Spinach, Tomato, and Quinoa Breakfast Casserole

Spinach, Tomato, and Quinoa Breakfast Casserole

Whip up one pan of this veggie-packed egg and quinoa casserole and you’re set for a week’s worth of breakfasts! It makes five servings of hearty, protein-packed meals. Just reheat briefly in a microwave or toaster oven, and go. Quinoa might sound like a surprising choice for a morning meal, but its nutty flavor compliments the rest of the dish and makes it more filling and protein packed. Cottage cheese (or ricotta) gives it even more protein and cheesy goodness.

Use this recipe as a template for other delicious combinations. You can swap the spinach and tomatoes for any other vegetables you like. Try kale and mushrooms, sautéed bell peppers and onions, or asparagus and artichoke hearts. We made this breakfast casserole recipe vegetarian, but it would also taste great with cubes of lean ham, turkey bacon, or chicken breast.

Try this breakfast casserole as part of this meal prep that you can make in 90 minutes or less.

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Spinach, Tomato, and Quinoa Breakfast Casserole

Whip up one dish of this veggie-packed egg and quinoa casserole and you're set for a week's worth of breakfasts! It makes five servings of hearty, protein-packed meals.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 272 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • cups cooked quinoa
  • 8 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup reduced-fat (2%) cottage cheese (or part-skim ricotta)
  • 4 cups raw spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup finely chopped basil
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375° F.

  2. Lightly coat 9x12-inch baking dish with spray. Set aside.

  3. Combine quinoa, eggs, cottage cheese, spinach, tomatoes, and basil in a large bowl; mix well. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. 

  4. Pour quinoa mixture into baking dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Spinach, Tomato, and Quinoa Breakfast Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 298mg 99%
Sodium 364mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 18g 36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Protein
½ Grain Carb
1½ Vegetable

P90X3 Portions
2 Carb
1 Protein

Portion Fix Containers
1 Green
1 Red
1 Yellow

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