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Vegetable Quinoa Casserole Recipe (and a Chobani winner)!

Posted Nov 10 2012 1:12am

So, last night? This happened.

Yes, I know a big chunk is missing.  I couldn’t even wait for the picture to dig in. Yesterday afternoon, I picked up parmesean garlic chicken sausage at my local Sprout’s Farmer’s Market.  I am so loving this sausage right now.  It’s delicious and flavorful–perfect for just about anything and everything.

It’s the end of the week and I had a lot of food in my fridge and pantry that needed to be consumed.  It’s such a beautiful thing that I have finally come to point in my life where I have truly taught myself the ways of cooking.  Even just a few years back, I would have never guessed that I could put together a casserole like this (at 19) sans recipe.  Can I have a little proud of myself moment, please?

Growing up, my mom would always cooking without recipes.  I would ask her about what she made, and she often just threw stuff together.  I thought she way crazy!  Now, I understand.

Not to mention, this turned out pretty dang delicious.  Check out the protein in this bad boy.  And, you may ask “why, sesame seeds?” — Just try it and you’ll fall in love with the crunch.

Vegetable Quinoa Casserole

From Savvy Sassy Me | Main Dishes | American

A delicious, simple, and easy quinoa casserole. It’s high protein and very satisfying.

cal Calories 210kcal
fat Total Fat 12g
sat fat Saturated Fat 4g
chol Cholesterol 22mg
sodium Sodium 254mg
carbs Total Carbohydrate 16g
Serving size 167g Calories from fat 108kcal Fiber 3g Protein 11g Sugar 2g
12 servings
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cook the quinoa; add garlic powder, minced garlic, and a dash of salt to prepared quinoa.
  3. While cooking quinoa, fry your meat (I used a parmesan garlic chicken sausage) and mushrooms in 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  4. Thinly slice your zucchini and squash (note that you can substitute your vegetable of preference) and steam, either in the microwave or stovetop.
  5. Spray a large glass cooking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  6. Layer your casserole with quinoa on the bottom, meat + mushrooms, vegetables, beans, sesame seeds, fresh spinach, mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs.
  7. Layer the salt/pepper/seasoning to taste throughout the casserole.
  8. Cook at 400 degrees F for 20-30 minutes. When the cheese and bread crumbs begin to brown, your casserole is ready to serve.
  9. Enjoy!

– Nutrition Facts

for 100 grams

Calories Fat Cal.

And earlier this week, I ran a giveaway for some Chobani!  I enjoyed reading how you all #TreatYoSelf ! And I have a winner!   View the contest here  and stay tuned for future promotions.  I love rewarding my readers, as many of you know.

Congratulations to Tiffany Johnson for winning a CASE of assorted CHO!

I’ll be in touch soon in redeeming your amazing prize. Tiffany likes to treat herself with the occasional Ice Blended from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.  YUM!

Thank you everyone for entering.  248 entries: Y’all ROCK!

Have a great Saturday!

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