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Healthy Quinoa Enchilada Bake

Healthy Quinoa Enchilada Bake

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Serves 6

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 40 minutes


1 cup quinoa

1 (10-ounce) can mild Taco 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 180 degrees. Lightly oil an 8×8 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.

Serve immediately, garnished with avocado and tomato, if desired.



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