Wheatless Rochelle

Wheatless and gluten free vegetarian living in Los Angeles

Pizza Quinoa Bake

I recently received a free sample of Traina’s Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup. We’ve really been enjoying it, most recently on a big batch of hashbrowns my husband made of breakfast last weekend. (By the way, using coconut oil to make hashbrowns is one of the best ideas ever!) I wanted to try using the ketchup in some more unusual way so when I spotted a recipe for a pizza quinoa casserole from Food Doodles, I knew that’s what I wanted to try.

Gluten Free Pizza Quinoa Bake

It was a great success! The sun dried tomato flavor was a great complement to the other pizza flavors in this baked quinoa dish. I used red quinoa which is a more durable than white quinoa. If overcooked, white quinoa which can get a bit mushy whereas red quinoa holds more structure. If you can’t find red quinoa, just use white quinoa but be careful not to overcook it in the first step of this recipe. My family is very much into cheese so I put a really generous amount of cheese on the top of ours (as you can see in the photos). If you’re vegan or just want to avoid the cheese, this would also be great without the cheese on top.

Pizza Quinoa Bake

Pizza Quinoa Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c. uncooked red quinoa
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1/4 c. Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Italian seasonings
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 c. mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Rinse quinoa well. Combine with 3 cups water in a large pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat, put lid on the pot, and simmer about 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and remove from heat.
  3. In a bowl, combine tomato paste, ketchup, garlic, bell pepper, tomato, onion, olive oil, Italian seasonings, salt, and pepper.
  4. Carefully fold in quinoa and then transfer to a casserole dish. Top with shredded cheese.
  5. Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
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Gluten Free Pizza Quinoa Bake

Traina Foods provided me with a free sample of their Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup to review and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose, nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. All opinions here are my own.