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Mexican Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Cheesy Mexican quinoa enchilada casserole is a flavor packed gluten free dish that makes the perfect healthy dinner! Serve topped with sour cream and dip with tortilla chips.

This Mexican quinoa enchilada bake is packed full of veggies and flavor. Cheesy lightened up comfort food. You'll love this recipe! #meatless #quinoa #quinoaenchilada #mexican #casserole #vegetarian #dinner

This mexican quinoa casserole is made with fresh vegetables, hearty quinoa, and topped with mexican cheese.

Fresh lime and sour cream are perfect for serving with this dish.

You can’t go wrong with this flavorful healthy dinner recipe!

This Mexican quinoa enchilada bake is packed full of veggies and flavor. Cheesy lightened up comfort food. You'll love this recipe! #meatless #quinoa #quinoaenchilada #mexican #casserole #vegetarian #dinner


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!

This Mexican quinoa enchilada bake is packed full of veggies and flavor. Cheesy lightened up comfort food. You'll love this recipe! #meatless #quinoa #quinoaenchilada #mexican #casserole #vegetarian #dinner

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 similar to my vegetarian mexican rice casserole.

This Mexican quinoa enchilada bake is packed full of veggies and flavor. Cheesy lightened up comfort food. You'll love this recipe! #meatless #quinoa #quinoaenchilada #mexican #casserole #vegetarian #dinner


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 Mexican quinoa enchilada bake is packed full of veggies and flavor. Cheesy lightened up comfort food. You'll love this recipe! #meatless #quinoa #quinoaenchilada #mexican #casserole #vegetarian #dinner


This casserole makes a ton and will make around 8 servings worth.

If you don’t like any spiciness at all, you can leave out the jalapeno pepper, but I like the little bit of spice that it adds.

This Mexican quinoa enchilada bake is packed full of veggies and flavor. Cheesy lightened up comfort food. You'll love this recipe! #meatless #quinoa #quinoaenchilada #mexican #casserole #vegetarian #dinner


I use lots of fresh garlic and onion for flavor.

Fresh squeezed lime juice inside the casserole really accentuates all of the other flavors.

Lime is a must have for taking Mexican flavored dishes to the next level.

This Mexican quinoa enchilada bake is packed full of veggies and flavor. Cheesy lightened up comfort food. You'll love this recipe! #meatless #quinoa #quinoaenchilada #mexican #casserole #vegetarian #dinner

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:

This Mexican quinoa enchilada bake is packed full of veggies and flavor. Cheesy lightened up comfort food. You'll love this recipe! #meatless #quinoa #quinoaenchilada #mexican #casserole #vegetarian #dinner

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This Mexican quinoa enchilada bake is packed full of veggies and flavor. Cheesy lightened up comfort food. You'll love this recipe! #meatless #quinoa #quinoaenchilada #mexican #casserole #vegetarian #dinner

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Yield: 8 servings

Mexican Quinoa Casserole

This Mexican quinoa enchilada bake is packed full of veggies and flavor. Cheesy lightened up comfort food. You'll love this recipe! #meatless #quinoa #quinoaenchilada #mexican #casserole #vegetarian #dinner

Easy and healthy mexican quinoa enchilada casserole recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/4 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 6 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (10 oz) bag of frozen corn
  • 16 oz enchilada sauce
  • 2 cans of black beans, drained
  • 3 cups of shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Juice of 1 large lime
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt
  • pepper

For Serving

  • diced roma tomatoes
  • diced avocado
  • sliced lime wedges
  • Sour cream
  • Tortilla chips

Instructions

  1. Rinse quinoa and cook according to package instructions, set aside
  2. Remove seeds from jalapeno and dice finely
  3. Dice garlic, onion, and bell pepper
  4. Combine the bell pepper, jalapeno, garlic, onion, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper in a skillet
  5. Sautee on medium high heat, stirring often, for 8-10 minutes, or until peppers start to soften
  6. Add frozen corn to skillet and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes
  7. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, skillet mixture, juice of 1 large lime, drained black beans, enchilada sauce, 1 1/2 cups of cheese, cumin, cayenne, chili powder, and smoked paprika
  8. Stir well and add additional salt and pepper to taste, if necessary (I did not add any)
  9. Transfer mixture to a 9 X 13 baking dish
  10. Bake the quinoa enchilada casserole at 375 for 20 minutes
  11. Take casserole out of the oven and add the remaining 1 1/2 cups of cheese on top
  12. Bake an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is is bubbly
  13. Top with diced roma tomatoes and avocado. Serve with optional fresh lime juice, tortilla chips, and sour cream

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 744mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 7gSugar: 11gProtein: 17g

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Terri

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

Can I freeze the leftovers ?

Sara K

Wednesday 19th of February 2020

Hi! Just made this tonight. So good! I’ve made a few quinoa enchilada bakes, but this one is particularly good. I think it’s the lime, great addition! This was the first recipe I’ve tried from your blog, but won’t be the last.

Joy Shull

Saturday 22nd of February 2020

So glad you enjoyed the recipe Sara!

Chrys

Saturday 4th of August 2018

Is there any calorie/carb/nutritional count for this recipe?

Joy Shull

Monday 6th of August 2018

I do not provide nutritional information for my recipes due to the fact that most people use different brands or substitute ingredients. You can calculate it yourself using an online calculator!

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