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Cheesy Quinoa and Bacon Casserole - Lauren Kelly Nutrition
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Cheesy Quinoa and Bacon Casserole

Servings: 8 servings
Author: Lauren Kelly


  • 1 ½ cups quinoa rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese- I use Vermont Sharp from Cabot
  • 4 pieces 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 casserole dish and cover.
  • Place in the refrigerator if you are baking later.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake in oven for 30 minutes until melted.
  • Add remaining ½ cup cheese and crumbled bacon and broil for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned.