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Quinoa Mac and Cheese

From Statesboro Market2Go

<p>A delicious, customizable, and nutrient packed dinner! The recipe can be prepared on a stovetop with the exception of the breadcrumbs step, which is optional. Please consider leaving a picture or comment if you decide to try this recipe!</p>
Source: (Entered by Ariana Giddens)
Serves: 6

4 cups Cooked quinoa
1 cup Broccoli (chopped & cooked)
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1/2 cup Yellow onion (diced)
3 cloves Garlic (minced)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
5 ounces Spinach
OR kale
OR collard greens
OR chard
2 cups Milk of choice (the original recipe uses almond milk)
3 tablespoons Cornstarch
2 cups Cheddar cheese (shredded) (divided)
1 cup Mozzarella cheese (shredded) (divided)
1/4 cup Breadcrumbs (optional)

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Cook the quinoa and either roast or steam the broccoli. Whisk the cornstarch and milk together, then set the mixture aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large, deep, oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the onion ad saute it for 2 to 3 minutes. then add the garlic and saute for 2 more minutes. Add the mustard and stir it around for 30 seconds, then add the spinach (or other greens of choice) and let it cook for 1 minute.
  3. Pour the milk mixture into the skillet and bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Mix in half of the cheese, whisk the mixture until the cheese has melted, then repeat with the other half of the cheese.
  4. Add the quinoa & broccoli to the skillet, then stir them into the mixture until they are well coated in cheese mixture.
  5. OPTIONAL: Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top of the cheese mixture and place the skillet under the broiler for 2 minutes.