Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

This Quinoa Broccoli Casserole is easy to make and packed with flavor! With cheddar, goat cheese and a hint of kick this healthy recipe makes a great family meal. Make it vegetarian by substituting tempeh for the chicken.
Quinoa Broccoli Casserole, I make something like this as a side but it's not quite enough for a main
Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons pastured butter or olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons gluten free flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese shredded and divided or Daiya
  • 3 ounces seasoned goat cheese or Daiya
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 16 ounces cooked chicken or tempeh chopped
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 10 ounces frozen broccoli thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup gluten free breadcrumbs.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add flour and cook for 2 minutes, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in milk. Stirring constantly, bring to a simmer.
  • Cook, whisking constantly, until thickened. Reduce heat to low and add in 4 ounces of cheddar cheese, goat cheese, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Stir until cheese melts.
  • Remove from heat and stir in chicken, quinoa and broccoli. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and top with breadcrumbs.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until bubbly. Allow to sit 10 minutes before serving.