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Quinoa caprese dinner casserole

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A healthy gluten-free dinner

Quinoa, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil bake up wonderfully in this caprese-inspired casserole. It's a perfect dinner option for the busy work week.

A healthy gluten-free dinner

Caprese salads are one of our favorites, so let's get creative and turn those classic flavors into a healthy casserole. Topped with shredded mozzarella, this dish bakes up golden brown and tastes fantastic. You would never guess that it's gluten-free, vegetarian and healthy.

Quinoa caprese dinner casserole recipe

Inspired by half baked harvest

Yields about 4 servings


For the casserole

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup tomato pasta sauce
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the topping

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and spray a medium baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the casserole and mix well. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and top with the shredded mozzarella.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until the top of the casserole is golden brown and bubbly. Allow the casserole to cool for 5 minutes. Garnish with fresh basil and serve warm.

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