Becca’s Mac-N-Cheese Quinoa

mac and cheese quinoa



10 club crackers
1 small onion, diced
1tsp Garlic powder
2 cups Quinoa ( be sure to rinse well, making sure water runs clear)
2 cups water
2 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flower
2 cups milk
salt and black pepper to taste
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
4 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
1Tbs butter


1-Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2-Pound crackers in ziplock bag until fine ( kids loved this part)

3- Heat olive oil in pan, add onion and garlic powder, cook about 5 mins until onions soften.

4- Add quinoa, chicken stock and water to the pan. Simmer and cover. Cook until quinoa is tender, around 10 mins

5- Heat 1/4 cup butter in saucepan over medium/low heat. Add flour, cook and stir to form paste. Slowly whisk in milk, season with salt and pepper. Simmer until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in cheese mixture little by little, until combined. Stir cheese sauce into quinoa mixture

6- Melt 1 TBS of butter in separate skillet and and toast fine crackers

7- Put quinoa mixture into a glass baking dish, top with cracker topping and place in oven for about 20 mins until golden brown
*Note: may be soupy at first but will firm up while in oven

8- Remove from oven, let cool 5 mins before serving. Pair with your favorite salad and enjoy!!!


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