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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 328.7
  • Total Fat: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 447.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 51.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.5 g
  • Protein: 15.5 g

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Quinoa-Sweet Potato Casserole

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Quinoa-Sweet Potato Casserole
View the original recipe for Quinoa-Black Bean Casserole

Introduction

This recipe came about because I had just made vegetable enchiladas and had leftovers, plus quinoa from earlier in the week. Thankfully, this experiment yielded a hearty, delicious meal. This recipe came about because I had just made vegetable enchiladas and had leftovers, plus quinoa from earlier in the week. Thankfully, this experiment yielded a hearty, delicious meal.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 cup cooked quinoa
    3 cups cooked black beans (or two
    15-ounce cans, drained and rinsed)
    2 large sweet potatoes, shredded
    1 cup shredded Daiya non-dairy cheddar cheese
    1 tbsp ground cumin
    Liberal pinches salt and pepper
    1/2 cup nutritional yeast
    1 cup salsa
    2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish

Tips

Nutritional yeast is full of protein and fiber, and many brands are fortified with B vitamins. These yellow flakes are tasty, too. Sprinkle them on or in any dish to replace cheese.

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Directions

I cooked up a batch of dried beans that I seasoned with onions, garlic, chiles and spices. If you use canned beans, you might need more spices.

Serve this with steamed broccoli or wilted spinach.

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare a 9 x 9
casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the quinoa, black
beans, sweet potato, 1⁄2 cup of the Daiya, and
the cumin, salt, and pepper. In a small bowl,
mix together the nutritional yeast and the salsa. Pour the salsa mixture over the vegetables, then pour
everything into the prepared casserole dish.
3. Sprinkle the remaining Daiya over the top
and bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Garnish
with the cilantro.






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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic, moist and cheezy! I am vegan, boyfriend is not so we served his with a side of chicken sausage. We shredded the potatoes and had no problem with it being dry. We were out of black beans so we used pinto and black eyed peas. Super filling as a bonus. - 4/8/12

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe. I cooked my quinoa in vegetable broth and added sauteed onions and garlic to the casserole. I may not have grated the sweet potatoes finely enough as they were still a little firm but a few more minutes of cooking helped. All I had was peach salsa and it worked well! Thanks - 7/6/12

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I used real cheese and omitted the nutritional yeast because I didn't have any but will try again in the future. Great healthy meal that I can see filling me up for days! Thank you! - 4/10/12

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  • 6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    With all the complaints I'm surprised any member would dare to post a recipe. What a bunch of whiners. Thanks for the recipe. - 4/8/13

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  • 6 of 16 people found this review helpful
    The nutritional data for this recipe is very confusing.
    Are the 328.7 calories for the whole dish, or for one serving.

    Are the Carbohydrates, (51gr) for one serving or for the whole recipe. The recipe sounds great, but I can't prepare it until I know what is the nutritional content per serving - 9/4/12

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I LOVED this meal. This is the first time I have ever cooked with Quinoa and maybe the 2nd time I have ever cooked a sweet potato. The kids even liked it! I have leftovers for lunch all week! WOOT!!! Thank you for sharing! - 4/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I pre-steamed cubed sweet potatoes in the microwave. Didn't have quite enough quinoa and left out the yeast - added some diced tomatoes with juice since I didn't have quite enough salsa. NOT dry and quite filling - I'll make it again! - 4/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I subbed with real cheese, acorn squash and red beans. Loved it! - 4/29/12

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Although tasty, I found the proportions to be questionable. 2 large sweet potatoes, shredded resulted in an overwhelming amount of sweet potato, which tended to crowd out everything else, including the quinoa. Next time, I will make it with half the potato, and double the quinoa. - 4/6/13

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    For those wondering about the nutritional values, it says 'Per Serving' but it makes 8 servings. - 11/14/12

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I noticed a few people with gluten allergies posting about soy. I am very severely gluten intolerant and eat soy on a daily basis. You do have to be careful with some soy products such as tofu dogs, veggie burgers etc. But generally speaking soy is safe for the gluten intolerant. - 4/8/12

