Cheesy Quinoa Enchilada Bake

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Healthy quinoa gets a Tex-Mex twist in this incredible, quick vegetarian dish.

If you’ve ever cooked up a pot of healthy quinoa, only to be left uninspired by a bland meal, we’ve got a delightful quinoa dinner recipe that’ll perk up your tastebuds and leave you cheering for easy, peasy eats! Our quinoa bake combines the three major components of a Skinny Ms. meal. It’s easy to throw together, it’s filled with superfoods and clean eating ingredients, and it tastes absolutely out of this world. We concocted this recipe because of our love of Mexican flavors, and it’s been on our short list for dinner ever since.

This incredible Cheesy Quinoa Enchilada Bake is an absolutely delicious vegetarian meal. Full of protein-packed quinoa and black beans, we’ve also stirred in some purple onions and spicy jalapenos for savory appeal and a bit of heat. Add a dash of tang from diced tomatoes, and an absolutely delicious, and one of a kind, twist with our Skinny Ms. Enchilada Sauce, and you’ve got a winner. Slice some avocados and top of your meal with creamy, superfood goodness. The result? A dish that you can toss together in less than 5 minutes, then bake for 50 while you wash the dishes. When dinnertime comes, you’ll have a clean kitchen and an absolutely delicious Mexican inspired meal that’s sure to please healthy eaters, Mexican food addicts, and picky eaters alike. Serve it for a weeknight dinner with the family, or even bring it to your next potluck party.

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Cheesy Quinoa Enchilada Bake

This enchilada bake is full of clean and healthy ingredients that come together to create a dish your family will love.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 12 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quinoa cooked
  • 1 cup corn frozen (thawed)
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes finely diced
  • 1 cup black beans drained
  • 1/4 purple onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and finely diced (optional)
  • 1 cup Skinny Ms. Enchilada Sauce
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese reduced-fat
  • 1/2 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives sliced
  • 1 avocado diced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine quinoa, corn, 1 cup of tomatoes, black beans, diced onions, jalapeno, enchilada sauce, and 1 1/2 cups of cheese. Spoon into a 2-quart baking dish. Top with remaining cheese. Sprinkle with half of the cilantro, remaining tomatoes, and sliced olives. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the cheese on top is bubbly and melted.
  • Remove from oven, top with remaining cilantro, and diced avocado. Salt and pepper if desired. Enjoy!
  • Tip: My favorite way to eat this quinoa bake is to spoon some onto our Homemade Whole Grain Tortillas. Amazing!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 543mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 15
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Vegetarian

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