Quinoa Fiesta Enchilada Bake Recipe

Quinoa Fiesta Enchilada Bake Recipe

How To Make Quinoa Fiesta Enchilada Bake

For this enchilada bake, quinoa, corn, cilantro, black beans, and green chilis are baked with enchilada sauce to make a creamy and cheesy vegetarian dish.

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



  • ½tspolive oil
  • 1clovegarlic,crushed
  • Cooking spray
  • cupsquinoa,rinsed and drained
  • 8oztomato sauce,(1 can)
  • 2cupsreduced-sodium chicken broth,or vegetable broth
  • tspcumin
  • 1tbspchipotle en adobo sauce,more for a spicier dish
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • 4ozdiced green chiles,(1 can)
  • ¾cupcanned black beans,drained and rinsed
  • ¾cupcorn,fresh or frozen, thawed
  • ¼cupfresh cilantro,chopped, plus 2 tbsp for garnish
  • cupsMexican cheese blend,part-skim, shredded, divided
  • 4ozhaas avocado,diced
  • 2tbspscallions,chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Lightly spray a 9×12-inch baking dish with oil.

  3. In a medium saucepan cook the quinoa with 1¾ cups broth according to package instructions; when cooked, fluff with a fork and set aside.

  4. Meanwhile in a small saucepan, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and saute for 1 to 2 minutes until golden.

  5. Add the tomato sauce, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, cumin, ¼ cup broth and chipotle en adobo. If it’s too thick, add 2 tablespoons water to thin it out. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.

  6. In a large bowl combine the cooked quinoa, green chiles, corn, black beans and ¼ cup cilantro. Stir in ½ cup of the cheese and mix will. Place into the baking dish and spread out. Top with the enchilada sauce and remaining cheese.

  7. Cover with foil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until hot and the cheese is melted.

  8. To serve, top with avocado, scallions and remaining fresh cilantro. Cut into 6 pieces and serve right away.


  • Calories: 398.79kcal
  • Fat: 20.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.41g
  • Trans Fat: 0.39g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.55g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.08g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.18g
  • Fiber: 7.39g
  • Sugar: 4.03g
  • Protein: 17.92g
  • Cholesterol: 33.66mg
  • Sodium: 656.33mg
  • Calcium: 279.10mg
  • Potassium: 736.11mg
  • Iron: 3.73mg
  • Vitamin A: 121.80µg
  • Vitamin C: 54.45mg
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