Delight your taste buds with our Ratatouille Quinoa Casserole – a perfect blend of flavors and textures that will leave you craving more. This healthy and hearty casserole is a delightful twist on the classic Ratatouille, combining the goodness of quinoa for a wholesome meal experience.
Ratatouille Quinoa Casserole
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
- 1 eggplant, diced
- 1 zucchini, sliced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Fresh basil leaves for garnish
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Rinse the quinoa under cold water and cook according to package instructions.
- In a large skillet, sauté the onion and garlic until fragrant and translucent.
- Add the eggplant, zucchini, and bell pepper. Cook until the vegetables are tender.
- Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Combine the cooked quinoa with the vegetable mixture.
- Transfer the mixture to a casserole dish and top with shredded mozzarella.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving.
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories 320, Fat 12g, Carbohydrates 42g, Protein 14g