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quinoa + eggs

I got an idea.

It started with quinoa made Sunday night.

Always make extra quinoa.  Only good things can come of it.

Tomatoes are finally in season out here.  I’ve only been waiting all year long.  Dear summer, please don’t leave me!  

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Tomatoes, quinoa, kale…

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…mushrooms + egg?

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Where am I going with this?  It kind of looks like veggie baked eggs, but it also looks something like my savory buckwheat bake.

Well, it’s neither.  It’s something completely new.

And I am pretty excited about it.  While I absolutely loved the veggie baked eggs, there was nothing I wanted more than a crusty piece of bread to dip in the drippy goodness.  However, that’s sort of not possible because of the whole no-gluten thing. 

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Then I got to thinking.

…I wonder if mixing eggs + quinoa would hold together + make an egg bake?…

Kind of like a frittata…or a quiche without the crust.

I mixed the quinoa, eggs + veggies…

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…baked it in my mini soup crock…

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…and pulled it out of the oven in complete anticipation of a disaster.

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I thought it would be stuck in the dish.

I didn’t think it would hold together.

I thought the quinoa might dry out.

But guess what?

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It worked!

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It broke apart perfectly and tasted exactly as I hoped it would.

Quinoa Egg Veggie Bake [serves 1]

  • 1c pre-cooked quinoa [perfectly cooked quinoa]
  • 1/8t salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4c kale, chopped
  • 1/4c tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4c mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2-1oz cheese, shredded
  1. Preheat your oven to 400* and grease an small baking dish.  I used a soup crock that is about 4-5” in diameter.  You could also use 3 muffin tins or 2 ramekin dishes.
  2. Grease the baking dish thoroughly.
  3. In a small bowl, crack + whisk both eggs.
  4. Mix in quinoa.
  5. Stir in salt, pepper, garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms + kale until just combined.
  6. Pour into baking dish and smooth down with fork/spoon/spatula.
  7. Bake, uncovered for 22-26min, until lightly golden + set. [test with your finger for being set]
  8. Remove from oven, turn your broiler on + sprinkle cheese on top.
  9. Broil 1-3min, watching closely, until the cheese is bubbly.

Eaten with a salad, this makes quite the lunch or dinner.  If veggies for breakfast are your thing, you’re going to have a new favorite.

No need for crusty bread.  Just a napkin to wipe your face.

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And if you feel so inclined, you may want to add some marinara, butter, more s+p, or a savory nut butter perhaps?

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nutritional info: includes all ingredients from the recipe


Another savory success!

The only problem now, is that I’m out of eggs.


Reader Comments (126)

I am in complete agreement about the making extra quinoa. Though it isn't "hard" to make it, I have learned the hard way not to rush through it or your will be left with a mushy,sticky mess. It is so versatile and it's so easy to make a complete meal quickly if you have it on hand.

August 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSindy

This looks so amazingly delicious that as soon as I read the post I knew I had to make it. I just finished cooking the "perfect quinoa" and you are so right Ashley, your method is truly perfect! My quinoa is amazingly delicious and both me and my son already had some just warm with a little butter on top, best thing ever!!!
I am going to make the bake tomorrow for lunch because I just found out we are out of eggs - hence the quinoa with butter indulgence today!
I LOVE QUIONA!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe Ashley, I really cannot wait to make it!

August 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAna

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Woohoo!! I'm so glad you like the perfectly cooked quinoa method. It's so fluffy! :) Enjoy the bake!

August 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

i am seriously loving this recipe idea! can't wait to give it a try--i am egg obsessed lately :)

August 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternatalie (the sweets life)

Oh man, me tooo!!!

August 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Ashley, we LOVED the bake!!! I say we because I made 2 for me and my son to have for lunch today and it was amazingly delicious!!!!
I used roasted veggies on ours and added some fresh basil and oregano from my herb garden plus a bit of parmesan cheese mixed in with the quinoa. I topped with tomato slices + parmesan cheese and it was totally delicious. Oh, and I used 1 egg and 1 egg white for the egg part. Sooooo good, my son really liked it too!
We had it with a green salad and it was a delicious lunch, truly perfection, it will definitely be made again, and again, and again. As we ate we both were saying how delicious this will be during the colder months, so comforting (it was a bit too hot today to eat that but we loved anyway! hehehe!)
Thanks again for sharing, this dish is amazing!!!

August 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAna

Thank you so much for letting me know, Ana!! You always leave such great feedback. I'm glad your changes worked and that both you + your son loved it.

August 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

totally had a version of this for breakfast this morning... so amazingly tasty!
I had made some quinoa salad (red peppers, tomatoes, parsley, garlic, cayenne, s+p) and tossed the leftovers in the freezer.... As soon as I read this recipe, I pulled it out, let it thaw overnight and used it as my base for this bake. Soooo good!

August 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChandelle

Awesome!! I'm so glad you liked it!

August 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Key « weightsandmeas

Made this for lunch today for my sis and I. Soooo good and super filling! I doubled the recipe and it made 8 muffin sized bakes! Smothered in salsa......Thanks for sharing!!

September 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

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September 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterQuinoa Fail. | Almond Oats.

Awesome Katie!! I'm so glad it worked in the muffin tin. Covering them with salsa sounds perfect. :)

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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September 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLocal Crop & Miracle Oats

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I'm eating this right now and it's one of the best things that has ever happened to me :) Thanks for another great recipe!

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January 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBaked Quinoa+ Eggs | ~ENL
This is REALLY yummy!
April 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLorna
I have been looking for Quinoa meals. I am so excited you posted this. Guess what I am having for dinner tonight? This meal!

Ashley--> Perfect! Hope you enjoyed it!
August 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCathy
Why does the nutritian factors show so much cholesterol and fat?
September 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonna
Cholesterol is naturally occurring in both the cheese and the eggs. The fat comes from the eggs and cheese as well.
September 17, 2012 | Registered CommenterAshley

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