Caprese Quinoa Casserole
You’ll love this healthy, cheesy, easy turkey casserole!
Servings Prep Time
4 10minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Caprese Quinoa Casserole
Ingredients
  • 2teaspoons olive oil,
  • 16ounces ground turkey,
  • 1/2 sweet onion,diced
  • 1/2teaspoon kosher salt,
  • red pepper flakes,to taste, optional
  • 2cloves garlic,minced or crushed
  • 8ounces frozen spinach,thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/4cup white wine,you can substitute chicken broth
  • 2cups cooked quinoa,
  • 1/2cup grated parmesan,divided
  • 8ounces fresh mozzarella,sliced or cubed (use 2% milk cheese to lighten it up)
  • 4 Roma tomatoes,sliced
  • handful basil leaves,sliced thin or minced (I used freeze-dried basil this time)
Instructions
  1. If you don’t have leftover quinoa, cook 3/4 c. dry quinoa with 1 1/2 c. water according to package directions. Continue with the rest of the recipe while this cooks.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13″ baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey, onion, salt, and red pepper flakes. Sauté and crumble meat until turkey is cooked through.
  4. Add garlic, spinach, and wine or broth. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Stir in cooked quinoa and 1/4 c. parmesan. Reduce heat to medium and cook until heated through.
  5. Transfer quinoa mixture to prepared baking dish. Arrange slices or cubes of mozzarella over the top, and place tomato slices in an even layer over the cheese. Sprinkle basil over the tomatoes. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over the tomatoes, and sprinkle remaining 1/4 c. parmesan over the top.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and tomatoes are thoroughly cooked.