Cheese and Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

31 May 2013

Cheese and Broccoli Quinoa Casserole



It's Friday lovely people! And it couldn't come fast enough..

With tones of presentations to do, and papers to read, I need to kick back and relax a little. I am halfway through summer school, so the end is in sight!




So I bought quinoa for the fist time. First time guys, I'm so excited!

I bought it on Monday, and I was thinking about it all week. In my classes, on the commute home, while brushing my teeth... I was thinking about how to best introduce quinoa into my life.




Since I am most comfortable around cheese and casseroles, this was the obvious thing for me to do.

So now that I've hopped on the quinoa bandwagon, what do I think? Well I think I understand why it's one of the ingredients bloggers go ga-ga about. I think I am going to put this casserole on my regular cycle!






What you'll need:

-1 1/2 cups quinoa
-1 tablespoon oil
-3/4 cups broccoli, chopped
-1 large onion, diced
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-2 eggs
-1 cup milk
-1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
-1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs


Directions:

    1.   Rinse and dry quinoa. Cook according to package instructions.
    2.   In a small skillet, heat up the oil. When the oil is hot, fry the onions and broccoli until the onions are golden. Remove from heat and set aside.
    3.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Coat an 11x7 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
    4.   In a large bowl, beat together the eggs and milk. Fold in the quinoa and cheese until fully combined.
    5.   Pour the quinoa mixture into your prepared baking dish and sprinkle with Panko bread crumbs. Bake for 30-35 minutes.




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18 comments:

  1. Hi Cathleen, your comfort food look very inviting and delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice weekend.

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  2. Ooh, what a great idea to use quinoa!

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  3. SOunds pretty easy quinoa recipe..
    i love whwn it ,oist crumbly like yours!

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  4. Cathleen , I think I'm one of those few who haven't tried quinoa yet lol Sounds really interesting ! Okay , throw a plate with quinoa casserole of course , over here ;D

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  5. I never thought of using quinoa in a casserole! This looks delicious. Yay for the weekend and only a few more weeks left of summer school!

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  6. Welcome to the quinoa world!

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  7. Ah, how fabulous! I bet I could eat a lot more quinoa in one sitting this way!

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  8. Sounds delicious, I love using quinoa in casseroles!

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  9. Sounds cheesy and delicious. A great way to start out with quinoa if using it for the first time. I remember the same thing I would question, what do I use it in? It is easily replaces anything you would normally have rice or noodles. I now even use quinoa flour for my pancakes. It is delicious.

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  10. Love quinoa! This is so comforting and delicious.

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  12. I've never tried quinoa, but this looks like a super recipe to start with! :)

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  13. Oh, boy, does this sound wonderful! The hubby would eat it as a side dish, but it looks perfect for my dinner :)

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  14. Your first time using quinoa looks like it turned out great! Looks delicious!

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  15. Love quinoa and how you used it in this casserole! Great job on your first time using this ingredient. So creative and looks fantastic Cathleen!

    Kelly - LifemadeSweeter.com

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  16. This looks delicious! I love everything in it.

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