Sunday, September 28, 2014

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

A lightened-up, healthy enchilada bake that you can enjoy guilt-free, chockfull of quinoa, black beans and cheesy goodness. And the leftovers taste even better! I doubled the recipe and it worked out great.
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 can (10-ounce) Old El Paso™ mild enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (4.5-ounce) Old El Paso™ chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1/2 cup canned corn kernels, drained
  • 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
Instructions
  • 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 chilies, 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.

5 comments:

Cheryl said...

This recipes looks yummy and I have almost all of the ingredients in my house. It is going on my to-make list, thanks!

handmade by amalia said...

Sounds delicious, especially the cheesy goodness.
Amalia
xo

Julie said...

For a gluten limited girl, I can do this! Good protein sources here so it's filling as well. Thank you for sharing.

Teresa Rawson said...

Looks yummy! I will definitely try this, as we are trying to eat lighter and love Tex Mex!

Lynette said...

Hi! I came visiting after seeing your comment at my post, and what a fun find. We're always looking for new recipes to try that are Celiacs friendly!