Recipe For Sweet Potato Bacon Quinoa Skillet Dinner


Sweet Potato Bacon Quinoa Skillet is full of vegetables, yummy bacon and a unique blend of spice.

Sometimes when we have people over for dinner, I make food that my own family chooses. Other times, I cater to the guests. For instance, when my father comes to town, I try not to make fish and I use chicken breasts instead of thighs because he doesn’t like poultry dark meat pieces. When I have families with little children over, I tend to make kid friendly dishes like homemade macaroni and cheese. This quinoa skillet came about when I had a group of four young ladies over for dinner. I knew they loved vegetables and two were gluten-free like me.

1. Info for Sweet Potato Bacon Quinoa Skillet Dinner

  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings: 6
  • Calories: 456 kcal

2. Ingredients for Sweet Potato Bacon Quinoa Skillet Dinner

  • 1½ cups quinoa
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, roasted, peeled and cubed
  • 8 oz bacon, chopped and cooked until crispy
  • 10 frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1½ tsp Moroccan seasoning blend
  • 1 tsp salt

3. Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, cook the onion, bell pepper and celery in the olive oil until vegetables are soft.
  2. Add the quinoa and chicken broth, bring to a boil, cover and cook according to package directions, about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients.
  4. Heat through, stirring often so nothing sticks or burns.

4. Tips and advices:

  • You can cook the bacon first and then remove the bacon, reserving 2 Tbsp bacon grease to cook the vegetables instead of using olive oil.

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