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Moni?S Quinoa Mac N? Cheese Recipe

Looking for an easy Moni?s Quinoa Mac N? Cheese recipe? Learn how to make Moni?s Quinoa Mac N? Cheese using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by laurabeth1985

Makes 6 servings



http://monicanelsonfitness.com/blog/meals/quinoa-mac-n-cheese/ ?2 tsp olive oil ?1 med. leek white and pale green parts halved and sliced (1 cup)-OR chives are fine too ?1/2 cup diced tomato, or red/green pepper ?1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained (OR you can just use pre-cooked and cut back on the water and cooking time) ?good pinch of salt ?a few grinds of seasoning salt ?2 cloves garlic, minced ?3 cups of water (or stock) ?2 large eggs ?1 cup soy milk, non-fat milk, or milk of choice ?1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese, more for sprinkling- NOTE: (You may find you need more cheese, BUT I use this amount to still keep the dish 'lighter' yet very flavorful.) ?Optional- Crushed Red Pepper, Panko Bread crumbs for topping ?Toppings (optional)- salsa, hot sauce, sour cream, scallions (you get the picture)

Recipe Ingredients for Moni?s Quinoa Mac N? Cheese

1.5 cup (dry) (uncooked) Quinoa Organic Grain
0.5 cup, chopped or sliced Tomatoes, Red, Ripe
1.5 serving Extra Virgin Olive Oil
16 tbsp chopped Chives
1 serving Pure Almond Almondmilk
2 large Egg, Whole
0.67 cup Bread Crumbs
2 tsp Pepper, Red Or Cayenne

Recipe Directions for Moni?s Quinoa Mac N? Cheese

  1. Heat oil in med. saucepan over med. heat. Add leek and tomatoes (or bell peppers-or any veggies you want really); cover and cook 5 mins or until tender. Stir in quinoa and garlic, and cook, uncovered, 3-4 mins, or until grains start to turn opaque. (They will not fully be cooked yet.)

  2. Add 3 cups water (or stock) and season with salt and the Seasoning Salt (I like Lawry's or Everyday Seasoning). Cover and reduce heat to med-low and simmer 15-20 mins or more, (depends and also what kind of quinoa you use) or until most liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand 5 mins.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat 13x9 inch dish with cooking spray. Whisk together eggs and milk in large bowl. Fold in quinoa mixture and cheese (if you feel you need more cheese, add here.) Stir very well and let some of the cheese melt. (Will seem a little "soupy", do not worry, it will all mold together.)

  4. Transfer to prepared baking dish and if using Panko Crumbs or Bread crumbs, add now. You can also sprinkle a bit more cheese on now if you prefer for topping. Bake 25-35 mins, (or until browned around edges.)

  5. Now you can toss with many toppings, some ideas: salsa, scallions, sour cream, and hot sauce! I serve with a side of steamed broccoli or a salad and a nice slice of good hearty bread.

Categories

Main Dish, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
226
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
25.1g
39%
Saturated Fat
3.3g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
31mg
10%
Sodium
57mg
2%
Potassium
318mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
34.9g
12%
Dietary Fiber
7.4g
30%
Sugars
1.1g
Protein
8.4g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 11% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
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