Quinoa Mac and Cheese Recipe

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


Submitted by hodukacn

Makes 6 servings



Macaroni and cheese made with quinoa

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa Mac and Cheese

2 tbsp olive oil
1 med. Leeks
1/2 cup diced red pepper
1 1/2 cups quinoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 large eggs
1 cup non-fat milk
2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs

Recipe Directions for Quinoa Mac and 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 and season with salt and the Seasoning Salt (I like Lawry's or Everyday Seasoning). Cover and reduce heat to med-low and simmer 5-10 more, 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. Stir very well and let some of the cheese melt. Transfer to prepared baking dish and if using Panko Crumbs or Bread crumbs add now and bake 30-35 mins, (or until browned around edges.)

  4. 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

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 173.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
425
Calories from Fat
194
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.6g
33%
Saturated Fat
9.5g
48%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
111mg
37%
Sodium
540mg
23%
Potassium
415mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
37.9g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
3.8g
Protein
20.1g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 38% Iron 18%
* 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
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in phosphorus
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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