3 Healthy One Skillet Quinoa Recipes | Dinner Made Easy

3 Healthy One Skillet Quinoa Recipes | Dinner Made Easy

hey lovelies so today I've got another great episode of our dinner made easy series for you I really hope you guys have been loving this theory so far as always my goal is to make your life in the kitchen easier and I've been sharing some really delicious weeknight dinner ideas to do just that today's recipes are all healthy quinoa recipes as you probably have heard quinoa is the super risk of superfoods it is loaded with nutrients and it is a perfect protein and I find it to be really really delicious today I'm going to show you three tasty ways to prepare it and they all happen in a single dish what is not to love about that fewer dishes are always better first up I have got a really tasty chicken and asparagus quinoa bake I'm starting with an oven-safe skillet on the stove and to that I am going to add some butter once our butter is melted we are ready to rock and roll with our beautiful leek now I love need some leeks we are going to cook our leeks until they start to become a little brighter green you'll see the Nate really do tend to shrink down when they cook as well so what looks like a lot of weeks to begin with ends up being only overly when you're done next it is time to add our garlic and our quinoa we're going to cook this all together stirring it constantly for just a minute until it smells nice and fragrant and you can smell that garlic having a good time in that pan and we are going to add some broth I'm using some chicken broth here you can go ahead and use pretty much whatever flavor broth you want I'm also going to season this up with some nice herbs I've got some fresh thyme leaves and some dried oregano lots of beautiful flavors in this dish I'm going to season it up with some salt and some pepper bring it all to a boil and then reduce my heat to medium-low pop the lid on my pan and let it simmer for 15 to 20 minutes the idea is to get all of that liquid absorbed get that quinoa nice and softened and of course full of all that flavor and that means it is time to the rest of the deliciousness to this gift so I've got some asparagus that I just chopped up into two or three inch pieces I've also got some cooked chicken breasts that I've just shredded up and finally I am adding some ricotta cheese I'm going to stir all of this together holy moly probably should use a bigger pan because that is a lot of good in one amazing dish now the ricotta adds a ton of creaminess to this dish but not a lot of flavor which is why I'm going to add some additional flavor with the zest and juice of one lemon step is that zest is best everyone you heard here first we've got our lemon I'm also going to add a good handful of parsley once all of that is well combined I'm going to top this with some freshly grated Parmesan really really critical to use freshly grated and I'm also going to Nestle in a few slices of lemon I've got my oven preheated to 375 degrees and I'm gonna let this all baked up for 15 minutes or so or until that parmesan is nice and melted it's really as simple as that I'm going to learnis it simply with some freshly chopped parsley and there you have it it's ready to be enjoyed holy moly well exactly everyone good son next up my love's you are all in for a treat because we are making a turkey taco quinoa skillet that is absolutely to die for I love it because it's packed with protein we've got the quinoa we've got our turkey we've also got our black beans that is a protein punch like most great things this one starts with small of oil heating up in the pan today I am actually going to be using some ground turkey in this recipe but you have the choice to use some ground poultry instead you could use ground beef so you could use veggie crumble all of those would work while that is cooking up you're just going to season it with some salt and some pepper and then we're just going to use our spoon to break up this turkey into bits once that turkey is cooked it is time to start layering in some vegetables I've got some diced onion some diced red bell pepper and some corn I'm going to stir all of that together until it becomes fragrant once my onions have been in there for a minute or so I'm also going to add my minced garlic I've got some jalapeno for all of you people who enjoy a little healthy in your Heat immediately that jalapeno will start to tickle your nose if it's worth its weight I'm also going to add some seasoning so I've got some chili powder and some ground cumin happening here once your house is filled with the incredible aroma you know it's time to add the rest of your ingredient so we've got some canned black beans that we've rinsed and drained some quinoa I'm also going to be adding some diced tomatoes which are a huge table in my pantry and some chicken broth if you don't want to use chicken broth veg broth will work just as well in this recipe we're going to bring all of this deliciousness to a boil and then reduce our heat medium-low pop the lid on our skillet and let it cook away for 15 to 20 minutes what you're looking for is once again is for that quinoa to absorb all of that liquid once your quinoa is cooked through and it's nice and soft it is time to finish this dish off with a good helping of shredded cheddar cheese what I like to do is sprinkle my cheddar cheese all over and then put the lid back on my skillet to let that cheese get nice and melty I like to finish it off simply with just a little sprinkle of freshly chopped cilantro and oh my goodness oh my gracious this stuff is furious dinner don't take my word for it try it yourself finally today I'm going to show you a smoked e spicy shrimp quinoa dish that I am just in love with now even though this requires just one skillet it doesn't require much skill so it's perfect for anyone who is a novice cook I've got a cast-iron skillet heating up on the stove that I'm going to add some butter because of course you know how I feel about butter what if that butter is melted it is time to add some finely diced onion we were going to saute that onion for three or four minutes or until it becomes nice and translucent and that's how you know it is time to add your minced garlic and your Chile's not to worry a red chilies don't pack all that much heat but they do pack a ton of flavor and speaking of flavor we are also going to be adding some smoked paprika to the dish with mocha Rica a little bit goes a long way this stuff is super super flavorful so you can use it sparingly we're gonna add our quinoa friends it's going to toss that together briefly in all of that goodness as well in goes a rough it's going to get hot and bothered real quick and that beautiful dish I'm going to season that up with some salt and pepper and bring the whole mixture to a boil once it's reached a boil we are once again going to pop a lid on top reduce our heat to medium-low and let that simmer away for about 15 minutes now you want to make sure there's still a little bit of liquid left in your pan when you go to add the rest of your ingredients that's going to help everything steam up and become really delicious I'm going to add some chopped broccoli florets into my pan and it's also adding some shrimp now you all know how I feel about shrimp it is one of my favorite thing but as always I am using peeled shrimp in this recipe because I really hate having to peel my shrimp once it's cooked I'm going to pop the lid back on my skillet and let this cook for an additional five minutes or so once a 5 minutes to pass your shrimp will be nice and pink and opaque your broccoli will be bright green and cooked through and that means it is time to just going to sit off with a good squeeze of lemon juice and garnish it with some finely chopped green onion how beautiful is this look do that is a sensational single skillet supper I love alliteration almost as much as I love puns there you have it lovelies three delicious quinoa recipes that you can feel good about I really hope you will give them a try in your own kitchens and if you do be sure to tweet me Instagram me or snapchat me a photo because of course I love seeing your creations keep in mind the full recipes are all available in the description box below so you can take a look for them there and if you haven't watched the rest of the dinner made easy series it really hope you will we have tons of incredibly delicious recipes for you finally if you haven't already be sure to subscribe because there is lots more deliciousness where this came from


