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      Quinoa Sausage Casserole
      1 cup quinoa
      2 cups chicken broth
      1/2 cup dried cranberries
      2 tbs olive oil
      3 links of chorizo sausage, casings removed
      1 tbs minced garlic
      6 cups spinach leaves
      3 tbs water
      6 ooz cream cheese, softened
      2 eggs
      1/2 tsp cumin
      1/2 cup chopped pecans
      salt and pepper to taste
      4 tbs butter, melted
      Place quinoa in a saucepan with the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook until quinoa has absorbed all of the liquid, about 15-20 min. Remove from heat and stir cranberries into quinoa.

      Cover and set aside.
      Add olive oil to a heavy skillet and place over medium heat. Add sausages, crumbling them with a wooden spoon or spatula as they cook. Cook sausages until browned.

      Remove from skillet and set aside.
      Add garlic to same skillet and cook briefly over medium heat, until fragrant. Add spinach and 3 tbs water and cook until spinach is wilted and water has evaporated. Remove spinach, drain thoroughly, and roughly chop.
      Preheat oven to 350°.

      Mix sausage and spinach into quinoa. Stir in cream cheese, eggs, cumin, pecans, and salt and pepper to taste.
      Brush bottom and sides of a casserole dish with melted butter. Spoon quinoa mixture lightly into casserole (don’t mash quinoa down into the dish), and drizzle with remaining melted butter.
      Bake casserole until heated through and browned on top, 25-30 min.
      Remove from oven and serve warm.

      Serves 4-6

    • #463228

      This sounds SOOO good!!! I just might be able to convince my family to try it. They are not fans of quinoa.

      (I know, right?!)

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