Saturday, June 23, 2012

Quinoa mac and cheese


Who doesn't love mac and cheese? Crickets...

And as delicious as it is, the nutrition isn't always as desirable. I came across this recipe for quinoa mac and cheese and knew I had to try it. I am always looking for ways to "healthy up" some of our favorite recipes. I have to admit, it didn't taste like mac and cheese to me but it was great! I will definitely be making this as a healthy side for future dinners. 

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups quinoa
Salt
Season Salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese (plus some for sprinkling)
Panko Bread crumbs for topping
1. Cook the quinoa as per instructions (salt the water)
2. Whisk together eggs and milk in a large bowl
3. Stir in cooked (and drained) quinoa and cheese until cheese is melted
4. Season with season salt
5. Pour over greased full 9x13 baking dish and top with Panko bread crumbs
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes
7. Enjoy!







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1 comment:

trininista said...

Interesting Ruthie. I try to "healthy up" my faves too, like using mushroom soup instead of cheese sauce for lasagne but mac and cheese - I think it is just too classic. lol. I may still give this a go though.

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