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!
Hi 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.
I 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.
The 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.
The 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!
Other Quinoa Skillet Dinners
One Pot Supreme Pizza Quinoa Casserole
- 2 italian turkey sausages, , casings removed
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper
- 1 clove garlic, , minced
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 2.25 ounce can sliced black olives
- 8 ounce can tomato sauce
- 6 ounce can tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon 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
- Over medium-heat spray a large skillet with cooking spray.
- Add the sausage to the skillet and crumble with a wooden spoon.
- When the sausage is cooked add in the red onion, bell pepper, minced garlic, spinach and olives.
- Sauté for a couple minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
- Add in the basil, oregano, parsley, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, tomato paste and tomato sauce and stir until everything is combined.
- Add in the quinoa and water and stir to combine.
- 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.
- Top with the mozzarella cheese and cover with the lid cooking another minute or until the cheese is melted.
- Serve immediately.
Kitchen tools used in this supreme pizza quinoa casserole recipe:
- Skillet – This inexpensive stainless steel skillet is the one I use in most of my skillet recipes.
- Wooden Spoons – I love these olive wood spoons!
- Chef’s Knife – A chef’s knife makes cutting the onions and peppers easy!
More One Pot Meals
One Pot Cheesy Mexican Lentils, Black Beans and Rice
One Pot Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Casserole
Turkey, Broccoli and Swiss Skillet Dinner
One Pot Lemon Chicken Tortellini Soup with Greens
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In the instructions where its says to add basil, oregano, etc it mentions garlic powder but garlic powder is not on the ingredients list. Do I add garlic powder in with the other herbs? If do, how much?
Yes, you can add 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder with the other spices. Enjoy!
We’re a vegetarian household, so I substituted Field Roast Italian sausage. I doubled the recipe but kept everything else the same. I was worried that there wasn’t enough liquid, but it was! I had to cook it for 30 minutes to absorb all of the liquid. It was fantastic! I plan on making it again. Thanks!
So glad that you were able to adapt the recipe to fit your needs. Thanks so much for sharing your feedback!
I’m eating this right now and it is delicious. Super straight forward. Great instructions. Thanks!
So glad to hear you love this recipe, Angela! Thanks so much for your feedback. It’s really appreciated!