Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Casserole
  • 2 to 3 C cooked quinoa
  • 1 bag frozen broccoli florets (about 14-16oz), thawed
  • ½ medium sweet onion, finely diced
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 C milk
  • 1 T corn starch mixed with 1 T water
  • ½ C chicken stock
  • 2 C shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray a large casserole baking dish (or 9x13 pan) with cooking spray.
  2. If you don't already have cooked quinoa, then you'll need to prepare that according to package directions.
  3. In a large sauce pan, heat butter. Add diced onions until they just start to brown. Stir in milk, chicken stock, and slowly add 1 cup shredded cheese. Continue stirring until well-combined.
  4. To thicken, add the corn starch & water mixture. For that, dissolve corn starch in water and stir into the warm mixture. For a thicker sauce, you could double the corn starch & water mixture.
  5. In the large casserole dish, combine 2 to 3 cups of cooked quinoa with the broccoli florets. Pour the cheesy sauce over the quinoa & broccoli and stir to combine.
  6. Top the mixture with the remaining cheese and bake for 10-15 minutes (just long enough for the cheese to melt and the top to just start browning).
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