One Pot Supreme Pizza Quinoa Casserole is a great way to get your pizza fix, but in a healthier and more wholesome way. You'll love how easy and how quick this one pot meal is to make! | www.reciperunner.com

One Pot Supreme Pizza Quinoa Casserole

One Pot Supreme Pizza Quinoa Casserole is a great way to get your pizza fix, but in a healthier and more wholesome way. You’ll love how easy and how quick this one pot meal is to make!

One Pot Supreme Pizza Quinoa Casserole is a great way to get your pizza fix, but in a healthier and more wholesome way. You'll love how easy and how quick this one pot meal is to make! | www.reciperunner.comHi friends! Danae from Recipe Runner here today and I’m so excited to be back sharing monthly recipes with you this year! I can’t believe this will be my 3rd year doing guest posts on Ashley’s wonderful (and beautifully redesigned) blog.

To start the year off, even though January is nearly over, which is crazy, I’m sharing an easy one pot dinner. One Pot Supreme Pizza Quinoa Casserole is perfect for that pizza craving, when you want something a little less greasy and a little more wholesome.

One Pot Supreme Pizza Quinoa Casserole is a great way to get your pizza fix, but in a healthier and more wholesome way. You'll love how easy and how quick this one pot meal is to make! | www.reciperunner.comI don’t know about you guys, but I get a pizza craving at least twice a week. Usually once on the weekend and then again during the week when I’m not in the mood to make dinner. Ordering a pizza is such a tempting idea when you don’t want to cook, but when each slice is packing nearly 300 calories and you know you’ll eat at least 2 or 3 slices, it’s probably best to come up with an alternative.

My alternative is to make healthier “imposter” versions of the foods I love and to make them as quick and easy as possible to get on the table. The faster they’re on the table and in my mouth, the less time I have to think about picking up the phone and ordering that pizza.

One Pot Supreme Pizza Quinoa Casserole is a great way to get your pizza fix, but in a healthier and more wholesome way. You'll love how easy and how quick this one pot meal is to make! | www.reciperunner.comThe idea for this One Pot Supreme Quinoa Casserole came from popular Turkey Taco Quinoa Skillet recipe that I shared here last January. It seemed only fitting to come up with a new version this year.

What’s great about this pizza version is you can customize the toppings to what you and your family like. I chose to use Italian turkey sausage, bell pepper, red onion and black olives. Not a fan of olives? Use mushrooms instead. Want to make it vegetarian? Just omit the sausage.

One Pot Supreme Pizza Quinoa Casserole is a great way to get your pizza fix, but in a healthier and more wholesome way. You'll love how easy and how quick this one pot meal is to make! | www.reciperunner.comThe most important part of this recipe is making your own pizza sauce. This sauce is what I use for all my red sauce based pizza recipes. I love making my own because the flavor is far superior than anything you’ll buy in the store and it’s made with simple ingredients that you probably already have.

Forget dialing your favorite pizza place this week and try making this healthier and far more filling One Pot Supreme Pizza Casserole instead!

One Pot Supreme Pizza Quinoa Casserole

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

One Pot Supreme Pizza Quinoa Casserole is a great way to get your pizza fix, but in a healthier and more wholesome way. You’ll love how easy and how quick this one pot meal is to make!

Ingredients:

2 Italian turkey sausages, casings removed
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup green bell pepper
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 cups baby spinach
2.25 ounce can sliced black olives
8 oz. can tomato sauce
6 oz. can tomato paste
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
1 cup water
1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
3/4 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Over medium-high heat, spray a large skillet with cooking spray.
  2. Add the sausage to the skillet and crumble with a wooden spoon.
  3. When the sausage is cooked add in the red onion, bell pepper, minced garlic, spinach and olives.
  4. Sauté for a couple minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  5. Add in the basil, oregano, parsley, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, tomato paste and tomato sauce and stir until everything is combined.
  6. Add in the quinoa and water and stir to combine.
  7. When the mixture starts to bubble, cover with a lid and cook on medium low heat for approximately 20 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
  8. Top with the mozzarella cheese and cover with the lid cooking another minute or until the cheese is melted.
  9. Serve immediately.

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