Stupid-Easy Recipe for Quinoa Enchilada Casserole (#1 Top-Rated)


Traditional enchiladas break out of their tortilla shells and into a quinoa casserole.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Quinoa Enchilada Casserole.

1. Info for Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

  • Cook Time: 55 min
  • Total Time: 55 min
  • Servings: 6
  • Calories: 271.46 kcal

2. Ingredients for Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

  • 2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa (or 1 1/2 cups packaged cooked quinoa per 1/2 cup uncooked)
  • 1 can enchilada sauce (10 oz. per can)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles (10 oz. per can)
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 1/4 cup black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/3 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese (for casserole)
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (for casserole)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese (for topping)
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (for topping)
  • 1 avocado (diced)
  • 2 Tbsp. sour cream (optional, for serving)
  • 1 lime (optional, for serving)

3. Directions:

3.1 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

3.2 Stove

Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Add the quinoa and return to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer, cover pot, and cook quinoa until tender, 12-15 minutes.

Place quinoa, enchilada sauce, diced tomatoes with green chilies, corn, black beans, cilantro, cumin, paprika, Monterey jack, mozzarella, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine with a rubber spatula. Transfer to a 9×9-inch baking dish and spread into an even layer.

Sprinkle the cheeses evenly over top of the casserole.

3.3 Oven

Bake the casserole on middle rack of oven until bubbling, 25-30 minutes.

3.4 Check

Check to see that casserole is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.5 Serve

Serve casserole garnished with diced avocado, sour cream, and lime, if desired.


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