• Serves
    14
  • 122
    Calories

Dietician's Tip: These golden-brown cakes are packed with nutrients and protein. Serve with a side salad or make smaller cakes for an appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into spears
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 ounces Gruyere or Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

Heat oven to 375 F. Place the potatoes on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes or until potatoes are completely soft. Meanwhile, cook quinoa according to package directions; set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, combine cooked potatoes, cooked quinoa, eggs, garlic, cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large saucepan. Form half of the quinoa mixture into 1/4-cup patties and place in the pan; cook until cakes are golden brown. Place cooked patties on a baking sheet. Repeat process with remaining oil and quinoa mixture. Bake cakes in the oven for 5 minutes to ensure they are heated through.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 1 cake

  • Calories 122
  • Cholesterol 38 mg
  • Monounsaturated fat 3 g
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Sodium 172 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 10 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Serving size 1 cake
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Dairy foods (low-fat or fat-free) 1/2
  • Fats and oils 1/2
  • Grains and grain products 1/2
  • Vegetables 1/2
  • Carbohydrates 1/2
  • Fats 1/2
  • Protein and dairy 1/2
  • Fats 1/2
  • Meat and meat substitutes 1/2
  • Starches 1/2
Last Updated: 06-02-2016
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