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Broccoli & Cheese Quinoa Casserole

Quinoa is superfood packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants, and more. We love it- especially in casseroles. It’s hearty and filling and extremely versatile. It can be eaten savory and sweet- as casseroles, muffins, breakfast cereal, fried ‘rice’… Seriously. There are so many ways to eat it.

 

This casserole is really easy to make. Prep takes a few minutes to cook the quinoa and roast the broccoli, but actual hands-on time is pretty low. This is a healthier, more nutrient-rich version of a classic. I hope you love it!

 

Broccoli & Cheese Quinoa Casserole | a kitchen cafe

 

Prep time: 20 minutes

Bake time: 15 minutes

 

1 1/2 cups uncooked quinoa

3 cups chicken broth

1 tsp pink himalayan salt

For perfect quinoa prep, click here.

 

2 heads of broccoli

salt & oil

For roasted broccoli prep, click here.

 

1 cup cut green onions

1 1/2 tbsp stone ground mustard

2 tsp salt

1 tsp granulated garlic

1/2 cup milk (I use rice milk)

1 cup plain greek yogurt

2 cups cheese of choice (I like sharp white cheddar)

 

-Preheat oven to 400.

-Combine green onions, spices, mustard, dairy and 1 cup of cheese in a bowl and mix well.

-In a casserole dish, combine cooked quinoa and roasted broccoli. Stir in the dairy mixture until well combined.

-Sprinkle top with remaining cheese and bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is brown and bubbly.

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