mexican quinoa casserole

This Mexican Quinoa Casserole is incredibly flavorful and super healthy to boot! It’s easy to make ahead of time or double the batch and freeze one.

 

Healthy mexican quinoa casserole. It makes enough to serve 8 or just have dinner for your entire family a second night! OR divide it in two and freeze one! So good, no one will ever guess how healthy it is.

We’re always making a conscious effort around here to eat healthy. Which is not always easy with two little ones who aren’t always so receptive to these attempts. But I do believe that if you’re cooking for yourself and/or your family on a regular basis and you’re using fresh, “real” ingredients, you’re already probably eating healthier than many Americans. I’m not a fan of the word “diet” and I don’t want my girls to ever hear that word come out of my mouth when I’m speaking of how we eat – which is why I love to make delicious, healthy and easy meals like this Mexican Quinoa Casserole as often as possible. That way we can continue enjoy things like these little beauties without an ounce of guilt!

Healthy mexican quinoa casserole. It makes enough to serve 8 or just have dinner for your entire family a second night! OR divide it in two and freeze one! So good, no one will ever guess how healthy it is.

This Mexican Quinoa Casserole comes together fairly quickly. It makes a LOT – I use an extra large pan for it (a stoneware lasagna pan from Kohl’s. It’s great for dishes like this one because it’s deeper than your typical 13×9 pan – no more lasagna bubbling over inside your oven! It’s shown in the photos above). You could also halve the recipe or just split it between two baking dishes and freeze one. I assure you that it will go very fast, however, so keep leftovers in mind, too!

Healthy mexican quinoa casserole. It makes enough to serve 8 or just have dinner for your entire family a second night! OR divide it in two and freeze one! So good, no one will ever guess how healthy it is.

I use fresh corn and peppers – the only canned ingredients are black beans and tomatoes. Lots of healthy quinoa, too – although I chose to top it with a mexican-blend cheese (you’ve gotta have cheese)! I know you’ll really love this one!