Glad you enjoyed my recipe, Tamara! I have used Parmesan as part of the cheese mix so cut the overall amount as it has a stronger flavour and substituted crushed tomatoes when i have no tomato sauce. This is delicious! Haha, glad you made it work. HOWEVER, this casserole is amazing! But this makes a ridiculous amount of food, did not fit into a 9×13. Hope you can help! I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too. When you say 2 cups dry quinoa that says to me 2 cups of uncooked quinoa. Then after going to get it I forget to add it so I had to scrape all the cheese off the top put it all back in the bowl to add the sauce then reassembled it all back again. I was looking for a new recipe that I could use quinoa with. and it will be a repeat. Transfer to the bowl with quinoa. I’m going to be blogging about this recipe soon! One of my favourite recipes. You are reading it right. I’ll be honest – as I was preparing this dish, I was getting a little worried. Or you can use cheese alternatives, there are plenty. Breadcrumbs soak up the liquid and cheese helps to hold the casserole together. Tried this today, it’s delicious! Also, I calculated the WW Smartpoints after I made it and I came up with 14 points rather than 7 but who knows. I think sweet potato would also be tasty! Delicious. The texture was Hi Joseph! I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby. SO happy! We loved it! Can’t wait for leftovers tomorrow . I make it very frequently and it’s always a hit! You can use gluten free breadcrumbs, coarsely ground gluten free oats or ground rice crackers instead of regular breadcrumbs. Great recipe for Turkey And Quinoa Casserole. 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper to taste. And I love that it makes enough to freeze portions for my lunches! Instead of tomato sauce, I used diced tomatoes and didn’t use breadcrumbs. You are going to love this healthy and easy dinner! Remember to remove the plastic wrap prior to baking! Stir just enough to combine. I always cook my quinoa 1:1.25 ratio, not 1:2. I’ll let you know how it turned out! thank you so much. Am I missing something? This looks great! Looking forward to making this tonight, trying to get my husband to eat more quinoa. I think I will add some pommegranate seeds for a little burst of tart fruit or alternatly I suggest serving with a little fresh made cranberry...Next time I will give it a more Italian flair with tomatoes, basil and oregano etc. :), I made this for dinner tonight and it was AMAZING! I made this last night and it was SO incredible! https://www.organizeyourselfskinny.com/turkey-cheeseburger-quinoa-casserole The cheese really complements the dish and should not be left out. I feel like a broken record when I type these reviews as i’m always saying the same things about your recipes. I substituted Panko for the bread crumbs, diced tomatoes for the tomtato sauce, low fat shredded cheese and Jennie-o extra lean (99%) ground turkey. I’m having trouble figuring out the calorie count though. Some of our family favorites include black bean quinoa casserole and spinach artichoke quinoa casserole. Happy to help!!! Just made this it was the best! Next time I will try the fire-roasted tomatoes and vegan cheese for a non-dairy option. Can’t wait to try the left overs tomorrow morning with a fried egg on top! Curious: Have you ever added diced tomatoes to mix? As an adult, I tried many diets without results. What do you think? 9×13 is quite a large dish. I used sage and thyme...and added spinach. Mexican Black Bean Quinoa Casserole with corn, cheese and layers upon layers of flavours. The only thing that it was lacking was maybe more advertisements . Add Mizithra cheese to quinoa and turkey and remove skillet from heat; season with salt and pepper. 3 cups of cheese just seems like a lot and given that my husband will probably eat 1/4 of it in one sitting I wouldn’t mind lightening it up a bit . My husband and kids loved it and will be a dish we have often. ifoodrealcom.bigscoots-staging.com is a participant of Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. I am so pleased with how satisfying and comforting this meal was while still being so healthy! You can really throw in any vegetables. You are welcome. Saute for 5 minutes, breaking into pieces with spatula while stirring. Let me know how it turns out with the venison. I haven’t made it yet, but was wondering if you thought it would be okay if I only added 1 cup of cheese to the mix and then maybe .75-1 at most on top. Generously season ground turkey with salt and pepper; add to onion mixture and increase temperature to medium-high. 5 stars for taste and ease of cooking! Great, anything works! Reading this positive feedback made my day Anthony. So it looks appetizing to you. I also only had 1/2 cup of quinoa, which was actually plenty for me. Would greek yogurt work? My kids loved this casserole and so did my husband. I also just used what I had in the pantry. , Thank you, Olena! have just made this without breadcrumbs and was about to bake but thought I’d quickly post and see if the breadcrumbs are necessary for some reason, thanks! Glad I’ll have leftovers for a while. Pretty tasty! I wish someone would grind my organic chicken or me. This is so delicious! Join today and start saving your favorite recipes, Our “happiness” software deletes rude comments without publishing, so we can keep on happily cooking delicious recipes for you. Man, this was sooooo good! Whoever has the extra turkey meat gets to decide what to do with it (at least that’s how it works around here). So sorry to bother you, I must have missed something. I only saw tomatos and green onion as a garnish in the recipe. Frank’s is good on anything!!! So nice to see you here. they really enjoyed it! I have a 1.3 lb package of ground turkey? I erased my original recipe in MyFitness pal and started from scratch. Don’t forget to check out some of my other ground turkey recipes . Most people won't think twice about serving basic cornbread when is on the table. Your calorie count is spot on! package of farro instead (cooked per package instructions); also, I had leftover roast turkey that needed to be used so I replaced the browned ground turkey with diced roast turkey. This time I’m trying ground venison (the stores were out of ground turkey because of the 2020 events panic). If you make a purchase, we will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I did not add anymore spice and it was delicious. Today I’m bringing you a simple, cheesy Caprese Quinoa Casserole Recipe loaded with turkey, mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. Are those yellow bell papers in your photo? We love it! Serve immediately garnished with tomatoes and green onions, no need to let casserole cool down. , Hello! Fantastic! You have this tagged as “gluten-free” but the bread crumbs add gluten. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. I will definitely be making this again. Love hearing that you liked the recipe Lora! Hi there I made this recipe tonight…wow that was yummy!!! We’ll certainly make it again, I hope eventually with ground turkey and quinoa! Awesome! Ground turkey is slow cooked with quinoa, bell peppers, green chiles, salsa, corn, and black beans in this yummy gluten-free enchilada stew. Store: Ground turkey quinoa casserole can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Healthy Mexican food? Ty Ty Ty Next time I will break I am not sure why. Thank you we loved it. The cheese will also add a little saltiness to the dish at the end. It has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease. So delicious and easy to make and I love the fact that is is so healthy! It is a regular in my home now too. Glad to hear. Last week I made one of our old favorites, salmon with bok choy over rice, except I didn’t have any rice.That’s one of those things I think we always have and forget to buy at the store. For decor purposes just to give some life to brown turkey in pictures. Mix some tomato paste and diced fresh tomatoes with boiling water to bring it to 2 cups. It is against the law to republish recipes anywhere including social media, print and all world wide web. Thank you! Using precooked quinoa, store bought pico and canned tomato sauce, dinner will be on the table in no time! This was a hit in my family! I think red pepper pesto would also work. My husband said this was one of his favorite healthy meals.