Quinoa Pizza Casserole

Simple and delicious, this take on the classic pizza casserole dish is anything but ordinary. This Quinoa Pizza Casserole is loaded with nutrients and a perfect way to shake up your dinner recipe routine. With the addition of Tiny Hero® Golden Quinoa, you’ll get a secret weapon that adds nutrition, boosts flavor, and makes you a true kitchen hero. Don’t blame us if you go back for seconds…and maybe thirds.

Serves: 5-6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Tiny Hero® Golden Quinoa
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium bell pepper, diced (any color)
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced into ¼-inch “half-moons”
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 ¼ cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 ounces pepperoni slices, cut into fourths (Suggested turkey pepperoni)

Optional

  • Fresh basil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  2. Boil 4 cups of water. Add Tiny Hero® Golden Quinoa and simmer for 12–15 minutes. Strain using a fine mesh strainer and set aside.
  3. Place a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil. When oil just begins to shimmer, add onions and peppers. Sauté for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions starts to soften. Add zucchini and garlic. Continue to cook an additional 7-8 minutes or until veggies are tender.
  4. Add quinoa, sauce, pepperoni and ¾ cup mozzarella cheese to the veggies in the skillet, reserving a few pepperoni slices for the top.
  5. Sprinkle top of skillet with remaining ¼ cup mozzarella cheese and reserved pepperoni slices.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until hot throughout and cheese is bubbly on top. Garnish with fresh basil, if desired