Garlic Cheese Quinoa Recipe

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Herbert Published: December 11, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Garlic Cheese Quinoa

This garlic cheese quinoa works as a side dish and a complete meal, as the quinoa makes it nicely filling. Garlic & cheese add a great savory quality to it.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 3cupswater
  • cupsquinoa
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • ½tsponion powder
  • Cooking spray
  • 1cupmilk
  • 2largeeggs
  • ¾cupsharp Cheddar cheese,shredded
  • ¾cupprocessed cheese food,cubed, such as Velveeta®
  • salt and ground black pepper,to taste
  • ¼cuppanko bread crumbs,or to taste


  1. Bring water, quinoa, garlic, and onion powder to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  3. Whisk milk and eggs together in a large bowl. Stir Cheddar cheese and processed cheese food into quinoa mixture until cheeses begin to melt; season with salt and black pepper.

  4. Mix quinoa mixture into milk mixture. Transfer quinoa-milk mixture to the prepared baking dish; top with panko bread crumbs.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until topping is lightly browned.


  • Calories: 284.50kcal
  • Fat: 14.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.12g
  • Trans Fat: 0.30g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.60g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.29g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.92g
  • Fiber: 2.47g
  • Sugar: 1.74g
  • Protein: 13.29g
  • Cholesterol: 74.80mg
  • Sodium: 452.19mg
  • Calcium: 234.39mg
  • Potassium: 267.94mg
  • Iron: 1.82mg
  • Vitamin A: 99.60µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.27mg
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