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Slow-Cooker Quinoa-Summer Squash Casserole (Just check out the picture!)

Carolyn Malcoun

By Carolyn Malcoun EatingWell

Published August 12, 2015

Slow-Cooker Quinoa-Summer Squash Casserole (Just check out the picture!)
As this layered slow-cooker squash casserole recipe cooks, the liquid from the tangy tomatillo salsa and summer squash is absorbed by the quinoa, adding tons of flavor to the final dish.


SLOW-COOKER QUINOA-SUMMER SQUASH CASSEROLE

Serves: 10
Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours

Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker


  • 12 ounces tomatillos, husked, rinsed and chopped

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 poblano or bell pepper, chopped

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 1 cup crumbled cotija or feta cheese, divided

  • 2 pounds small yellow summer squash, cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano


Recipe Steps: Combine tomatillos, tomatoes, pepper, onion, lime juice and salt in a medium bowl.

Coat a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Layer quinoa, 1/3 cup cheese and all of the squash in the slow cooker. Top with another 1/3 cup cheese. Spread the tomatillo mixture on top; but don't stir the ingredients together. (Refrigerate the remaining cheese to use for the topping.)

Cover and cook on Low for four hours. Serve sprinkled with oregano and the remaining 1/3 cup cheese.

Recipe nutrition: Per serving: 111 calories; 3 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 3 mg cholesterol; 18 g carbohydrate; 0 g added sugars; 6 g total sugars; 5 g protein; 3 g fiber; 286 mg sodium; 526 mg potassium.

Nutrition bonus: Vitamin C (52 percent daily value), Folate (17 percent dv), Potassium & Magnesium (15 percent dv)

1 Carbohydrate Serving(s)

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 1/2 vegetable

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