Veggie Fairies - Quinoa Enchilada Casserole!!

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Mary Harper Dick | 0 comments

The Veggie Fairies are back with another yummy meal with hidden, healthy benefits!

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole!!


1 cup quinoa

1 (10-ounce) can mild enchilada sauce

    1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained

    1/2 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted

    1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed

    2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

    1/2 teaspoon cumin

    1/2 teaspoon chili powder

    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

      3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided

      3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

      1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced

      1 Roma tomato, diced


      In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook quinoa according to package instructions; set aside.

      Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil an 8x8 or 2 quart baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.

        In a large bowl, combine quinoa, enchilada sauce, green chiles, corn, black beans, cilantro, cumin and chili powder; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

          Spread quinoa mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with remaining cheeses. Place into oven and bake until bubbly and cheeses have melted, about 15 minutes.               

          This is such a versatile and delicious, healthy meal!!  We love to eat these like tacos.  We put some of this yumm-o casserole on a small wheat tortilla, then add shredded lettuce, sour cream, tomatoes, and avocados.  My husband of course likes to add hot sauce!  My kids will eat two or three of these tacos!  And my baby eats the casserole with a spoon.  It is definitely a winner for all!



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