Quinoa Mac N Cheese

Hello! Hope Friday is going well

Lately I have been really into quinoa, mostly because I finally figured out how to make, and it wasn’t as scary as I thought. Also because it is so delicious and works well with basically everything. And as I am trying to eat cleaner quinoa fits the bill pretty well. So when perusing Pinterest during a Tudor’s marathon, I found a recipe that included both quinoa and cheese… two of my favorite things… well I pretty much immediately went to the grocery store and got to work.Quinoa Mac n Cheese… omg… this was awesome… even better when I added some pesto into it as I am obsessed with pesto and could eat it on everything. But this recipe is easy, and relatively guilt free. The recipe I used also called for the addition of broccoli or other veggies- I was going to add tomatoes.. but threw them in my salad instead.

Quinoa Mac N Cheese

from Around the Table

1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained

Veggies of your choice (optional)

good pinch of salt

a few grinds of seasoning salt (I used garlic salt)

2 cloves garlic, minced (only added one)

2 large eggs

1 cup soy milk or non-fat milk ( I only had vanilla soy milk so I used non-fat milk)

1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese, more for sprinkling

Optional- Crushed Red Pepper, Panko Bread crumbs for topping

Toppings (optional)- salsa, hot sauce, sour cream, scallions, pesto

Lightly saute any veggies you would like in this dish. Cook quinoa to packaged instructions until fully cooked. (About 15 minutes) Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat 13×9 inch dish( or 8 individual ramekins) with cooking spray.Whisk together eggs and milk in large bowl. Fold in quinoa mixture and cheese. Stir very well and let some of the cheese melt.  Transfer to prepared baking dish and if using Panko Crumbs or Bread crumbs add now and bake 30-35 mins, until bread crumbs are browned.
This dish was delicious and I had left overs for a few days which was a-okay with me! If you are a fan of quinoa or mac n cheese- or both- I highly suggest making this!
Also to leave on an even higher note- this video is hilarious… especially if you are a fan of star wars… and call me maybe

Have a good Friday!!

xxoo

Peace, Love, and be Sperry!

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