Quinoa, Broccoli, & Cheese Casserole

Quinoa, Broccoli, & Cheese Casserole

Ready in 45 minutes

This is amazingly sweet & nutty

"This was a great addition to my "Meatless Monday" endeavors! My hubby AND my 2 yr. old liked it. I loved it! It has made the rotation! I added about 3 cups of broccoli to it, but other than that I really didn't change a thing about the recipe. I served it with fruit and the whole meal was a hit.
THANK YOU for sharing!!!"

- Minerva79

Top-ranked recipe named "Quinoa, Broccoli, & Cheese Casserole"

4.4 avg, 43 review(s) 95% would make again


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1 1/2 cups quinoa
1/2 medium Onion; chopped
2 cups broccoli florets; cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese; divided 3/4 cup and 1/4 cup
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic; crushed
1/2 tsp Paprika
salt and pepper; to taste

Original recipe makes 0



1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Wash and drain quinoa in a fine mesh strainer 2-3 times.

3. Combine quinoa with 3 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for about 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.

4. Meanwhile, saute onion for a few minutes, and cook broccoli in microwave for about 4 minutes.

5. Combine vegetables and spices in a mixing bowl, adding in hot, cooked quinoa, parmesan and 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese.

6. Mix well and press into an 8x8 baking dish, greased lightly with cooking spray or olive oil.

7. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese on top.

8. Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted on top


Serves 4


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I have been trying to make more meatless meals for my family. This was my first time cooking with quinoa. This recipe was great. It was very easy and quick to make and the whole family liked it. This one is a keeper.
Momiitz 2 months ago
Good dish but fairly blan for my liking. Would make again but would add some more seasoning - more s&p, and would try adding some garlic, etc. and maybe some mushrooms. Could also try with some of the cheese as pepperjack for a little kick!
IronChefChachi 5 months ago
BourbonBelle 11 month ago
I liked it; tho my family wasn't crazy about it. I'll try it again without the broccoli (maybe use carrots) and I think they will be fine with it.
Thekidsmom1224 11 month ago
I make this all the time! However, I add pulled pork to it, although not mixed in. I put the casserole ingredients into the cooking dish, then I push it apart into 3 separate parts. I fill the 2 empty spaces with the pulled pork. (So I have a stripe of casserole, then pork, then casserole, then pork, and finally casserole!) This allows the flavor from the juices to soak into the casserole and yet keep the protein as a separate plate item. I found that when I mixed the pork with the casserole, it didn't set up firmly and was a gloppy - but very tasty! - mess on our plates. Yum yum yum
AZClaire 1 year ago
Super good. Will make again and again.
NellyO 1 year ago
I used prewashed quinoa. Gouda cheese, instead of cheddar. Didn't add any spices. Turned out excellent.
LindaS1111 1 year ago
Fantastic! Cooked quinoa before and didn't like it but in here it's lovely
LadyBarrington 1 year ago
This was really good. We ate it for several days as leftovers. The flavors are great.
jlburgart 1 year ago
andyfavreau 1 year ago
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