Butternut Squash Quinoa Casserole

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 45 mins

Quinoa with butternut squash; baked with gruyere cheese. I used spinach (because that's what I had), but my sister used kale the other day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 2 quart baking dish.
  2. Cut squash length-wise and bake about 20 mins, until tender.
  3. Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve. Put in pot with water, bring to boil, then simmer about 15mins until water is absorbed. Don't stir until the end.
  4. In a pan cook shallots and onions until tender and browned.
  5. Add garlic and cook 2-3 mins, careful not to burn shallots.
  6. Add onion mixture to cooked quinoa.
  7. Cook mushrooms. I added some herbs de Provence to them.
  8. Add mushrooms to quinoa.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Beat eggs with a fork then mix with quinoa mixture. Add cheese and spinach.
  11. When squash is done, remove from oven and scrape out of the skin. Mash a little with a fork then mix with beans then mix into quinoa.
  12. Pour into baking dish and bake for 35-45 minutes.
Most Helpful

I have made this several times over the past year. I first time I followed the recipe as written. then, one day I was making it and decided to change it by spicing it up. I added peppers some spicy and some mild. Also , I added tex-mex flavoring such as chili powder, cumin, and red pepper flakes. you do have to go a little heavy on the flavors because the squash is sweet. if you go this way change the cheese to a Mexican style cheese or cheddar. I love the recipe but I like it better with the changes too. thank-you

marruss1739 September 28, 2014

I love the healthful ingredients & the flavor mix. My 1year old son likes it too. Mine turned out a little dry though. I will make this again, but might add some brith or something to make it more moist. Thanks for posting.

mindynicole7 March 04, 2012