About Kirby's Healthy Cooking

Welcome! My name is Kirby Miller and I am a home chef, self taught cook, lover of reading food blogs and cookbooks, teacher of in home healthy cooking classes, and a writer of my own healthy recipes. Along with this I am also a wife to a wonderful husband, a mom of two dogs, and a Kindergarten teacher!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Quinoa Broccoli Mac & Cheese

Quinoa Broccoli Mac & Cheese

1 head broccoli – cut into florets and steamed
1 cup quinoa
2 ½ cups water
2 eggs
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp smartbalance
1 cup milk
1 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
¼ cup panko bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400.

To cook quinoa, heat in sauce pan with 2 ½ cup water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.

Melt the smartbalance over saucepan. Add the flour and stir. Add the milk and cheese and stir until melted. Combine the cheese mixture, quinoa, eggs, and broccoli. Season with salt and pepper.

Pour into a baking pan and top with panko bread crumbs. Bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes (until the top is slightly browned).

Let cool for a few minutes after removing from microwave.

Mix in the eggs, seasonings, ¾ cup mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese. Spoon about 2 ½ tablespoons into each muffin pan. Press around to make a cup-like form. Make sure that it is the same thickness all around.

Bake for 21 minutes. Let cool for about 5 minutes and remove from muffin pan. If you have trouble getting them out of the pan, place in the freezer for a few minutes and this should make it easier to remove them.

Heat over to broil and grease a baking sheet. Put the crusts on a baking sheet and broil for 4 minutes.

Remove from oven and spoon some sauce into each crust and top with tomatoes and remaining cheese.

Broil for another 3 minutes. Remove from oven and top each pizza with fresh basil.

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