Parmesan-Sage Quinoa Cakes


Parmesan Sage Quinoa CakesI am very excited to introduce you to Cassie today.  Cassie is the host of Bake Your Day.  She and I started blogging around the same time, and have been followers of each other since the beginning.  Cassie guest posted for me last summer, but we have both come so far, I asked if she would help out again.  If you are not already a fan of Bake Your Day, then you really need to head over there.  Trust me you will NOT be disappointed.


Hey there everyone, I am Cassie from Bake Your Day and I am honored to be posting for Erin today.  I moved earlier this year and remember how hectic it was.

Erin and I met way, way back at the beginning of both of our blogging “careers” and I have loved watching Erin’s blog grow into what it is today.  She and her recipes are so real and honest, and we definitely share a love for curry!

I have a deep affinity for quinoa.  It is the staple of all staples in my house and I add it to lots of things like burgers, salads, quesadillas, etc.  I think I love it the most for its versatility.  I love that it picks up the flavors of whatever you pair it with.

I have found my new favorite quick-fix meal in these cakes.  So simple and quick and I can’t even begin to tell you how much flavor they have.  Fresh lemons and herbs shine through these.  If you don’t have sage, use any herb that you like.  They are fresh, light and summery!

Yields 5

Light and fluffy quinoa paired with Parmesan and sage in a quick and easy "cake". Great for a summer's night dinner.

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice (about half of one large lemon)
  • 1 Tbs. fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • Salt & pepper
  • Olive oil, for frying


  1. Mix quinoa, parmesan cheese, red pepper, lemon juice, sage and oregano in a large bowl until combined. Add the eggs and panko and stir until moistened throughout. The mixture should be moist and easily hold together, add more panko as needed.
  2. Season the mixture with salt and pepper and combine. Use a 1/3-cup measuring cup to measure the mixture and form into patties.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a nonstick skillet. Cook the patties for 4-5 minutes on one side until browned, then flip and cook for 2-3 more minutes on the opposite side. Sprinkle more parmesan cheese on top, if desired.


Thank you so much Cassie for helping out today.  I can’t wait to try these, I am always looking for new quinoa recipes.


  1. Thanks for having me Erin! Hope the move goes smoothly!!

  2. Love these! And love you and Cassie partnering! How fun :)

  3. Oooo lala! I make grits cakes, but this would be great… packed with protein!

  4. Welcome Cassie (I’m a huge fan :))! These quinoa cakes sound delicious, I love the parmesan-sage additions!

  5. Yum! A lovely and healthy summer dish. And two of my favorite bloggers! :)

  6. I love the crisp crust you got on these, yum!

  7. I love quinoa in cake-form! That crispness is just undeniable.

  8. Ohhh yum!! Cassie, your quinoa cake, looks and sounds fantastic! I always make a batch pf quinoa and refridgerate it, so this little treat should take no time to make.

  9. These look amazing! What a great combination and a great way for me to use the overload of sage I have growing in my herb garden! :)

  10. I love Cassie’s recipes and great to see her here on your blog Erin! Beautiful presentation on the blue board and the quinoa cakes looks yummy!

  11. Looks absolutely perfect!! Great job Cassie!! :) Have a wonderful weekend to both my lovely blogger friends. :)

  12. The quinoa cakes sound yummy! Good luck on your move Erin;-)

  13. I love quinoa and these look amazing. I must try these ASAP. :)

  14. I love this recipe. I just fell in head over heals with quinoa due to a few fantastic recipes I have found. I think this one is going to join that list. These look delicious.

  15. I really lovely use for quinoa – I use it a lot but had not thought about making “cakes” with it! – gorgeous
    Mary x

  16. Last time Cassie guest posted for you, I ended up making one of my most popular recipes ever based on hers! So clearly I love it when the two of you get together. :)

  17. These cakes look so healthy and delicious – love quinoa 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  18. What a healthy snack that is full of wonderful flavors! Never thought to use quinoa in a cake form. Pinning now!

  19. So glad to see Cassie here! I love quinoa and these cakes look so good!

  20. Me love quinoa cakes!!!! <3 I can eat these forever!

  21. So happy to see Cassie here! I love both of your blogs, and these quinoa cakes look divine! Great guest post girls!

  22. Oh, these sound so, so good! I just love quinoa…but have only used it in salads! Erin, you have a full plate this week…moving and a bake sale? So nice to find Cassie helping you out :)

  23. YUM! These look fantastic! It kond of reminds me of the grain cakes we had in Chicago.

  24. I love quinoa cakes, and these sound so fresh and summery!

  25. You and Cassie are both great and I always find myself hungry on your blogs! These look awesome!

  26. I love Cassie’ blog! These cakes look so good, I bet I could even get my son to eat quinoa if I made these!

  27. Hi Cassie, I just adore quinoa and these look absolutely delicious!


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