Healthy Quinoa "Macaroni" and Cheese

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 195.1
  • Total Fat: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.8 mg
  • Sodium: 340.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.4 g
  • Protein: 14.5 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1 cup dry quinoa
    2 cups water
    2 cups 1% Milkfat cottage cheese
    1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
    1 can pure pumpkin (15oz.)
    2 T flax seed meal
    2 T shredded parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

1. Combine quinoa and water in saucepan and bring to a boil.
2. Cover and reduce to a simmer until cooked through (approx. 10 minutes but watch it closely so it doesn't burn.)
3. In a food processor, combine next three ingredients and puree until smooth.
4. Spray a 13"x9" baking dish with canola oil.
5. Combine cooked quinoa and cheese/pumpkin mixture and smooth into the baking dish.
6. Sprinkle with 2T of flax seed meal and 2 T shredded parmesan cheese.
7. Bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes.

Makes 8 side dish servings with the addition of 3 oz of protein for a complete meal. Or 4 main servings without additional protein.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHRISTINEDION.

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  • I thought this was good. Just not good enough to make again. I would add some spices. It seemed a little bland to me. Loved the idea of the pumpkin in it. We always need to experiment with new flavor combinations. - 10/14/10

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