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Daiya cheese is a delicious non-dairy alternative, I use it all the time! It can be found in most organic sections at grocery stores or Whole Foods. Nutritional yeast can also be found in most organic sections, it's great for sauces or gravies! : ) - 3/8/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was outstanding! I didn't have black beans, so I added kidney beans instead and it was exactly what I had hoped it would be. - 11/29/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was DELISH...I didn't change a thing and it turned out to be big enough for 2 full dinners. I would just suggest that you might want to up the baking time to allow the sweet potatoes to be fully cooks, otherwise PERFECT! - 11/29/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Tips: use home soaked and cooked beans, it may take longer to cook but there are a lot of hidden chemicals in canned anything.... - 4/30/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really good and much better than I was expecting. I omitted the nutritional yeast since I didn't have any. My two year old asked for seconds. Thanks! - 4/29/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It would be helpful to list "2 large sweet potatoes, shredded" as a number of cups of shredded sweet potato. After shredding to large sweet potatoes, I had mounds of potato and much more than needed for the recipe. - 4/7/13

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Where is the recipe to what is pictured????? Looks good -- too bad the recipe is for another dish. Once again, photo does not match recipe. - 4/6/13

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  • O.K.
    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Jesus, trying to kill snails with that sodium hit - 2/4/13

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  • 1 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Looks way too carb-y for me. Are you sure the nutrition facts are correct? And no, Not Eating Faux Cheese (gotta love the hexane) any time soon. I apologize, but.... not going to rate this, either. Actually, though, if you did without the Faux Cheeziod substance, this might be good on occasion. - 10/7/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This came out great! First, the picture with this recipe must be from a different recipe - mine looked nothing like the above. I didn't find it dry at all, though I added extra salsa and topped with salsa. Would also make a great burrito filling! - 9/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds very tasty & delicious. - 9/4/12

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This looks like a perfect clean-eating recipe. I love quinoa, I can't wait to try it - 4/8/12

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  • O.K.
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It was OK-----Quinoa is just different-- - 4/6/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This looks wonderful and I want to try it but the calorie count seems to high for me while I'm trying to lose weight. All the ingredients look tasty I will save it and try it after I get to my ideal weight.. Thank you so much for posting Stepf. - 4/6/12

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  • Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    The picture definitely looks like the sweet potatoes are cubed, not shredded. I will try the recipe as described. If it is a bit dry, as somebody mentioned, add a little vegetable broth. - 4/6/12

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    recipe says 2 large sweet potatoes shredded , calories say 1/4 cup sweet potatoes cubed - 4/6/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    How big is a serving??? I need to know if it is worth the calories... - 4/6/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    What is the size of the serving? - 3/16/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am going to make this tonight. I have Daiya cheese at home (soy-free, to answer MICHELLE270). Daiya cheese has a strong flavor, though, and if I didn't already have it on-hand, I would use Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet Cheddar vegan cheese instead (this one does contain soy). - 3/13/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds interesting but I don't understand why the calories are so much higher in the vegan version than the original - would like to know if that is correct. - 3/11/12

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  • Very pleasantly surprised by this recipe. Daughter must eat dairy and gluten free. This was quick and easy to make. Husband and I decided it is a keeper for us! I baked a small portion in the toaster oven...and later did the rest in a large frying pan with a small amt. of coconut oil. We LIKE! - 4/18/14

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  • Made this the other night with only 1 sweet potato (I was tired of shredding)! I also forgot to add the salsa before I baked it but I've been adding 2 Tbsp to each serving as I eat it and it's very good and filling! Mine looked like the picture above. Thanks for the great recipe! - 12/17/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Could we PLEASE know the amount per serving? Is it one cup? This is basic info and should be included with each recipe.

