Baked Quinoa with Spinach, Red Peppers, and Cheese

Baked Quinoa with Spinach, Red Peppers, and Cheese

Joanie Zisk

For a healhty twist on summer casseroles, quinoa with spinach and red peppers is baked with cheese and perfect for a hot summer evening. 

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4
Servings
507
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Teaspoon  butter
  • 1  Cup  quinoa
  • 10  eggs
  • 2 1/2  Cups  milk
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • 1  Teaspoon  chopped rosemary
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  black pepper
  • 2  Cups  packed baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
  • 1 1/2  Cup  asiago cheese
  • 1  Cup  Parmesan cheese

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-by-13-inch glass or metal baking dish with butter and set aside.

Put the quinoa into a fine-mesh strainer and rinse with cold running water and drain well. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Stir in spinach, red peppers, quinoa, and 1 cup of the asiago cheese. Cover the pan tightly with foil then jiggle dish gently from side to side so that the quinoa settles on the bottom in an even layer.

Bake until just set, about 45 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of asiago cheese and all of the Parmesan cheese evenly over the top. Return to the oven and bake, uncovered, until golden brown, 10 minutes more.

Cool slightly before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
76g
58%
Protein
26g
57%
Vitamin A, RAE
683µg
98%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
373µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
484mg
48%
Choline, total
77mg
18%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Folate, total
243µg
61%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
229mg
72%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
734mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
699mg
47%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
283g
10%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Quinoa Shopping Tip

Stock up on quinoa and have it available for the days you are tired of rice or pasta. It's a great substitute for rice, beans, cereal, bulgar, or couscous.

Quinoa Cooking Tip

The general rule is to add one part quinoa to two parts liquid in a saucepan. One cup of quinoa will take about 15 minutes.