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Quinoa-Spinach Bake

Recipe photo courtesy of Richard Gerhard Jung

This baked mixture of quinoa, spinach, cottage cheese, and eggs is substantial enough to serve on its own. In place of fresh spinach, you can also use 3/4 cup frozen, chopped spinach that has been thawed.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2001



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  • Aneta
    19 MAY, 2014
    Excellent recipe with one alteration. I added goat cheese instead of farmers cheese, which made for much more flavorful dish.
  • aygraham
    19 MAR, 2013
    The idea of this recipe is good, but I want to share how I tweaked it to give others a chance to try it: I followed the suggestions here and added 4 eggs instead of two. I didn't care for the cottage cheese idea, so I added extra sharp cheddar in its place. I cooked the quinoa in vegetable broth and instead of the fresh herbs (I didn't have any) I used 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning. Halfway through the cooking I topped it with a mixture of panko and parmesan. It was hit! Tasted like quiche!
  • jkm246
    27 FEB, 2013
    I thought this was pretty tasty! I had a bigger piece with a side garden salad and it made a nice, light meal. I used one package of frozen chopped spinach and it worked great. I did put a bit of parm cheese on top about half way through. It would actually make a nice little appetizer if you made it in muffin tins.
  • MS10937487
    4 JAN, 2013
    I add to recipes like these that appear too plain. Even though there are red pepper flakes which I love, I would lattice the top with roasted veggies like carrots, cherry tomatoes, peppers, Portobello, onions and garlic. I like to see my vegetables so I don' t hide them and they are bite sized pieces! I would serve this with organic sour cream, or yogurt and add curry paste to the recipe! Then it would be fab :).
  • KLK242
    29 JUN, 2012
    My family really enjoyed this recipe, though I modified it a bit. I used a little shredded sharp cheddar in place of the cottage cheese and just used salt and pepper to season. It has a pleasantly crunchy texture. We'll definitely make this easy, healthy recipe again.
  • MS112608915
    6 JUN, 2012
    Quinoa Spinach Bake Frozen or Fresh Spinach
  • Kristy Lumsden
    31 JAN, 2012
    Pretty simple! I agree with most of the reviews on here, so I spiced mine up a little. Sriracha, salt, pepper, cloves of garlic were added to the quinoa so that it had more flavor and I took the idea of another reviewer and added some parmesan cheese to the mix. I did see that the mixture was going to be a little more dry than I would prefer so I added 4 eggs instead of two. I added panko and parmesan to the top for some texture and baked it half covered with foil and half off. Delicious!
  • vailgirl
    16 JAN, 2012
    I just made this recipe this week. It was a bit dry. I feel as if bacon would bring it around
  • Nerd_mom
    19 AUG, 2011
    This recipe was just okay. It reminded me of stuffing. I wouldn't say it's a main course. I added parmesan cheese to mine and cooked the quinoa in veggie broth. Would I make it again? No, probably not. It wasn't worth the effort.
  • zubiedo
    29 JUL, 2011
    I agree. Please add nutritional info for all recipes.

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