Quinoa and Cheese

Quinoa and Cheese

3.9 of 5 (79)
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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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This healthy mac 'n cheese swap is packed with protein! This healthy mac 'n cheese swap is packed with protein!
Number of Servings: 4


    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


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.


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)

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    21 of 21 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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    19 of 22 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, itís also a natural liver detoxifier that aids the metabolism of fat in our system. Just canít go wrong with this combo. - 5/16/13

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    17 of 17 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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    15 of 16 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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    13 of 13 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