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Sneak quinoa into your Thanksgiving menu with this unique spin on sweet potato casserole
Sweet potato casserole is usually full of sugar and marshmallows, but not this year. This Thanksgiving, give the old standby side dish a healthier makeover.
This filling, holiday-worthy dish is full of cooked quinoa, oven-roasted sweet potatoes, onions, fresh tomatoes and onion soup mix. The soup mix might sound like an odd ingredient, but it adds so much flavor. Try it and see for yourself — you'll be hooked.
I used blue cheese in this casserole to add salty and savory flavor, but Gorgonzola is also a great substitute, since the two are very similar in look and taste.
Sweet potato-quinoa casserole with blue cheese recipe
To save time, cook the quinoa, potatoes and onions ahead of time. Assemble and bake when ready to serve.