This broccoli-quinoa casserole makes a hearty vegetarian main dish. As the quinoa absorbs water and cooks, it creates the perfect amount of steam for cooking the broccoli. Swap in tricolor quinoa, if you prefer.

EatingWell.com, October 2021

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Credit: Photography / Antonis Achilleos, Styling / Christine Keely, Ali Ramee

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active:
15 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Position oven rack 5 inches from broiler; preheat to 350°F. Lightly coat a 13-by-9-inch broiler-safe baking dish with cooking spray. Combine water, quinoa, oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook, undisturbed, for 10 minutes. Add broccoli to the mixture (do not stir); cover and continue cooking until all the water is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

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  • Transfer the quinoa mixture to a large bowl. Add beans, milk, yogurt, thyme, garlic, pepper, onion powder, 1 1/2 cups cheese and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Gently stir until evenly combined. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

  • Bake until heated through and the cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Set oven to broil (without removing the dish). Broil until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool for 5 minutes. Garnish with additional thyme, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

about 1¼ cups
306 calories; fat 15g; cholesterol 39mg; sodium 414mg; carbohydrates 27g; dietary fiber 5g; protein 18g; sugars 5g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 7g; vitamin a iu 1399IU; potassium 459mg.
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