Cheesy Quinoa Casserole – 5 Ingredients

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

Cheesy Quinoa Casserole is made with only 5 main ingredients and takes 15 minutes to cook. It will leave you so satisfied with the combination of delicious healthy quinoa, warm melted cheese and roasted tomatoes!

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Ever since discovering quinoa it’s been a staple in my fridge. Always ready to be eaten plain (which is still delicious) or in a dish. For the past two weeks I have been craving cheese and tomatoes, and so my friends, this Cheesy Quinoa Casserole was born.

Cheesy Quinoa Casserole

It would be a gross understatement to say this was good, because it was delicious. I’m talking “Babe, that was SO GOOD!” by Mr. Jessiker Bakes and my wanting seconds, which actually never happens. I think it was the simplicity of the ingredients. Nothing fancy or complicated, allowing all their different flavours to shine through together.

This casserole is as easy as making a creamy cheese base, then adding everything else in. Bake for 15 minutes, broil for 1. This results in a delicious, creamy, cheesy quinoa casserole topped with soft flavourful roasted tomatoes and cheesy goodness. It’s not even that much cheese so don’t be inclined to feel any type of bad. The tomato sauce was homemade (sharing next week!) which as we all know about homemade condiments, meant it was packed with pure flavour.

If you’re wondering what quick meal to whip up one night, this is the one! It’s so satisfying, and you’ll be feeling healthy with this nutritious, delicious and easy to make meal. Happy Monday!

Cheesy Quinoa Casserole-2MORE FALL QUINOA RECIPES

By the way, if you loved this Cheesy Quinoa Casserole, you’ll always love these Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella Quinoa Burgers!

 And this Honey & Lime Quinoa Salad Bowl with BBQ Chickpeas

And these Quinoa Pizza Bites

 This Cinnamon Maple Apple Quinoa was a hit!

 

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Cheesy Quinoa Casserole - 5 Ingredients

Cheesy Quinoa Casserole is made with only 5 main ingredients and takes 15 minutes to cook. It will leave you so satisfied with the combination of delicious healthy quinoa, warm melted cheese and roasted tomatoes!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Course Dinner
Keyword Egg Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Ingredients
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup tomato/pasta sauce
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup shredded vegan mozzarella cheese
  • 2 medium tomatoes diced
  • Shredded basil or parsley or other herb for the top
Instructions

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8 baking dish, set aside.
  • In a pan over medium high heat, heat the milk and 1/4 cup cheese, stirring until melted, about 1-2 minutes. Add the quinoa, tomato/pasta sauce, Italian seasoning and half the diced tomatoes. Stir together until combined and creamy.
  • Add the quinoa mix to the baking dish and spread until even on the top. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese and tomatoes on top and bake for 15 minutes. Broil for 1 minute afterwards until cheese is bubbly.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cook for 5 minutes. Top with shredded basil or parsley or other chopped herb. Enjoy!
NOTES
by Jessica

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71 comments

  1. Alison says:

    Hi, I’m new to cooking so please bear with me. The recipe says to reserve half the diced tomatoes, but doesn’t say what to do with them. Did I miss it?

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Allison,

      No worries! I forgot to include it – you would sprinkle the rest on top before baking it. I hope that helps!

  2. aly says:

    Hey girl,
    What Italian Seasoning? I dont see that in the ingredient list.
    Let me know! Making this tonight!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Aly,

      This recipe went wonky a while back and I think it got deleted from the ingredients list! I think it was 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning. I hope you enjoy!!

      • Aly says:

        I omitted the seasoning and it was still super delicious! Looking forward to leftovers tonight! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  3. Chantale says:

    I tried this tonight and was very good. Even my son’s girlfriend who does not like quinoa, liked it. Definitely making this recipe again!

  4. Tim says:

    What do you do with the other half of the diced tomatoes?

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