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!
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.
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!
MORE 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
Cheesy Quinoa Casserole - 5 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
- 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!
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Quinoa is a true favorite of mine as well, and so is cheese of course! This must taste heavenly ahhhhhh your pictures are making me super hungry, and I’ve just had lunch ;–) What a delicious and simple dish – I love it!
Have a nice week Jess! xx
Mmmmm … I would say this is genius, Jessica! Like you said, so few ingredients and yet definitely not lacking flavour. This one is getting pinned for future reference (near future reference!)
Thanks Helen!! And thanks for pinning 🙂
It looks simple and delicious! I am loving this recipe.
I am in love with this recipe, Jess! I use quinoa in everything and this dish looks amazing! Love that it’s just a few ingredients and easy to whip up. Pinned!
Thanks Gayle and thanks for pinning!
Oh yum!! This looks fantastic! I love how easy this is, I always have these ingredients on hand!
Thanks Annie! You should really try it!
I’ve been wanting to try a good quinoa casserole! This looks so cheesy and yummy!
Thanks Kayley! This is a lovely one!
Quinoa and cheese?? I am in love!! I had a quinoa salad yesterday and loved it but was looking for a new way to eat quinoa and now you answered me. Love all the good things in this casserole.
Thanks Zainab! I hope you love it if you try it!
I bet this casserole is beyond satisfying and I love that it’s vegetarian as well :)). It looks so good, Jessica. Can I come over for dinner at your house??
Thanks Kathi! And yes haha you’re welcome to come over!
This sounds great Jessica! I have been wanting to try it as a casserole!!
Thanks Lauren!! You should try it out!
Last month I swore of quinoa. I’ve tried it about three times and couldn’t get it quite right. Now that I’ve seen this recipe, it’s worth trying again.
Thanks Reginia! I hope you try this, you’d love it!