Cheesy Onion and Broccoli Quinoa

30 Mar 2015

Cheesy Onion and Broccoli Quinoa

Cheesy Onion and Broccoli Quinoa


Are you craving Mac and Cheese? But without the Mac? (So just cheese?)



Cheesy Onion and Broccoli Quinoa


But seriously, I am LOVING this quinoa dish. It mimics your regular Mac and Cheese without feeling like you need to go to the gym the next day, and loaded with other vegetables everyone has lying around the house. I think I could even eat the whole batch in one sitting. I mean, come on. Cheese, broccoli, onions and quinoa? I think I am in food heaven with all of my kitchen staples.

This dish comes together in less than 30 minutes, so coming home really late and stressing about what to make for dinner is a thing of the past!


Cheesy Onion and Broccoli Quinoa


I have been making this at least once a month for the past year, and I am wondering why I have never posted a recipe for it. Maybe I assumed it was just so easy that people would have thought of it on their own. And many of you probably did, but for those who are new to quinoa or have not experimented with it other than adding it maybe in salad, a burger or maybe even breakfast porridge, this should be your next step.

Mondays are quinoa days in my house. Come and join me!


Cheesy Onion and Broccoli Quinoa


Cheesy Onion and Broccoli Quinoa
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 1 3/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
  1. Heat the vegetable broth, quinoa, onion and garlic on medium heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium low, cover, and let simmer for 10 minutes. Place the broccoli in the pan and allow to simmer for another 5 minutes, or until the liquid is completely absorbed.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese. Cover and set aside to let the cheese melt, around 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Adapted from All Recipes



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16 comments:

  1. Simple but the flavors would all be there, delicious! Liking this one

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  2. Want want want! Quinoa is so delicious :D And goes hand in hand with broccoli, yum! Thanks for the recipe Cathleen xx

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  3. This looks so amazing! I haven't had quinoa in too long :)

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  4. Great alternative to mac and cheese! I love quinoa and this looks delicious!

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  5. Love this!! Quinoa is always a good idea!

    Sues

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  6. This is totally going on my "Passover to make" list.

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  7. What a great simple dish! I think quinoa is the new rice.

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  9. Love quinoa! This dish looks amazing!

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  10. This is such an awesome dish! I love it!

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  11. This looks fantastic! I love finding new ways to enjoy quinoa!

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  12. Wow I really love the sound of this dish - all my favorites too!

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  13. This is a total winner. Whenever I make stir fry, I pair it with quinoa. Mac and cheese is a game changer. Thank you for this recipe. Yum!

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  14. this looks so delicious! love quinoa and I'm sure broccoli and cheese will make me very happy :)

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  15. What a great idea. I love that you made mac and cheese healthier. And with my quinoa addiction, I'm especially loving that you found a way to swap out the noodles for this amazing little grain.

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  16. The quinoa dish I had today was no where near as fabulous as this. You win the Internet today.

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