Fun Fact: Quinoa is pronounced keen-wa, not kwin-o-a
I haven't eaten this hot, but sliced it and ate it cold- it tastes like pizza!
Cheesy Quinoa Bake
3 cups cooked quinoa
1 garlic glove, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups frozen spinach
3/4 cup Trader Joe's Lite Mozzarella Cheese (it's the only Lite brand I recommend- it melts and tastes the best!)
4 ounces fat free cream cheese
1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray and the 1/2 teaspoon olive oil. Add the garlic and saute until soft.
3. Meanwhile, put the spinach on a plate and cook in the microwave (about 4 minutes). Add to the pan and saute for a minute or two. Add the quinoa, cream cheese, and spices. Cook until the cream cheese starts to melt (I mash mine a little with a spatula). Stir in half of the mozzarella cheese.
4. Spray a 13 x 9 inch casserole dish with cooking spray. Add the quinoa mixture and spread evenly in the dish. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake 30 minutes or until cheese starts to get bubbly and golden!
Nutrition Information: 280 Calories, 8 grams Fat, 33 grams Carbs, 19 grams Protein