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Quinoa-Cheese Casserole

  • 7 Ingredients
  • 6 Servings
  • Main Dish
  • 140 Calories

A healthier take on traditional macaroni and cheese, our gooey quinoa-cheese casserole will quickly become a family favorite. Quinoa, which replaces the noodles in this recipe, is a superfood: It has almost twice the fiber of other refined grains, and it's a good source of protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup quinoa, rinsed well and drained
  • 1½ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided into ¾ cup and ¼ cup

Instructions

  1. Sauté the garlic for a few seconds and then add in and sauté the quinoa for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add in the water, pepper, and onion powder, stirring well.  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover tightly and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  3. While the quinoa is cooking, preheat the oven to 350º F and lightly spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  4. When the quinoa is done, let it sit off the heat for about 5 minutes while you whisk together the egg and milk in a small bowl. Quickly stir the liquid into the pan of quinoa with the ¾ cup of cheese and dump it all into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of cheese over the top and place in the oven to bake for 25-35 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: ½ cup

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 2g
    • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 4.5g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 24g
    • Dietary Fiber: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 7.5mg
  • Sodium: 290mg

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Quinoa-Cheese Casserole


Quinoa-Cheese Casserole
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A healthier take on traditional macaroni and cheese, this gooey quinoa-cheese casserole will become a family favorite.
Ingredients
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- ¾ cup quinoa, rinsed well and drained
- 1½ cups water
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 large egg
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided into ¾ cup and ¼ cup Prep time:
Cook time:
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Yield: 6
Calories: 140
Fat: 2 g