Garlic Cheese Quinoa Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Garlic Cheese Quinoa Recipe
  • READY IN 1 hr

Garlic Cheese Quinoa

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"This versatile dish can be served as a meal or side because its made with quinoa (keen-wah), a complete protein. This fabulous grain tends to pick up surrounding flavors and in this case, GARLIC and CHEEEEEEESE!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Bring water, quinoa, garlic, and onion powder to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Whisk milk and eggs together in a large bowl. Stir Cheddar cheese and processed cheese food into quinoa mixture until cheeses begin to melt; season with salt and black pepper. Mix quinoa mixture into milk mixture. Transfer quinoa-milk mixture to the prepared baking dish; top with panko bread crumbs.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until topping is lightly browned, 30 to 35 minutes.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • For more flavor, cook the quinoa in half water and half chicken broth and omit the salt. You can also pump up the flavor by adding ingredients such as tomatoes, red pepper flakes, sauteed veggies, bacon pieces, etc. The milk can be substituted with soy, almond, or skim milk.
  • The quinoa mixture can also be baked in 8 individual ramekins.
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Nov 10, 2014

This was my first try at cooking quinoa, and I am a convert!! I did saute some diced zucchini and red onion first, which I added to the quinoa and some veggie broth as in step 1. (I tasted it at the end of 15 minutes... and I could have eaten it all right then!) I followed the rest of the recipe as written, topping with bread crumbs rather than panko (dear hubby shopping foul noted). In the end, a satisfying and healthy new comfort food!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 12.2 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 267 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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