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A fun, new way to enjoy quinoa during pumpkin season! This recipe is a unique way incorporate pumpkin into a savory recipe that you've never thought to try before! Pumpkin quinoa parmesan fritters are going to be your new favorite side dish to accompany your dinner this season!

I’m so thankful that I had a three day weekend. I don’t typically care for Columbus Day (because I don’t agree with the reasonings behind the holiday) but I am definitely thankful for it this year because these house design meetings have been INSANE and completely frying my brain. Yesterday, on our day off, we went into the design center again and finalized everything. Signed off on everything and confetti fell from the ceiling.

Only, I wish that last bit happened, haha

Anyway, I should have another house update to share next week! I can’t wait to share with you all some of the finishes we have picked! Now, let’s discuss these pumpkin quinoa parmesan fritters. YES, another savory pumpkin recipe. I told you I’m bringing back savory pumpkin recipes this year and this one is one you don’t want to miss!

A fun, new way to enjoy quinoa during pumpkin season! This recipe is a unique way incorporate pumpkin into a savory recipe that you've never thought to try before! Pumpkin quinoa parmesan fritters are going to be your new favorite side dish to accompany your dinner this season!

Okay so part of the reason why I made pumpkin quinoa parmesan fritters is because while I was on my sugar free challenge, I was craving something crispy and carb-loaded. I think I really wanted tater tots and while I could’ve easily made those, I thought whole grain goodness mixed with pumpkin would be the better alternative and boy, did I totally make the right choice!

These pumpkin quinoa parmesan fritters remind me of my grilled corn fritters but obviously they’re slightly different! These quinoa fritters can be a fun new way to do dinner or a side dish. I mean, they’re kind of like bun-less “burgers” right? Like a vegetarian style of eating burgers. Oh! These would actually be perfect wrapped with lettuce leaves or something of that sort. Don’t you think?

A fun, new way to enjoy quinoa during pumpkin season! This recipe is a unique way incorporate pumpkin into a savory recipe that you've never thought to try before! Pumpkin quinoa parmesan fritters are going to be your new favorite side dish to accompany your dinner this season!

A fun, new way to enjoy quinoa during pumpkin season! This recipe is a unique way incorporate pumpkin into a savory recipe that you've never thought to try before! Pumpkin quinoa parmesan fritters are going to be your new favorite side dish to accompany your dinner this season!

A fun, new way to enjoy quinoa during pumpkin season! This recipe is a unique way incorporate pumpkin into a savory recipe that you've never thought to try before! Pumpkin quinoa parmesan fritters are going to be your new favorite side dish to accompany your dinner this season!

Pumpkin Quinoa Parmesan Fritters

Pumpkin quinoa parmesan fritters are a great way to have whole grains in your diet and a fun, new way to enjoy quinoa! Who doesn't love a savory pumpkin recipe such as this?
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 14 fritters
Author: Julie Chiou
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Ingredients 

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • ½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup unseasoned breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to the directions on the bag. Let cool until cool enough for you to touch/handle.
  • Place wax paper on a large baking sheet and set aside.
  • Add the cooked quinoa to a large bowl.
  • Add in the cheese, egg, pumpkin puree, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Stir to incorporate.
  • Using a large cookie scoop or ice cream scoop, scoop quinoa mixture into balls then gently form them into 1/4-inch thick patties. Place on wax paper and continue to form patties until all quinoa has been used up.
  • In a large skillet, add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil into the skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add two fritters into the skillet and cook until browned on one side. Using a large spatula, flip fritters and continue to cook until fritter is browned and warmed through.
  • The fritter is slightly softer than most fritters - it shouldn't fall apart on you if you are gently enough with it.
  • Continue cooking until all fritters have been cooked.
  • Serve warm.

YOUR NOTES

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 0.25 of recipe | Calories: 289 kcal | Carbohydrates: 40 g | Protein: 15 g | Fat: 8 g | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 3 g

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fritter, pumpkin, quinoa
Recipe Rating




Megan

Sunday 3rd of November 2019

Any side suggestions for these and would they go well with Greek yogurt?

Julie Wampler

Wednesday 6th of November 2019

Hmm, if you're using the greek yogurt kind of like a sour cream then sure. Side suggestions: put it on top of a salad!

Alison

Tuesday 27th of November 2018

Looks like a great recipe. Not interested in your political beliefs so please in the future, leave them out of the recipe.

Julie Wampler

Tuesday 27th of November 2018

You do realize this is my blog right? Like, I own everything on here and pay for you to have a free recipe? I can write whatever I want. If you aren't interested in my political beliefs, that's totally fine. To each their own! You don't have to be rude about it; it doesn't affect the recipe so just scroll and move along.

Agnes Maynard

Wednesday 26th of October 2016

Looking forward to try making your quinoa pumpkin Parmesan fritters

Amy

Monday 24th of October 2016

Made these for dinner and they were delicious! I added parsley and crushed red pepper. Love the new use of pumpkin!

Julie

Tuesday 25th of October 2016

I'm glad you enjoyed these!

Sarah

Friday 21st of October 2016

These look delicious and I'd love to try them with my toddler! Do you think they would freeze well after cooking?

Julie

Saturday 22nd of October 2016

I think they would freeze well, definitely!