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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bake

 
I love quick and easy casseroles, especially ones that are on the healthier side. As I was preparing my quinoa on Sunday for my weekday lunches I came up with the idea of this deliciously yummy cheesy veggie quinoa bake. Great to serve as dinner or split it up for your weekday lunches too.




What you need:
1 zucchini
2 handfuls of fresh washed spinach
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup prepared quinoa
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
garlic, salt, pepper (to taste)
2 teaspoons Coconut oil
 
What you do:
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-As you are preparing your quinoa you want to saute your veggies
-Put 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in a pan, heat it up, add your zucchini.
-Once zucchini is at desired tenderness, add your spinach along with garlic, salt, and pepper.
-Once your spinach has fully cooked transfer the spinach and zucchini into a lightly sprayed casserole dish.
-Next add a teaspoon of coconut oil to another pan and toss in your sliced mushrooms along with garlic, salt, and pepper.
-Once mushrooms are fully sauteed add them to your zucchini and spinach
-Quinoa should be done at this point, add the quinoa as well as 1/2 cup of cheese to your casserole dish
-Fold all ingredients together well.
-Use your leftover 1 cup of cheese and sprinkle it over the top of your casserole.
-Pop your dish in the oven for about 20 minutes until the top is bubbly and brown.
-Once your casserole is ready, take it out of the oven, cool slightly, and enjoy!
 
mmmmm.....delish!
 
 
Have you ever made a casserole with quinoa before? What is your favorite casserole to make or eat?
 
Tori 

10 comments:

  1. Looks good! I think I could do this, doesn't sound too hard!

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    1. Hey Stephanie! It is super easy and best part is that you can swap and replace the veggies with your favorites.

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  2. um, yum! i love quinoa and i love cheese. sold!

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    1. So do I! It was only natural that I had to create a recipe with the two =)

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  3. Ok you are starting to break my no quinoa rule. This looks good.

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    1. Haha, I bet you if you try it you will love it!

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  4. YUM! this looks so good and I love that you can pack tons of veggies into it!!

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    1. Hey Kels,
      It is super yummy and I'm always switching up veggies for a little change of flavor

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    1. Isn't it great? Almost anything goes with it!

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