Monday, June 25, 2012

Spinach and Cheese Quinoa Casserole

The planets just align in a perfect way at times when you couldn't have wished for a better coincidence.  Right around the time when I was trying to find good, hearty, meatless dinners for Mr. J and I Jenna posted this wonderful Spinach and Cheese Quinoa Casserole recipe.

Think Mac & Cheese made with quinoa.  The casserole is even more healthy with a dose of spinach, red pepper and onion.  Red peppers happened to be on sale for $.99.  Yes, the planets were in perfect alignment.

Did I mention yet it is super easy?

I made the dish itself in the morning before work and then just had Mr. J through it in the oven at night.  Team effort.  The only question here is who does the dishes.  Mr. J claimed he made dinner since he was the last one in the kitchen. Dishes were left to me.

Now this picture isn't as pretty but we took the leftovers and made stuffed peppers.  I had gotten a bag of green peppers at the store and suddenly it was green peppers every night for dinner.  Well, if you roast them for 20 minutes and then stuff with this yummy quinoa mixture you have a second dinner that is just as fabulous as the first. 

This time around Mr. J insisted on some protein with a fried egg.  Little does he know quinoa is a miracle grain that happens to be a complete protein as well. 

Go check out Spinach and Cheese Quinoa Casserole.


  1. Love quinoa -- and quinoa with veggies and cheese? Yummo!

  2. What a great idea! I never would have thought of that recipe....and I have lots of quinoa in my pantry!

  3. A wonderful recipe! Love quinoa, especially if cooked with a good recipe!

    1. I have found it is very important to find good recipes when using quinoa to feed my husband. This is one of them.

  4. This looks great! I love the idea of stuffing peppers with the leftovers!

  5. Yummy!! This looks absolutely delicious and a dish that would be a big hit in our household. My hubs insists on having meat or protein of some sort with most dinners too. Sigh...if it were up to me I'd probably never eat meat, but gotta please the masses sometimes! And, I totally think your hubs should do the dishes since you actually prepared the whole thing. :-)

  6. Looks hearty and satisfying. I love quinoa and this is a great way to use it. :)

  7. This looks INCREDIBLE! I've never cooked with quinoa before, but this makes me want to.

  8. I'm still not totally sold on quinoa, but smother it with cheese and I'm totally game to try!

  9. Quinoa, spinach and cheese??? This sounds fantastic!!!!

  10. Loving the ingredients in this casserole my friend :D
    Healthy but filling and delish!


  11. I love this so much! Totally saving it. I love quinoa.

  12. I love this so much! Totally saving it. I love quinoa.

  13. What a fabulous idea, Emily! Best way to use up leftovers! :)


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