Buffalo quinoa balls

Heather Disarro

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Buffalo quinoa balls are really a year-round meal that you'll love to serve. Tender balls of quinoa are doused in delicious Buffalo sauce and served with a side of ranch and veggies.

buffalo quinoa balls

Buffalo quinoa balls

Serves 4


  • 2-1/2 cups prepared plain quinoa
  • 1 (14 ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 cup Buffalo sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, thoroughly mash the beans until there are no large chunks left.
  2. Add the prepared quinoa, egg, 1/4 cup of Buffalo sauce, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Stir to combine thoroughly, and then spoon into balls that are about 1-1/2 tablespoons apiece.
  4. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil.
  5. When the oil is hot, add about 8 to 10 balls to the skillet, browning them completely on all sides.
  6. Remove and cook the remaining balls the same way.
  7. When the balls are all done cooking add the remaining Buffalo sauce and the butter to the skillet.
  8. Heat until the butter is melted and stir to combine with the Buffalo sauce.
  9. Add the balls back to the skillet and very gently coat with the Buffalo sauce.
  10. Serve immediately.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.