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Quinoa Bake with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

Quinoa Bake with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

 
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Ready in 30 minutes
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 c cooked quinoa
  • 3 pieces bacon, chopped up
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 12 oz shredded brussel sprouts
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 handful parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbs finely chopped parsley for garnish
 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Cook the bacon on medium heat in a large saute pan. Once it’s crispy remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel. Reserve the bacon fat in the pan.
3. Reduce heat to medium low and saute the onions and garlic. Add a ½ tsp of salt and cook for 3 minutes.
4. Throw in the shredded brussel sprouts and turn up the heat to medium. Season with the remaining 1/2 tsp of salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper. Saute for 5 minutes.
5. Add in the cooked quinoa and cook for an additional 3 minutes until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.
6. Carefully mix in the parmesan cheese and put the mixture into a pie plate.
7. Top with the panko and a sprinkle of more parmesan cheese and cook for 20 minutes.
8. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately.
 
Recipe by Alexe Lawrence of