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
705
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
37g
57%
Sugar
10g
N/A
Saturated Fat
19g
94%
Cholesterol
466mg
100%
Protein
50g
100%
Carbs
41g
14%
Vitamin A
514µg
57%
Vitamin B12
2µg
42%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
32.2%
Vitamin C
43mg
71%
Vitamin D
5µg
1%
Vitamin E
3mg
16%
Vitamin K
77µg
96%
Calcium
1111mg
100%
Fiber
4g
16%
Folate (food)
184µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
184µg
46%
Iron
5mg
28%
Magnesium
160mg
40%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
1044mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
813mg
23%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
69%
Sodium
1206mg
50%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
21.7%
Zinc
5mg
36%