Cheesy Quinoa Casserole Recipe

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January 4, 2013

quinoa on plateThis quinoa is a perfect side dish and is quick to make. You can easily vary the seasonings and cheeses for a different taste. You can even add vegetables!


Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 8 servings


  • 1 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups grated cheese (Gruyere and Cheddar), divided
  • 1 cup Panko crumbs
  • vegetables (broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, etc.), optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Add a pinch of salt while cooking.
  2. If you want to add vegetables, saute them in a little oil while the quinoa is cooking. Then add them to the mixture, before pouring it into the baking dish.
  3. Spray a 9 x 13 in. casserole pan with non-stick spray.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and milk together. Add garlic and seasoning salt; stir to combine.
  5. adding seasoning salt
  6. Fold in quinoa and 1 1/2 cups cheese. Pour into baking dish.
  7. adding quinoa
    adding cheese

  8. Top with remaining cheese and Panko crumbs. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until top starts to brown.
  9. top with cheese
  10. Serve with salsa, hot sauce, sour cream, etc.
  11. baking quinoa

* If you want a different spin on this, try using Parmesan/Herb Panko crumbs and mozzarella cheese. Then serve with marinara sauce!


March 5, 2013

This quinoa is a perfect side dish and is quick to make.

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