Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa

Servings: 4 – Total time: 40 minutes


  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Prepare quinoa according to the package directions.
  2. Melt the butter or margarine in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and onion and sauté until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and stir in the flour and garlic powder. Continue stirring the mixture until it is light golden, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Slowly mix in the milk. Allow the sauce to simmer, stirring frequently, until the mixture bubbles and thickens, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cheddar until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and add salt and pepper.
  4. Mix the cheese sauce with the quinoa until evenly combined and serve.

Adapted from Annie’s Eats’ Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Casserole recipe.


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