Mexican Quinoa Bake

Number of Servings: 6 (295g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 40 min.
Mexican Quinoa Bake

If you’re craving Mexican but don’t want to indulge in the luxury of eating out, the magnificent flavors of this dish will meet your cravings and then some. Don’t be surprised if your family requests it again and again.

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 (10 oz.) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 10 oz. frozen corn
  • 1 (4 oz.) can mild green chili peppers
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup shredded, low-fat cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350ºF. Coat an 8″x8″ baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine quinoa and tomatoes. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mash the black beans with a fork. Stir in corn, chilis, chili powder, and cumin in the same bowl. Set aside.
  4. Spread half of the quinoa mixture on the bottom of the baking pan. Add the spinach in a layer followed by all of the bean mixture and half of the cheese. Add the remaining quinoa and top with the remaining cheese.
  5. Bake until the cheese is hot and bubbling (30 minutes). Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 295g

Amount per serving
Calories 350
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 4mg 2%
Sodium 500mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 13g 46%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 43g
Protein 21g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 236.8mg 20%
Iron 5.7mg 35%
Potassium 1110mg 25%
Vitamin A 346mcg 40%
Vitamin C 21.1mg 25%
Vitamin E 3mg 20%
Vitamin K 181.2mcg 150%
Thiamin 0.6mg 50%
Riboflavin 0.4mg 30%
Niacin 7mg 45%
Vitamin B6 0.5mg 30%
Folate 319.7mcg 80%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 4%
Biotin 0mcg 0%
Chloride 0mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.7mg 20%
Phosphorus 424.1mg 35%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 173.6mg 40%
Zinc 3.3mg 25%
Selenium 10mcg 20%
Copper 0.6mg 70%
Manganese 1.4mg 60%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0mcg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Quinoa, Whole Corn, Spinach, Black Beans, Fire Roasted Tomatoes With Diced Chiles (tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Calcium Chloride, Diced Green Chiles), Green Chili Peppers (peppers, Water, Vinegar, Salt, Calcium Chloride), Lowfat Cheddar Cheese (milk, Cultures, Enzymes, Salt), Chili Powder, Cumin.

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