Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cheesy Quinoa Bake with Broccoli

I love love love quinoa.  This is a household favorite recipe, except for the hubs, he likes it, but it's not one of his faves.  He likes his meals more hearty.

I like that this meal is healthy, easy and kid friendly.  Both of my kids really love this and when that happens it's close to a miracle!

I adapted this recipe from here but changed quite a few things and worked with what I had and didn't use chicken.

Ingredients Needed:
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup broccoli (fresh or frozen works) 
  • 3 tbsp of butter
  • 3 tbsp of flour
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 6 oz of cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Garlic powder
  • Dash of crushed red pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 400*

Cook your qunioa while making the cheese sauce.  To make the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a skillet, add the flour, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper and whisk together for 2 minutes.  Slowly add milk and let simmer for about 5 minutes or until it starts to thicken.  Meanwhile I like to cook my broccoli in water either in the microwave or in a small skillet on the stove.  Once the sauce has thickened add the cheese, mix good.  Toss in the broccoli and your cooked quinoa and transfer to a baking dish.

Bake for 20 minutes uncovered.  

This dish is so yummy and I didn't lie, even my kids love it!

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