Quinoa-Broccoli Gratin

Quinoa and broccoli rank high on F&W readers’ list of top 10 favorite ingredients. Adding cheese and eggs to the mix yields a tempting first course or dinner. Slideshow:  More Broccoli Recipes 

Quinoa-Broccoli Gratin
Photo: © Ian Knauer
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 to 6


  • 1 cup quinoa

  • Kosher salt

  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli, thick stems peeled, cut into pieces

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into small pieces

  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.

  2. Whisk the quinoa into a large pot of boiling salted water and cook for 8 minutes. Add the broccoli and continue boiling until the broccoli and quinoa are tender, about 7 minutes. Drain the quinoa and broccoli in a fine sieve and let cool completely.

  3. In a bowl, whisk the egg with the oil, cheese and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Fold in the quinoa and broccoli and transfer the mixture to an 8-inch-square baking dish; cover tightly with foil. Bake until the gratin is hot, about 20 minutes; Serve.

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