Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Bake

Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Bake-quinoa, spinach, artichokes, lots of cheese, and a Parmesan panko topping! This quinoa bake makes a great meal!Β 

Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Bake Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Love this quinoa bake!

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Our Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake is taking the world by storm! We have gotten a ton of emails and comments about this recipe and it is getting rave reviews! It is one of our favorite recipes and I am glad you are enjoying it too!

I am sharing another winning quinoa bake recipe today so you can mix things up! You are going to love this Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Bake.

Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Bake Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com One of our favorite meals!

I made this quinoa bake on Sunday and it was a huge hit with the entire family. I made a big pan so my boys could eat the leftovers while I am The Pioneer Woman’s Ranch. I wanted to leave them with a healthy dinner option in the fridge that was easy to heat up so they wouldn’t order pizza every night. I have no idea if they will eat it, but they loved it on Sunday so I have a feeling they will eat it again:) I am hopeful!

Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Bake Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com If you like spinach artichoke dip, you will love this quinoa bake!

I love making quinoa bakes because they are super simple to throw together…and I love the leftovers. I am kind of hoping my boys don’t eat it all so I can have some leftovers when I get home tomorrow:)

Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Bake Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

Spinach and artichokes are always a good idea. Especially when you add a creamy cheese sauce. I made a cheese sauce with butter, flour, milk, cream cheese, and mozzarella cheese. If you like spinach and artichoke dip, I think you will love this quinoa bake. It is similar but totally acceptable for dinner!

Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Bake Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com A great weeknight meal!

I also added feta cheese…and more shredded mozzarella. You can never have too much cheese!

Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Bake Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Love this healthy quinoa bake!

I topped the quinoa bake with a Parmesan panko bread crumb topping. I love the cheesy crust, especially the browned edges.

Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Bake Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Great dinner idea!

This Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Bake is full of cheesy deliciousness! I already know it is going to be staple dinner recipe at our house. I hope you enjoy it too!

Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Bake Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Bake

Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Bake makes a great weeknight meal! The leftovers are good too!


Yield: Serves 8-10

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 75 minutes

Total Time: 85 minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups uncooked quinoa, rinsed

3 cups water

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 yellow onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

9 oz fresh spinach leaves

2 cups chopped artichoke hearts (We use canned and drained artichoke hearts)

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons all-purpose Gold Medal Flour

1 1/2 cups milk

3 oz cream cheese

1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

Dash of red pepper flakes

1/2 cup feta cheese

Salt and black pepper, to taste


For the Parmesan Panko Topping:

4 tablespoons melted butter

3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.


2. Add quinoa and water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Set aside.


3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic. SautΓ© until softened, about 5 minutes. Add spinach and cook until it shrinks down, about 3 minutes. Stir in the artichoke hearts. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Turn off the heat and set aside.


4. In a medium saucepan add 3 tablespoons of butter and flour and heat over medium heat. Whisk continuously until a paste forms. Whisk in milk. Increase heat to medium/high and bring to a boil whisking the whole time. Stir in cream cheese and 1/2 cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese. Whisk until smooth.


5. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, spinach and artichoke mixture, and cheese sauce. Stir well. Stir in the remaining 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Top with feta cheese.


6. To make the topping, combine melted butter, Panko bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the quinoa bake. Cover the pan with aluminum foil.


7. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil from pan. Cook for another 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa bake top is golden brown and slightly bubbling.

Serve warm.


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