Clean Eating Bruschetta Quinoa Bake

Today I am sharing another of my favorite easy healthy meatless recipes – my clean eating bruschetta quinoa bake.

I am always trying to find meals that are easy and still healthy. I really love casserole type dishes and crock pot recipes because you can put everything in the dish and cook. Maybe add a salad and you are done. This recipe fits into that category perfectly.

This recipe is fairly easy and takes 30-45 minutes to cook (though a lot of that time it is in the oven or on the stove so I can do other things while it is cooking). It is clean and vegetarian (which I love, my hubby tolerates).

Clean Eating Bruschetta Quinoa Bake

Clean Eating Bruschetta Quinoa Bake

A yummy vegetarian quinoa casserole dish

Prep Time 15 min

Cook Time 20 min

Total Time 35 min

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (about 1 cup uncooked quinoa)
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 can (8 oz / 225 gr) tomato sauce
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella, pided
  • 2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp. italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, pided

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C) and place a rack in the middle.

Grease casserole dish with olive oil and 1 garlic clove.

Cook quinoa based on cooking instructions on the bag/box.

Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and garlic and saute’ for one minute, until everything is fragrant.

Stir in tomato sauce and heat to a gentle simmer.

Stir in Parmesan cheese and set aside.

In a large bowl combine cooked quinoa, tomato sauce, 1 Cup of the mozzarella, half of the grape tomatoes, 1/2 of the italian seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Transfer quinoa mixture to the baking dish & top with remaining cherry tomatoes, italian seasoning and mozzarella cheese.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven, let sit for 5 minutes.

Enjoy!

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