A Great Little Side

Once again I find myself looking for opportunities to use up the warehouse club sized bag of quinoa that I bought several months ago. This recipe was originally designed to cook in a 8×8 dish and likely intended for a breakfast or brunch, but I turned it into a ramekin sized side dish.

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It was a great little side.

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After I took the picture, I realized I had some sliced mushrooms on hand, so I threw those in too.

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I made each cup one at a time. Each received its own egg and share of the spices and veggies. Make sure you grease the sides and bottom of the ramekin before filling.

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Quinoa Egg Bake

Makes: 4


  • 4 whole egg
  • 8T skim milk
  • 4t minced garlic
  • 1t ground thyme
  • 1C diced onions
  • 1C diced red pepper
  • 6T quinoa, uncooked


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 4 ramekins with butter; set aside.

Put quinoa into a fine mesh strainer and rinse until cold running water until water runs clear; drain well.

In a small bowl, whisk one egg and add one-fourth of the milk, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and quinoa. Stir in one-fourth of the spinach then pour mixture into prepared dish. Cover tightly with foil then jiggle dish gently from side to side so that quinoa settles on the bottom in an even layer. Bake until just set, about 30 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle top evenly with cheese. Return to oven and bake, uncovered, until golden brown and crisp, 10 to 15 minutes more. Set aside to let cool briefly, then slice and serve.

Nutritional Info:

Nutritional Info:  PER SERVING:260 calories (130 from fat), 14g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 300mg cholesterol, 660mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 18g protein

Source: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/quinoa-egg-bake-thyme-and-garlic

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Categories: Baking 2, Cheese, Eggs, kosher, Low Carb, Lunch2, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable2, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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19 Comments on “A Great Little Side”

  1. January 15, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    This sounds fantastic!!!!


  2. January 15, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    That looks too yummy to be true! Definitely making it tonight.


  3. January 15, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    Reblogged this on Catholic Glasses.


  4. January 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    This is right up my alley — eggs, veggies and quinoa!


  5. January 15, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    Oh, yum. I’m making this recipe this week!


  6. January 15, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    Love quinoa – great recipe!


  7. January 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Looks delicious!


  8. January 15, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    Well this looks good, I have some quinoa and no clue what to do with it… Will give this a go and put it on my foodie cool board 🙂


  9. January 15, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    Looks delicious especially since it could be made as main dish for one. I find I have to alter a lot of recipies because they makes so much.


  10. January 15, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    I never thought of combining quinoa and eggs before! This looks really good.


  11. January 16, 2013 at 4:06 am #

    Interesting! I churned up something similar with Flour…but Quinoa…didnt think of it ! Will definitely give it a try!


  12. January 16, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    Always wanted to try quinoa out. This one looks easy enough. Thanks again! 🙂



  13. January 17, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    This looks delicious–I’ve been looking for new quinoa recipes to try. Thanks for sharing.


  14. January 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Sounds interesting… How many years do you figure you’ll have the bag of Quinoa? (I recently tried the stuff… one cup takes ten meals to get rid of!) …khrys


    • January 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

      Having two teenage boys in the house, I am looking for anything edible I can serve, so it may not take the years you would think!


      • January 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

        Careful… it doubles every day in the fridge… lol (Looking forward to seeing how else you use it!


  15. June 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    That looks great!!! I’m always looking for new things to do with Quinoa, it’s my go to grain since being gluten free.



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