Quinoa Salsa Verde Casserole

May 4, 2022 | Dinner, Entree, Lunch | 0 comments

Quinoa Salsa Verde Casserole

Latin inspired flavors in this easy to assemble casserole. The majority of ingredients are pantry and freezer staples. Only about 15 minutes to prep!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dinner, Entrees
Cuisine: Latin Inspired, Mexican
Diet: Diabetic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: casserole, corn, jackfruit, quinoa
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Denise Balistrieri

Equipment

  • 1 9 x 13 pan
  • 1 Medium Saucepan

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ C Vegetable Broth
  • 1 C Salsa Verde
  • 1 tsp Garlic, granulated
  • ½ tsp Cumin
  • 2 -14.5 oz Beans, White, drained and rinsed (ex: Great Northern or Cannellini Beans)
  • 1 C Corn, Frozen and thawed or canned and drained
  • 1 Can Jackfruit, drained and rinsed then shredded
  • 2 -4 oz cans Green Chiles, diced
  • ½ Small Red Onion, diced
  • 1 C White Quinoa, rinsed and drained

Optional Garnishes

  • ¼ C Cilantro, chopped
  • Sliced Jalapenos
  • Limes, sliced

Instructions

  • Pre heat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium saucepan, add the vegetable broth, salsa verde, garlic and cumin. Heat just to boiling and then remove from the heat.
  • While your sauce is heating, begin assembly of the casserole. Spread the beans, shredded jackfruit, green chiles, corn and red onions in the bottom of the 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle the quinoa on top.
  • Pour the sauce from the saucepan over the ingredients in the 9 x 13 pan. Mix well with a spatula.
  • Cover the casserole with aluminum foil. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 45 minutes.
  • After 45 minutes, remove the casserole from the oven.
  • Serve as is or with optional toppings.

Notes

*** This casserole will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week and can be frozen for up to one month!
***Optional add ins: 1/4 C chopped Cilantro and the juice of one lime. (Add the lime juice to the salsa verde and vegetable broth mixture). 

This is a great casserole to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! It uses mostly pantry ingredients with a few fresh ingredients to make it POP!