    This looks good but the calories, carbs and sodium all seem high to me. - 11/29/13

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  • This was delicious. I enjoy making this on a Sunday and keeping it in the refrigerator for a healthy lunch with a salad or a snack. Very tast! - 11/29/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am going to make this - this weekend - 11/16/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Daiya!!! A staple in our household. I never see it in recipes, so this was a treat. Looks great, can't wait to try. - 10/28/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    There were def more likes than not so I will give this a try. Sounds very good to me. What does the nutritional (?) yeast do for this recipe? Is it necessary? - 6/9/13

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  • not very appealing in look and taste..... needs more moisture,,,,, - 4/9/13

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  • So....I made this last night and well....it wasn't exactly a success which was a surprise because all of the ingredients are quite acceptable in my family - except I never had used the nutritional yeast - does it sometimes have an unpleasant back taste...hot sauce sprinkled on top helped remarkably. - 4/9/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    the book sounds awesome, but I don't own a kindle. :( Going to try this recipe tonight! - 4/7/13

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  • This was okay but not exciting. Mine did not come out like the picture even though I followed the recipe. I probably will not make this again. - 4/6/13

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  • Bad
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    ummmmmmmmmmm tried it ........... not! - 4/6/13

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  • O.K.
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    The recipe sounds delicious, but the carbs are way out of my range as a diabetic. :-( - 4/6/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tried it but it looks like a good recipe!
    Gila - 4/6/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thank you - again - for Vegan friendly recipes xoxoxoxox Pat - 3/9/13

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  • Surprisingly good, I'm going to eat the rest tomorrow on a soft shell taco. - 2/4/13

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was sent to my email as an idea for a vegan thanksgiving dish. It sounds yummy but not really what I want to make for thanksgiving, it would be like serving stitfry or spaghetti. I'm looking for a vegan dish that fits within the traditional feast, maybe quinoa squash,nuts,dried fruit.... - 11/19/12

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  • Delish! - 9/12/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    love quinoa - 9/3/12

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  • Delicious!! - 5/30/12

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This looks amazing. I can't wait to try it. - 5/7/12

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This needs to be ON my Menu for this coming week! Thanks! - 4/29/12

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  • This was pretty good. The only part I didn't like was the texture of the shredded sweet potatos. Next time I think I will chop them or slice them to resemble scalloped potatos instead. - 4/26/12

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  • Very tasty and easy! I read the comments about it being dry, so I used a whole jar of salsa; next time may add half a can of diced tomatoes too. I diced sweet potatos, but they didn't fully soften; next time I will shred as per instructions, or partly cook them beforehand. This is a keeper! - 4/10/12

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  • Great job, SP_Stepf! Great taste, texture, look. Thanks for making vegan recipes and thanks to Sparkpeople for featuring one! - 4/8/12

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  • I thought this was good, but my boys didn't agree...... - 4/6/12

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  • Taste was ok, but the texture was odd with the shredded sweet potatoes. Husband and i didn't really like it over all - 4/6/12

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  • Sorry, not really my cup of tea....pretty dry. Thank you for taking the time to post the recipe, though :) - 3/16/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I thought Soy was made from soybeans and unless prepared with wheat could be gluten free. I have had gluten free tofu (made without coating with flour) and it is delicious. - 3/16/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I'd like to try something like this as well. I'm GFree and like SewKnit , want possible alternatives to the yeast and soy. These are 2 things not typically in my diet. What does daiya taste like? In other words-What cheese is it most like? Could we brainstorm to find replacements? - 3/13/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wow! I have got to try this!! - 3/11/12

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  • I was sceptical about this recipe. I need to start eating meatless meals. To my surprise it is very good. My husband liked it, too. - 3/10/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good. I am going to try it. - 3/10/12

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Is Daiya non-dairy cheese soy based. I am gluten free & soy contains wheat, soI can't have soy I also can't mushrooms, yeast, tomatoes & all nightshade vegetables. - 3/8/12

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Hi, this sound great but I've never heard of Daiya cheese or nutritional yeast. Would you please explain what these are? Also, are there suitable substitutions? - 2/28/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Will it be possible for you to post pictures of this? I am a visual person and like to see what I'll be fixing! I'm interested in trying more plant based meals and this one sounds good... except husband won't eat salsa peppers or onions (the salsa). :) - 2/28/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I've used quinoa in a salad that was delicious, I will use it in this recipe and see how it is. I am most interested in quinoa because it is so healthy. - 4/6/12

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