Cheesy Zucchini and Quinoa Casserole

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362 CALORIES 47g CARBS 12g FAT 20g PROTEIN
10
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(10 Old SmartPoints™)
(9 PointsPlus®)

I like to think about this dish as a grown up or healthier version of mac and cheese. Instead of the pasta it uses protein and fiber packed quinoa, and instead of all the cheese the recipe uses low sodium mushroom soup to add plenty of creaminess. It works great as a healthy side dish or meatless main course. I like to use zucchini but you could also use frozen broccoli florets, spinach, or kale.

The Recipe

Cheesy Zucchini and Quinoa Casserole

Adapted from eatingbirdfood.com
PREP TIME: 20 Min
COOK TIME: 35 Min
TOTAL TIME: 55 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 4 U zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups canned cream of mushroom soup, not condensed
  • Salt and pepper

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Instructions

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1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2

Cook the quinoa according to package directions.

3

Spray a glass baking dish (I used an 8 X 8 for 4 servings) with cooking spray. In a bowl combine the quinoa, zucchini, olive oil, onion, garlic, half the cheese, mushroom soup, salt, and pepper. Pour into the baking dish.

4

Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover with foil and cook for 20 minutes. Uncover and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and casserole is warmed through.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362
Calories from Fat 110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
19%
Saturated Fat 4g
18%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
0%
Cholesterol 8mg
3%
Sodium 256mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate 47g
16%
Dietary Fiber 7g
28%
Sugars 12g
Protein 20g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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