Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Bake

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

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

First of all, thank you for all of your kind comments and congratulations on our big news! We are excited!

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!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time
1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients

For the Bake:

  • 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 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

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. 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. 3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic. Sauté 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

Maria

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Maria, I saw your pix on PW’s site – you don’t look preggers yet. Hope you’re feeling better.

  2. My husband is notorious for ordering pizza whenever I am away or not home in time to cook a healthy dinner! That is a great idea to make a dinner like this and leave it in the refrigerator so there is no excuse to order pizza! This looks delicious, thanks!

  3. Hello! I made this recipe the other night and it was a hit! Thank you for so many great recipes! This weekend I will be making the creamy tomato tortellini soup – so excited!

  4. Made this tonight and it’s DELICIOUS!!! I just started following your blog and can’t wait to make more of your fabulous recipes 🙂

  5. I am going to make this for Easter dinner. I usually make another version that is so high in caleries. Do you have any ideas of others side dishes to go with Easter dinner.

  6. Absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delish! Made this tonight and went back for seconds…an hour later, returned to pick some of the crunchy topping off for a snack, lol… Then before bed, just had to have a few more spoonfuls. A keeper, Maria, and totally addictive! Yummmmmmmm… PS Nutritional info? Maybe?:)

  7. I made this for dinner last night and it was DELICIOUS! I savored every bite. Thank you for the fantastic recipe!

  8. This was fantastic! Two thumbs up from both kids. Can’t wait to try the Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada bake! Thanks Maria!

  9. Are artichoke hearts canned or in a jar? I’ve never cooked with them before. I have seen the ones in the jar with oil, is that what I should use?

    1. You can use canned or jarred artichoke hearts. I drain off the liquid. If you can only find marinated artichoke hearts, just rinse and drain them.

  10. Thoughts on adding some other kind of protein besides the quinoa? I cook for a big meat eater, so if I didn’t add chicken or something, he’d expect this to be a side dish. Easily chicken would be my first guess.. but I’m wondering – maybe ground Italian sausage or venison?

  11. Made this today AND a BAZILLION thumbs up!!!! I was low on bread crumbs but that did not matter one bit 🙂 My husband immediately said “Add it to our regular meals” Thanks!!

  12. I found this a bit too mild due to the mozzarella cheese. Next time, I’ll use a bolder cheese like Asiago or Fontina. I think it would enhance the overall flavor of the casserole.

  13. can you freeze this before cooking or only after? It was wonderful and I want to make this for the holiday ahead of time. Matzo instead of panko. you do what you have to do

  14. This recipe is EXQUISITE AND EXTRAORDINARY! Loved it! Thanks for sharing. I also added mushrooms into the onion/ garlic sautee portion and let me tell ya.. It was beautiful..

  15. This needs an acid in the cheese sauce. The flavored are muddled. I would also add kale next time for some bite.

  16. Very tasty! Made minor changes -reduced fat cream cheese and a mix of 2% fat Mexican cheese mix and mozzarella as I did not have enough mozzarella. I will probably try to reduce fat a little more next time. My son gave it the thumbs up, will see what husband thinks. Ready to try the bean enchilada with quinoa bake now too as we are doing meatless Mondays {and as many more vegetarian meals as I can get away with ; ) } Thanks for a great recipe!

  17. I just made this for the second time this week! This time I had some leftover chicken and added it to the mixture and it was a good addition. This recipe is a keeper!

  18. I notice the ingredients lists red pepper flakes but I never see them mentioned any where in the cooking steps. When should they be added?

  19. Made this tonight and loved it! My husband loved it too – he asked, “was it easy enough to make it a regular”? That’s how I know it’s a winner 🙂 Thanks for a great recipe!

  20. Just made the Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Bake. This was delicious. Family truly enjoyed it. Than you for such a great recipe.

  21. This was so good! I am a big fan of quinoa-based casseroles, and this was delicious. I made a number of substitutions (sauteed mushrooms rather than the extra can of artichoke hearts, LOTS of red pepper flakes, a diced jalapeno, a bit of pesto, etc.), but the base of the dish was super hearty and filling. My husband loves it, too. And I adore your enchilada black bean and quinoa bake. Thanks for the great recipes!

  22. Made this last night, and it was amazing – thank you!!

    I subbed Neufatchel for the cream cheese, and halved the amount of mozzarella to make it a little healthier, and worked out great – still cheesy and delicious.

  23. REALLY good. And even better as leftovers! It did take quite a few pots and pans to make this so I don’t know that it will be a staple but it was delish.

  24. Can you recommend a brand of artichoke hearts? The canned ones seem to be so tough that I end up throwing away a lot of the outer and upper parts of the leaves because they are so hard and scratchy. Maybe cooking helps?

  25. I would like to make this a gluten free dish.  Would corn starch work for the 3 Tbs of flour.
    What could I use for the Panko topping?

  26. The recipe sounds delicious but I would like to make it without using any flour or pinko. How would you adjust so it still tastes great? Thank you in advance 🙂

  27. I just put this in the oven after nearly 45 minutes of prep – I’d love to meet someone who can put this together in ten minutes… ? I can’t wait to try it – but ten minutes of prep time is extremely deceiving and eating dinner at 8:30 at night isn’t what I had on the agenda tonight.

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