Mexican quinoa enchilada bake packed full of veggies and flavor.
Perfect healthy dinner to feed a crowd!
I used to be one of those people that didn’t want to hop on the quinoa wagon.
It was one of the latest superfoods that everyone was raving about, but I just didn’t get it.
Well, after I made the I understood the obsession, I was hooked! Not only was it good for you but it actually tasted really good!
Quinoa is great for absorbing the flavors of whatever dish you are making.
It’s basically a healthier rice. I use it exactly the same as I would rice, making this recipe sort of similar to my vegetarian mexican rice casserole.
I absolutely love Mexican food so I couldn’t wait to experiment with a quinoa casserole!
Mexican food is a great and easy way to get protein as a vegetarian (quinoa + beans = tons of protein.)
This casserole makes a ton and usually lasts us at least 3-4 meals worth for my husband and I.
If you don’t like any spiciness at all, you can leave out the jalapeno pepper, but I like the little bit of zip that it adds.
I use lots of fresh garlic and onion for flavor (as usual.)
Fresh squeezed lime juice inside the casserole really accentuates all of the other flavors.
Robbie was actually the one to get me hooked on using fresh lime juice any time we made tacos, fajitas, nachos, etc.
He totally ruined me on it and now I have to have fresh lime every time! The flavor difference is incredible.
Serve this topped with sour cream and tortilla chips on the side for the perfect easy dinner.
If you love mexican recipes, here are some more of my favorites:
- Tofu Mexican Rice Casserole
- 5 Minute Nacho Cheese Sauce
- Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas
- Enchilada Tofu Burrito Bowls
- 30 Minute Vegan Portobello Fajitas
- Easy Vegan Taco Bake
- 30 Minute Sweet Potato Refried Bean Nachos
- Vegetarian Mexican Rice Casserole
- The Best Ever Veggie Enchiladas
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 318 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 41mg Sodium: 744mg Carbohydrates: 34g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 11g Protein: 17g