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Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Casserole

 This Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Casserole is a healthy recipe that is a perfect weeknight dinner.   Such great way to get your veggies in. So simple, delicious and nutritious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Quinoa
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 514kcal


  • 6 tablespoons butter pastured or olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons gluten free flour
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese shredded and divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ - ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 16 ounces cooked chicken chopped
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 24 ounces frozen broccoli cauliflower & carrot mix, thawed
  • ½ 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 high 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 6 ounces of cheddar cheese, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Stir until cheese melts.
  • Remove from heat and stir in chicken, quinoa and vegetables. 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: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 649mg | Potassium: 640mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1245IU | Vitamin C: 75.9mg | Calcium: 355mg | Iron: 2.8mg