Quinoa-Sausage-Cheese Casserole

Quinoa-Sausage-Cheese Casserole
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 292.2
  • Total Fat: 17.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 74.7 mg
  • Sodium: 530.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 17.4 g

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Cheesy, spicy, healthy, and filling: this casserole is easy to make and delicious for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or all three). Cheesy, spicy, healthy, and filling: this casserole is easy to make and delicious for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or all three).
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1c uncooked quinoa, 1 zucchini (sliced, cut into fours), 1-2T avacado oil, 12oz hot or mild ground Italian sausage, 3-3.25c grated Mexican cheese blend, 1-2T minced garlic, dried or fresh minced onion, 0.5t kosher salt

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Cut into 8-12 servings. Nutrition created for 10 servings.


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Baked Quinoa with Sausage and Cheese Recipe
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By Jennifer Meier, Cheese Expert
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Quinoa makes a wonderful baked casserole and is a healthy alternative to rice. This recipes for Baked Quinoa with Sausage and Cheese can be served for dinner or breakfast and is good warm and at room temperature. Breakfast sausage or Italian sausage are both good choices, but any type of sausage you prefer can be used. Grate any type of hard cheese you like into this baked quinoa recipe. Some to try are cheddar, gruyere, manchego or leerdammer.
INGREDIENTS
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup uncooked sausage (about 2 whole sausages or 2/3 pound bulk)
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 1/2 - 3 cups grated cheese
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 4-6 Servings
PREPARATION

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish.

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
Add quinoa.
Redice heat to simmer with a lid for 15-20 minutes, until all water is abored. Each grain will look like it has popped open.

While the quinoa is cooking, saute the zucchini in the avacado oil. Sprinkle on dried or fresh onion. Add in minced garlic. Stir and toss together until zucchini is softened.
Add sausage, break it down into smaller pieces, and saute until the meat is cooked, but still just slightly pink.

Whisk the eggs and salt together in a separate cup.

Once quinoa is cooked, add together the quinoa, sausage mixture, eggs, and 2c off the cheese. Stir together until well mixed, and add to 9x13 dish. Spread mixture evenly in dish.

Sprinkle remaining cheese in an even layer over the top.

Bake uncovered for 25 minutes.

Serve right away or allow to cool before cutting into individual servings.

Serving Size: 10

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WISHERC13.

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