Looking for a way to get quinoa on the menu? This crowd-pleasing casserole will do the trick. Bonus: It's also got potatoes, ham and cheddar cheese!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 10 servings
1 large potato (10 oz.), peeled, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium red pepper, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
3 egg s
1 can (5 oz.) evaporated milk
1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 pkg. (6 oz) OSCAR MAYER Smoked Ham, chopped
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 375°F. Bring 2 qt. water to boil in medium saucepan on high heat. Add potatoes. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 min. Drain; rinse potatoes with cold water. Drain; set aside. Cook onions and peppers in dressing in medium skillet on medium-high heat 10 min. or until vegetables are crisp-tender; set aside. Beat eggs, milk and thyme in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended.
Layer half of the potatoes in bottom of 2-qt. casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray. Top with half each of the quinoa, ham, cheese, vegetable mixture and egg mixture. Repeat layers; cover with aluminum foil.
Bake 45 min. or until potatoes are tender. Let stand 5 min. before serving.
Introduce your family to quinoa with a serving, 2/3 cup, of this cheesy casserole.
Quinoa was a staple grain of the ancient Incas. Quinoa is a complete protein, containing all of the essential amino acids. It should be rinsed thoroughly before cooking to remove any powdery residue of saponin, the bitter, resinous coating that protects its seeds. To cook quinoa, combine 2 cups water and 2/3 cup quinoa in medium saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 min. or until the grains are translucent and the germ ring is visible on each grain. Makes about 2 cups.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 14g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
10 servings, 2/3 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.