This healthy quinoa bake is so good you won’t even realize how healthy it is! Plus it is so easy to make with simple ingredients that wont break the bank. It’s the perfect healthy comfort food!
Cheesy Greek-Style Baked Quinoa
2 1/2 cups Cooked Quinoa
1 1/4 cup Fat Free Feta Cheese
1/2 cup Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella
1 cup Chopped Spinach
1 cup Diced Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 cup Skim Milk
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Parsley
1 tsp Onion Powder
Salt & Black Pepper
Prepare the quinoa as directed. While quinoa cooks, dice cherry tomatoes and chop spinach leaves, then set aside. Next, in food processor combine feta, skim milk, garlic, lemon juice, and parsley, blending until smooth.
When ready, cherry tomatoes and spinach into quinoa, plus 1 tbsp oil, stirring well. Pour over with feta sauce, then season with onion powder and salt & pepper, combining thoroughly.
Transfer mixture to oven safe casserole dish, spreading evenly. Top with mozzarella, then bake at 400F for 15 minutes until top has melted. Immediately plate and serve.
By far the easiest, most delicious chicken I’ve ever had! It combines a bit of greek flavors with the herbs and feta cheese, but you can’t get any tastier and healthy than this recipe. If you don’t like feta cheese I am sure you can substitute for goat cheese.
One 14 oz can of tomato sauce (I used a tomato-basil sauce)
1/4 teaspoon seeded and diced Jalapeño (optional)
Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix all the stuffing ingredients in a bowl. Spoon the mix onto each Chicken Breast. Roll the chicken around the stuffing and place in a small baking pan brushed with oil. Bake for 35 minutes.
With the leftover mixture, put it in the food processor with about 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1 tsp of salt. Blend until smooth (it should look like a pesto).
To prepare the sauce: combine the tomato sauce and jalapeño in a pot over medium heat. Simmer until warmed through. If you don’t want to add the jalapeño, you can simply just used a jarred tomato sauce of your choice.
To plate: circle the “pesto” around your plate, place your chicken in the center and spoon the sauce on top of the chicken.