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Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Bake


  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD

Description

Your favourite dip… now featured in a healthy dinner dish!


Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups dry quinoa
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 ½ cups fresh spinach, ribbonned
  • 1 cup marinated artichokes, diced
  • 1 ½ cups navy beans (or 1 can, drained and rinsed) OR 1 1/2 cups cooked and diced chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup white wine (optional, but highly recommended)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa according to the package direction. I combined 1 ¼ cups dry quinoa with 2 ½ cups water in a pot. Brought it to a boil, covered it, and then let it simmer until cook. (same method as rice).
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Meanwhile, place the feta, milk, egg, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and onion powder in a blender or food processor. Blend or process until sauce is smooth. Set aside.
  4. Prepare the veggies and place in a mixing bowl with the chickpeas or navy beans.
  5. Once the quinoa is cooked, add it to the bowl, along with the sauce. Stir in the wine.
  6. Press into a 9×12 baking dish. Top with shredded cheese.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes. Then turn oven to broil and broil the cheese until it bubbles and starts to turn brown.
  8. Remove from oven.
  9. Allow to cool a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6
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