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.
- 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!