Cheese Quinoa Casserole

Someone called this Mac & Cheese Quinoa, but it’s much more like Cheese Grits Casserole so it needs a different name.


Cheese Quinoa Casserole
1/4 c. diced roasted green chilies
1 1/2 c. quinoa, rinsed and drained
Dash garlic powder
3 c. water
2 large eggs
1 c. skim milk
1 c. reduced fat cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste

Spray a medium saucepan with cooking spray; add green chilies. Cook a couple minutes and add quinoa and garlic powder. Cook 5 minutes, stirring often. Add water; cover and let simmer until water is absorbed. Stir often. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350*. Spray casserole dish with cooking spray. Whisk eggs and milk in medium bowl. Remove quinoa from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Fold in cheese and add to egg mixture in bowl. Pour into prepared casserole dish and bake 25-35 minutes, when it is set and edges are just turning brown.
Yield: 6 servings. Per serving= 251 Calories; 8g Fat (28.0% calories from fat); 14g Protein; 33g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 76mg Cholesterol; 186mg Sodium

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