Foodie Friday: Cheesy Quinoa

I've been trying to incorporate better for me foods into our family dinners for quite some time. 
We don't really eat terrible or anything, but we can definitely make improvements and
one place we can make a change is adding more grains and vegetables.

I pinned this recipe for Cheesy Quinoa a couple of weeks ago after my mom gave me some Quinoa to try. 
I had no idea how to prepare it, so this was a great recipe for me to get started.

Here's Leanne's recipe:
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • Veggies of your choice (optional)
  • good pinch of salt
  • a few grinds of seasoning salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup soy milk or non-fat milk
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese, more for sprinkling
  • Optional- Crushed Red Pepper, Panko Bread crumbs for topping
  • Toppings (optional)- salsa, hot sauce, sour cream, scallions
  1. Lightly saute any veggies you would like in this dish. 
  2. Cook quinoa to packaged instructions until fully cooked. (About 15 minutes)
  3. Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat 13x9 inch dish( or 8 individual ramekins) with cooking spray.Whisk together eggs and milk in large bowl. Fold in quinoa mixture and cheese. Stir very well and let some of the cheese melt.  Transfer to prepared baking dish and if using Panko Crumbs or Bread crumbs add now and bake 30-35 mins, until bread crumbs are browned. 
I added broccoli and cauliflower as my vegetable(s) of choice.

I served this with a turkey meatloaf and I thought it was delicious.
The guys in my house, however, didn't feel the same.
None of them liked it, actually. And even though both Travis and Zachary finished the scoop
I put on there plate, Tyler wasn't having a 2nd taste of his!


  1. I've had some Quinoa in this house that a friend left, but I have yet to make a dish with it. I will try this out!

  2. I've pinned this and really want to try it. I love quinoa!


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