  1. Thank you, Domestic you are an amazing chef…. it's looks delicious I will try it out…..🌻💝☺️

  2. How do you call this healthy 😁too much fat high in cholesterol flesh pus , you can get all your protein from plant and use vegan cheese quinoa has 14gr protein per 100 gr anyway , did you almost all veggies have protein , we don’t need to drink blood and eat flesh or cow breast milk to survive , eat fresh not flesh😉

  3. Thanks for sharing I have recently start the Quinoa diet but unfortunately I stop but will really like too get back to my diet so definitely will try these recipes except the one with tukery

  4. Thank you for these variations, basically substituting it for rice…..and using twice as much Broth vs Quinoa. I'm not a big fan of butter and will use coconut oil instead.

  5. I’m a vegetarian (like from conception bc my mom was veg) but that first recipe looks good. I also don’t like asparagus, although I want to like it bc it’s so good for you. I was thinking I could omit the meat and replace the asparagus with zucchini & spinach. I need more easy quinoa recipes in my repertoire. Right now I have two. #1 quinoa mixed with sautéed onions, peppers, garlic and kale. Seasoned with butter, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. #2 a cold quinoa salad made with black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, cucumber, onions, garlic, fresh cilantro; with a dressing made with fresh lime juice, honey, chili powder, cumin, S & P and red pepper flakes (bc I put red pepper in everything, to my moms dismay.) It’s really good but I want to eat quinoa at least twice a week and I don’t want to get sick of those two meals. I don’t like quinoa by itself but with the right seasoning and add ins it’s delicious. And I’m 100% in love with one pot dinners. My current favorite is instant pot southwestern brown rice and lentils. It’s freaking amazing and you can veer from the recipe and add whatever veg work for you (that also can withstand an instant pot). I usually use carrots and zucchini but spinach is good as well, but you add it as soon as you open the instant pot when it’s crazy hot. If anyone is interested here’s a link. I don’t add cheese bc my daughter is cutting back on dairy to help treat her severe eczema. She uses a lactose free sour cream or cream cheese (the cream cheese tastes like the best sour cream ever.)

    Instant Pot Cheesy Southwestern Lentils & Brown Rice:

  6. You make cooking for my family SO MUCH FUN! Thank you, Sara! I made the Turkey Quinoa Taco Skillet today. YUM! I have to limit dairy thanks to digestive issues, but it was so delicious even without cheese!

  7. I made the chicken and quinoa bake and it was DELICIOUS!!! Thanks for the recipe, my husband loved it. I made an amateur mistake and didnt rince the quinoa 😣 but it still tasted amazing. Im so silly lol

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