Main Dishes

QUINOA FLORENTINE

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A cheesy, spinach quinoa that is absolutely delicious! My family couldn't get enough of it.

9
1 cup quinoa
2 cups chicken broth
2 tbsp butter
3/4 cup chopped onion
12 oz pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
6 oz (1 1/2 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsps instant chicken bouillon
1/8 tsp pepper
1 cup light cream
1 cup milk
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Cook quinoa in chicken broth according to package directions. While quinoa is cooking: Melt 2 tbsp butter in medium skillet; saute onions in butter until tender. In large bowl, combine spinach, mozzarella cheese, sour cream, egg, and cooked onions. Stir to combine and set aside. In same skillet, melt 1/4 cup butter. Stir in flour, bouillon, and pepper; cook one minute. Stir in milk and cream; stir constantly until thickened and bubbly. Measure 2/3 cup of sauce and set aside. Add cooked quinoa and remaining sauce to spinach mixture; stir well to combine. Pour into 9" x 9" baking dish. Top with reserved sauce, spreading to cover top. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven, 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Remove from oven, call family to eat and watch this disappear.
Nutritions

Calories
842

Sodium
1770mg
73% DV

Fat
57g
88% DV

Protein
47g
94% DV

Carbs
23g
8% DV

Fiber
5g
21% DV