I was totally conflicted over what to call this dish to describe it in all its cheesy squashy quinoa goodness!
5 Ingredient cheesy quinoa and squash? Nope, AND squash sounds like there are squash pieces on the side, but the dish is made with mashed up squash….
5 Ingredient Quinoa Mac n Cheese? Definitely a no-go, there is no macaroni pasta in this dish!
5 Ingredient Quinoac and Cheese? Yeah, no one knows what that is.
So I decided on 5 Ingredient Cheesy Squash Quinoa.
I’m sure my hubby looooved hearing all the different versions of the name of this dish as I said them all aloud…repeatedly. He just looked at me and said ‘can I have another bowl while you figure this out?’ lol
Whatever you want to name this dish, it is amazingness in a bowl! AND I’m about to let you in on a huge secret, this cheesy squash quinoa is super easy to make. Yes, even the squash that is notoriously hard to make is super easy to make in this dish. All you do is make the squash in the microwave while the quinoa is cooking, then when it’s done mash it up, mix it with some cheese and you’re done!
I can’t stop raving about this dish you guys!! And the quinoa…oh my goodness…quinoa is kind of flavorless if you ask me, so by cooking it with vegetable stock absorbs all those flavors, and then you’re adding squash and cheese so it has a great creamy texture (but without all the calories of using butter or other ingredients to thicken it!)
All around an amazing dish, and perfect for this weeks’ Five Ingredient Friday! Speaking of which…have you signed up to my email list to receive my FREE Five Ingredient eCookBook with 25 of my favorite Fast & Simple Five Ingredient Friday recipes yet? Click here to sign up!
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