Cheesy Quinoa and Bacon Casserole
rinsed and drained
milk of choice
shredded cheddar cheese- I use Vermont Sharp from Cabot
of center cut
nitrate-free cooked bacon, crumbled
Place rinsed quinoa and water in a large sauce pan under high heat.
Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes until all liquid is gone.
Add milk and spinach and stir until mixed well and spinach wilts. Remove from heat.
Add one cup of cheese and mix well. Place in lightly greased 9 x 13
Place in the refrigerator if you are baking later.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake in oven for 30 minutes until melted.
Add remaining 1/2 cup cheese and crumbled bacon and broil for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned.