Pumpkin Spinach Parmesan Quinoa
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Pumpkin Spinach Parmesan Quinoa

Submitted by: Isabel De Los Rios

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 6 Minutes

Servings: 2

A fun fall side dish!


    1/2 c. pumpkin puree, canned

    1 1/2 c. chicken broth

    sea salt & black pepper to taste

    1/2 c. parmesan cheese

    2 c. baby spinach

    1/3 c. white quinoa

    2/3 c. water

    2 tsp. butter

    2 clove garlic


Combine quinoa and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and let simmer for 10 minutes, until liquid is fully absorbed and quinoa is fluffy.

Meanwhile, heat butter in a deep skillet or a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add minced garlic, and sauté until fragrant. Add pumpkin puree, chicken broth, sea salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in parmesan cheese until melted.

Remove sauce from heat. Add cooked quinoa and spinach leaves to the sauce. Stir to combine.