Pumpkin Quinoa Parmesan Fritters

  • 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!

    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?
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 20 mins
    Total Time: 35 mins
    Calories: 289kcal
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    Ingredients

    • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
    • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
    • 1/4 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.

    Notes

    Nutrition Facts
    Pumpkin Quinoa Parmesan Fritters
    Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
    Calories 289 Calories from Fat 72
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 8g 12%
    Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    Sugars 3g
    Protein 15g 30%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
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  • Suzanne says:

    Looks amazing! Can you please tell me what size can of pumpkin to use?

    • Julie says:

      You don’t use the whole can. In the recipe it is stated that it’s 1 cup of pumpkin puree. In other words, 1 cup = 8 ounces of pumpkin puree. So at least an 8-ounce can of pumpkin puree for this recipe. I hope you enjoy!

  • Maria Lichty says:

    What a great use of pumpkin

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    Love the pumpkin quinoa and parmesan combo here!

  • Heather Christo says:

    I love these! and I can’t wait for the next house update!

  • Marla Meridith says:

    Pumpkin fritters? Count me in!

  • jenny bryant says:

    HI- I am planning on making these this weekend. What is the green that’s in all of your fritters? That isn’t in the recipe. Thanks,

    • Julie says:

      I threw in freshly chopped parsley! It’s totally optional :)

  • Sarah says:

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

    • Julie says:

      I think they would freeze well, definitely!

  • Amy says:

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

    • Julie says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed these!

  • Agnes Maynard says:

    Looking forward to try making your quinoa pumpkin Parmesan fritters

  • Alison says:

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

    • Julie Wampler says:

      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.

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