Quinoa With Pasta Sauce and Cheese
Quinoa with pasta sauce is a quick-and-easy meal that feels like a healthier alternative to a big bowl of pasta and sauce.
When you need to quickly get food on the table for your family, it's a go-to dinner choice. It's also great warmed up for lunch the next day.
This straightforward recipe can be embellished in a variety of ways. Make your pot of quinoa and sauce and, in a separate skillet, sauté vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini. When you want meat, add cooked and drained Italian sausage or ground beef or turkey.
A big handful of chopped fresh herbs (like basil, oregano or parsley) also adds tons of flavor.
1 cup white quinoa, uncooked
2 cups water
2 to 3 cups pasta sauce, or more, to taste
1 cup grated Parmesan, or other hard cheese, more to taste