In this healthier version of the classic broccoli casserole pre-cooked quinoa gets tossed with egg, cheddar cheese and broccoli florets and baked in the oven until the cheese is beautifully browned and bubbly. Slideshow: More Broccoli Recipes 

Phoebe Lapine
June 2015

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Credit: Photo © Phoebe Lapine

Recipe Summary

total:
35 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400°. Grease a large cast-iron skillet or casserole dish and set aside.

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  • In a large lidded saucepan, heat the oil. Sautée the leek and shallot over medium heat until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic, thyme and salt; cook for 1 more minute. Fold in the broccoli and cook, stirring occasionally, until bright green, 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water and cook until the liquid has reduced and the broccoli is tender, 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the quinoa, egg and 1 cup cheese.

  • Transfer to the prepared dish and spread in an even layer. Top with the remaining cheese.

  • Bake until the cheese has begun to brown, 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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