Quinoa Mushroom Spinach Casserole

A twist on a classic dish, quinoa is layered with traditional flavors in this Mushroom Spinach Casserole.

Packed with protein and all nine essential amino acids, the quinoa is a great source of fiber and perfect for a meatless Monday!

Be sure to check out our other vegetarian recipes, too!

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A twist on a classic dish, quinoa is layered with traditional flavors in this Mushroom Spinach Casserole.

Quinoa Mushroom Spinach Casserole

Quinoa is a highly nutritious food that is rich in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, making it a popular ingredient in health-conscious and vegetarian diets.

It can be cooked and used as a side dish, added to soups and salads, or used as a base for main dishes like this delicious casserole.

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This casserole takes 10 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to cook.

casserole on dish with fork

It serves 6.

A special thanks to SuccessRice.com for this rice.

Be sure to check out these additional easy weekday casserole recipes!

Ingredients for casserole:

  • 2 bags Success Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
Packed with protein and all nine essential amino acids, the quinoa is a great source of fiber and perfect for a meatless Monday!
A twist on a classic dish, quinoa is layered with traditional flavors in this Quinoa Mushroom Spinach Casserole.

Directions:

Prepare quinoa according to package directions.

Preheat oven to 375 F.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onions; saute 1 minute. Add mushrooms and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spinach and stir until wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce and keep warm.

In medium bowl, combine ricotta, egg, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.

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Place 1 cup sauce in bottom of 2-quart baking dish. Spread half of quinoa evenly over sauce. Top with half of ricotta mixture. Top with 1 cup sauce. Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella. Repeat layers, finishing with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

close up of completed casserole

Bake uncovered 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Quinoa Mushroom Spinach Casserole

Quinoa Mushroom Spinach Casserole

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A twist on a classic dish, quinoa is layered with traditional flavors in this Mushroom Spinach Casserole.

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Success Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

Instructions

  1. Prepare quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  3. In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onions; saute 1 minute. Add mushrooms and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spinach and stir until wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce and keep warm.
  4. In medium bowl, combine ricotta, egg, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.
  5. Place 1 cup sauce in bottom of 2-quart baking dish. Spread half of quinoa evenly over sauce. Top with half of ricotta mixture. Top with 1 cup sauce. Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella. Repeat layers, finishing with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake uncovered 30 minutes. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 1058mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 6gSugar: 7gProtein: 25g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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