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Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

Broccoli Quinoa Casserole - the perfect comforting and easy dinner or side dish. Best of all, this recipe is packed with broccoli, cheese, quinoa, spinach, garlic and Parmesan.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli cheese healthy, healthy casserole, healthy side dish, vegetarian casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 235 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons unsalted butter can substitute with olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons flour use gluten free as needed
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika or to taste
  • sea salt & black pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar divided
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups quinoa
  • 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken leave out for vegetarian
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup loosely packed baby spinach


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease a 9x13 baking pan or 2.5-quart casserole dish. Set aside.
  2. Heat butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add garlic and stir in flour. Slowly whisk in heavy cream and continue whisking until bubbly and thickened.

  3. Stir in Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, black pepper, cream cheese and 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese and whisk until thickened and smooth.

  4. Stir in chicken broth, quinoa, chicken (if using) followed by broccoli and spinach, then toss to coat. Add more cheese or cream as needed.

  5. Pour into a greased 9x13 baking pan or 2.5-quart casserole dish.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining shredded cheeses and bake for 37-42 minutes or until heated through and the top is lightly golden.
  7. Serve hot and sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Quinoa Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/8 recipe))
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 271mg11%
Potassium 232mg7%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1010IU20%
Vitamin C 21.6mg26%
Calcium 213mg21%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.