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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 244.2
  • Total Fat: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.9 mg
  • Sodium: 249.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 16.7 g

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Quinoa and Cheese

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Quinoa and Cheese

Introduction

Try this high-protein mac and cheese swap. Try this high-protein mac and cheese swap.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup quinoa
    1/4 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    6 ounces fat-free plain Greek yogurt
    1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar
    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Tips

Stir in your favorite veggies; we like bell peppers, red onions, and tomatoes in the dish. (Calories not included.)

Turmeric adds color and also contains anti-inflammatory ingredients. You can feel free to omit it.


Directions

In a large saucepan, prepare quinoa according to package directions. Just before the quinoa has finished cooking, stir in the turmeric and pepper, and cover.
Remove from heat and immediately stir in the remaining ingredients.
Serve immediately.

Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups per serving (Serves 4)






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  • 6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    A great recipe. I enjoy anything that incorporates the healthy, beneficial spice Tumeric and quinoa. Tumeric is a natural anti-inflamatory, it’s also a natural liver detoxifier that aids the metabolism of fat in our system. Just can’t go wrong with this combo. - 5/16/13

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great alternative to macaroni and cheese and just as easy to make as the boxed stuff. Serving size is large (yay) and super filling. I felt good giving this to my 1-year old and she loved it too! I had light sour cream I had to use up so I used that instead of the yogurt. - 12/11/13

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It would have been better if the yogurt is cut in half...all we tasted was the yogurt and none of the seasoning or the cheese. - 4/28/13

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I was hesitant, but really impressed. Whole grain, protein and fiber to keep you full and it tastes great! I added a little Lawry's season salt - 4/1/13

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I had it for lunch today. DELISH! - 3/26/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE this recipe. It was quick to make and is so delicious! I didn't have any dijon mustard so I looked up what to substitute. Ask.com said to use tumeric, garlic powder and chili powder. So I added more tumeric, and a few shakes of the other two. It was great. - 2/17/14

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Quinoa tastes like stinkbugs smell, regardless of the amount of spice, cheese, yogurt, ketchup, etc. you mix in with it. BLEAH. - 3/25/14

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very interesting texture and flavor. I liked it and will probably make it again but I definitely added salt and I sprinkled some rosemary in it for extra flavor. I think I might add some canned tomatoes and maybe some onion next time to get some veggies in. Thanks for sharing! - 2/23/14

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  • What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. - 7/23/14

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  • This is delicious! I made it for the first time yesterday, halving the recipe and adding sautéed onion, zucinni and a couple of peppedews. I planned to take it to work for lunch twice this week. Easy to make and really good! It is going to go into regular rotation for me now....love it! - 7/7/14

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  • Just made this. No turmeric available (will buy some for future use). Used sour cream instead of yogurt. This is really good. Gonna throw in some vegetables with the leftovers for tomorrow's lunch. - 6/29/14

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  • fantastic! I shall make it again! - 6/18/14

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  • We did not like it. Too much mustard and yogurt, that was all I could taste. - 3/28/14

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Quinoa is so versatile! I add it into my oatmeal (1/2 and 1/2 with some cinnamon and splenda and it is delish! I use it as a substitute for rice in dishes as well, like stuffed peppers, etc. For those who may think it had a bad taste, if it did, you needed to wash it. Buy it prewashed, it's great! - 3/25/14

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try it today. - 1/31/14

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  • I had high hopes for this one, but it didn't have the flavour that I craved. I don't know if I'll bother playing around with the recipe... too many recipes to try!!! - 1/8/14

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  • Good
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used orzo and honey mustard. The orzo absorbed the yogurt very quickly leaving it too dry for me. I added tomatoes, cucumbers, and kalamata olives which really enhanced it! It's a good use for plain yogurt though! - 4/4/13

    Reply from STEPFANIER (4/5/13)
    Pasta would definitely soak up more moisture than quinoa. Glad you were able to doctor it up to your liking! :)


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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I like quinoa, but I am not sure about the tumeric taste. I eat it with yogurt - 3/26/13

    Reply from STEPFANIER (3/26/13)
    You can omit the turmeric if you prefer.


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