @ Feeding Finn


  • 200 g (1 pack) cream cheese
  • 100 g (1 cup) grated mozzarella
  • 50 g (1/2 cup) grated cheddar (plus 1/2 cup extra for sprinkling on top)
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa (I cup uncooked quinoa yields just over 3 cups cooked quinoa)


  1. Pre heat oven to 180c / 350f / gas 4
  2. Add the cream cheese, mozzarella and cheddar to a pan and gently stir over a medium/low heat until warmed through and cheese is melted. Add the quinoa and stir through.
  3. Transfer mixture to a baking dish (approx. 8 inches) or several mini dishes.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for approx. 15 mins (until cheese has melted and starting to crisp)

Recipe Notes

Why not try forming the mixture into balls and add them to your kid's lunch box. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat and bake for approx. 10 mins.