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Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

This Quinoa Broccoli Casserole is easy to make and packed with flavor! With cheddar, goat cheese and a hint of kick this healthy recipe makes a great family meal. Make it vegetarian by substituting tempeh for the chicken.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesy
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 331kcal
Author Wendy Polisi


  • 6 tablespoons pastured butter or olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons gluten free flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese shredded and divided or Daiya
  • 3 ounces seasoned goat cheese or Daiya
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 16 ounces cooked chicken or tempeh chopped
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 10 ounces frozen broccoli thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup gluten free breadcrumbs.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add flour and cook for 2 minutes, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in milk. Stirring constantly, bring to a simmer.
  • Cook, whisking constantly, until thickened. Reduce heat to low and add in 4 ounces of cheddar cheese, goat cheese, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Stir until cheese melts.
  • Remove from heat and stir in chicken, quinoa and broccoli. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and top with breadcrumbs.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until bubbly. Allow to sit 10 minutes before serving.


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 1.7mg