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Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole


Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

Guys, this is seriously my very favorite way to enjoy quinoa.  I’ve never been a huge fan of casseroles but one bite of this heavenly cheesy concoction swept that bias away for good.  A classic pairing for this in my house is a cedar plank salmon with its softly smoky undertones really jazzing it up as a fuller meal with the butteriness of the salmon matching nicely with the gobs of oozing cheese.  However, I’ve been known to enjoy a gigantic slab of this casserole on its own without needing anything else.  The quinoa lends a heartiness to the dish while the broccoli provides a punch of green with its crunchy vibrant texture and of course, the cheese just makes everything extra delicious while tying it altogether.  Try it with supper tonight.  You’ll thank me later.





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Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole
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Serves: 5 x 7 Casserole

  • ½ c dried quinoa {cooked to a 2:1 ratio}
  • 1 tb unsalted butter
  • 1 tb unbleached flour
  • 1 c warm whole milk
  • 1 c freshly shredded cheese {I used an aged cheddar} with some reserved for topping
  • 1 c chopped broccoli

  1. First, rinse and drain the quinoa to wash away the bitter outer shell. You can either cook it on the stovetop or in a rice cooker. For ½ cup of quinoa, I used 1 c chicken stock.
  2. In a pan, melt the butter, low and slow.
  3. Whisk in the flour for 1-2 minutes to draw out the raw flour taste and slowly pour in the milk {you can also use stock}. Bump up the heat to medium and whisk constantly to prevent lumps. As it cooks, it will thicken.
  4. Stir in the cheese and broccoli.
  5. Transfer to a casserole dish, cover with more cheese then foil, and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.

I enjoy this brand of quinoa:


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9 thoughts on “Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole

  • Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings says:

    I’m not particularly fond of quinoa’s strong taste, but mask it with lots of cheese and broccoli and I am IN! Thanks for this novel idea. Will have to seriosuly try this soon.

  • Amy (Savory Moments) says:

    Great minds DO think alike!

  • Anna @ shenANNAgans says:

    WOWZA…. Looks like one seriously rich dish. I am absolutely digging that hefty layer of cheese too. So good!

  • Louise says:

    No need to thank you later Angela. I feel quite comfortable thanking you now! What’s not to love about this hearty cheesy dish filled with goodness???

    Thank you so much for sharing, Angela…

    P.S. Love that star garland over the window:)

  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says:

    This is such a delicious way to serve quinoa! I am always trying to get my husband on the quinoa train and I have a feeling he will totally change his tune once he tries quinoa in a casserole stuffed with all this yummy cheese! It looks fantastic!

  • brian says:

    as Dana Carvey once sang ” Broccoli, broccolie, broccoli!! haha can’t go wrong with cheddar + broccoli! looks very tasty + cheesy!

  • cailee says:

    YUM!! I love broccoli and cheese!! Way to add in some healthy protein!! Great recipe girl! Looks delicious!

  • Shashi at RunninSrilankan says:

    Wow – only six ingredients? This looks AH-MAZING!!

  • Norma Chang says:

    Sounds delicious and so easy to put together. Currently on a lactose free diet, filing this recipe for future as I may be able to eat aged cheddar cheese, time will tell.

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