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Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Bake. A healthier version of the Broccoli Rice Casserole we all love!


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • ⅓ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • ⅓ cup sour cream or greek yogurt
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Cook quinoa according to package instructions.
  3. Meanwhile heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet. Add panko and cook stirring constantly until golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. In the same pan heat the remaining tablespoon of oil. Add the broccoli and cook until tender, set aside.
  5. To make the cheese sauce start by melting butter in a medium saucepan. Add in flour and whisk constantly for about 1 minute.
  6. Slowly add in milk and continue to whisk until thickened slightly, 3-4 minutes.
  7. Take off of the heat and stir in 1 cup of cheese, sour cream, broccoli and cooked quinoa.
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  9. Transfer mixture to baking dish and top with the remaining ½ cup of cheese. Cook until cheese has melted, a couple of minutes.
  10. Top the casserole with the toasted breadcrumbs and serve immediately.

Recipe from: Chef Kelly

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