Garlic Cheese Quinoa

Garlic Cheese Quinoa

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"This versatile dish can be served as a meal or side because its made with quinoa (keen-wah), a complete protein. This fabulous grain tends to pick up surrounding flavors and in this case, GARLIC and CHEEEEEEESE!"

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 238 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.7g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 12.2 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 218 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring water, quinoa, garlic, and onion powder to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Whisk milk and eggs together in a large bowl. Stir Cheddar cheese and processed cheese food into quinoa mixture until cheeses begin to melt; season with salt and black pepper. Mix quinoa mixture into milk mixture. Transfer quinoa-milk mixture to the prepared baking dish; top with panko bread crumbs.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until topping is lightly browned, 30 to 35 minutes.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • For more flavor, cook the quinoa in half water and half chicken broth and omit the salt. You can also pump up the flavor by adding ingredients such as tomatoes, red pepper flakes, sauteed veggies, bacon pieces, etc. The milk can be substituted with soy, almond, or skim milk.
  • The quinoa mixture can also be baked in 8 individual ramekins.
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  1. 2 Ratings

Linda at Bit of Flavor

This was my first try at cooking quinoa, and I am a convert!! I did saute some diced zucchini and red onion first, which I added to the quinoa and some veggie broth as in step 1. (I tasted it at the end of 15 minutes... and I could have eaten it all right then!) I followed the rest of the recipe as written, topping with bread crumbs rather than panko (dear hubby shopping foul noted). In the end, a satisfying and healthy new comfort food!


I've never given a poor review, and we love quinoa and garlic and cheese, but this was BLAND--nearly tasteless, even though I'd used a pepper jack velveeta. I don't even think we'll finish the dish, cause it will be completely inedible without topping it with more cheese or hot sauce or something. I'll try to tweak it to serve it because quinoa is nutritious and rather expensive, but it needs some serious help. Sorry, but I won't be making this again, which is disappointing, considering the quinoa itself smelled pretty good while it was cooking.