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Broccoli-Quinoa Casserole

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Per Serving: Calories 199, Protein 10 g; Fat 9 g; NET Carbs 14 g; Fiber 2 g; Sugar 1 g; Sodium 297 mg

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Ingredients

  • To cook quinoa:
  • One 10 oz can condensed Cream of Broccoli soup (or mushroom), low-sodium if you prefer (*see note for gluten free)
  • 1/3 cup reduced fat mayonnaise (original called for 1 full cup. WOW.)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/4 cups reduced fat shredded cheese (cheddar, colby-jack, etc)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Splenda/sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Dash freshly grated nutmeg
  • .
  • 2 cups cooked broccoli
  • 1 1/2 cups COOKED quinoa (see note)
  • Feshly grated Parmesan cheese
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  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Details

Adapted from eatingwelllivingthin.wordpress.com

Preparation

Step 1

Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve until water runs clear. In a small saucepan combine the quinoa, water, and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 18-20 minutes, or until fluffy and the white ring/tail is visible. Fluff with a fork.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat a shallow (8×8 in or 5-6 cups) casserole dish – or individual ramekins – with vegetable cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine the soup, mayonnaise, milk, shredded cheese, Splenda, pepper, and nutmeg until well mixed. Stir in the quinoa and broccoli.
Spoon mixture into prepared casserole. Sprinkle on a couple tablespoons of Parmesan and bake for 35-40 minutes (20-25 minutes for ramekins) or until bubbly on the edges and golden. Makes 8 generous 1/2-cup servings.

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