Looking for a healthy and satisfying meal that caters to both vegetarians and health enthusiasts? Look no further than the Vegetable and Quinoa Casserole! This dish is packed with nutrients, easy to make, and perfect for any home cook looking to add a nutritious option to their meal prep routine. Let's get started on this delightful and hearty casserole.

Vegetable and Quinoa Casserole


Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (optional, for non-vegans)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for sautéing

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Quinoa

  1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water to remove any bitterness.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the vegetable broth or water to a boil.
  3. Add the quinoa, reduce the heat to low, and cover. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and set aside.

Step 2: Prep the Vegetables

  1. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onion and minced garlic, and sauté until translucent.
  3. Add the bell pepper, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and broccoli florets. Cook for about 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are tender but still crisp.
  4. Stir in the shredded carrots and spinach, cooking until the spinach wilts.
  5. Add the chickpeas and cooked quinoa to the skillet. Mix well to combine.

Step 3: Assemble the Casserole

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Transfer the quinoa and vegetable mixture into a large baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle the dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper over the mixture. Mix well to evenly distribute the spices.
  4. If using cheese, sprinkle it over the top of the casserole.

Step 4: Bake the Casserole

  1. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly (if using).
  3. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Customization Tips

  • Cheese: Feel free to add your favorite cheeses like mozzarella, cheddar, or feta for a different flavor profile.
  • Spices: Customize the seasoning with your preferred spices such as paprika, cumin, or chili flakes for an extra kick.
  • Protein: For non-vegetarians, consider adding cooked chicken or tofu for added protein.
  • Vegetables: Use seasonal vegetables or whatever you have on hand. This casserole is highly versatile!

Storage and Reheating

  • Storage: Allow the casserole to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Reheating: Reheat individual portions in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, or reheat the entire casserole in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 15-20 minutes until warmed through.


The Vegetable and Quinoa Casserole is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients, making it a perfect addition to your weekly meal prep. Its versatility allows you to customize it to your taste preferences, ensuring you never get bored. Give this recipe a try and discover how easy it is to enjoy a healthy, flavorful meal any day of the week.

Ready to get cooking? Grab your ingredients and let's make something amazing!

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