Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

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Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Quinoa is a creamy, cheesy vegetarian meal or side dish that's packed with veggies and full of flavor. Jump to Recipe keyboard_arrow_down

312 CALORIES 44g CARBS 9g FAT 15g PROTEIN
8
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(8 Old SmartPoints™)
(8 PointsPlus®)

Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Quinoa is a creamy, cheesy, mushroom filled quinoa dish that is made in the slow cooker wiht just about 5 minutes of prep time. I am always trying to create new slow cooker vegetarian dishes since it is something that can be hard to find and after playing around with quinoa in the slow cooker for a couple of weeks, I fell in love with this garlic and mushroom quinoa dish. It makes the perfect meatless meal with a nice green salad or cut the serving in half for a side dish.

Now let's talk about this dish. The secret ingredient to create a creamy, almost risotto like quinoa dish, is reduced fat cream cheese. It adds tons of creaminess to the dish and makes it taste indulgent. Plus paired with the earthy mushroom, bright green onions, and salty Parmesan cheese - yum! And you can definitely pack in some extra veggies if you want - spinach, kale, Swiss chard, or red bell pepper would all work and add great flavor.

It's also one of those dishes that get better after a night in the fridge. So if you live in a household like mine, where your loved ones turn their noses to mushroom, you can hoard the leftovers for yourself and be confident that they will taste even better for lunch the next day.

 

The Recipe

Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 4 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 4 Hours, 5 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 4 U green onions, chopped
  • 12 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • 4 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

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Instructions

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1

Add everything to the slow cooker except the Parmesan cheese. Stir together.

2

Cook on low for 4-5 hours (or high 2-3 hours) until quinoa is cooked through. Sprinkle the cheese over top and close. Cook for 15 more minutes until cheese melts.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312
Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 4g
19%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 17mg
6%
Sodium 1463mg
64%
Total Carbohydrate 44g
15%
Dietary Fiber 5g
20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 15g

* 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.

Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Quinoa
† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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