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
426
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Teaspoon butter
  • 1 Cup quinoa
  • 10 eggs
  • 2 1/2 Cups milk
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • 3/4 Teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Cups packed baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 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
13g
19%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
52g
40%
Protein
27g
59%
Vitamin A, RAE
727µg
100%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
550µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
591mg
59%
Choline, total
47mg
11%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
175µg
44%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
131mg
41%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
453mg
65%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
38µg
69%
Sodium, Na
1230mg
82%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
267g
10%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.