Here is a family friendly meal that you can make with your kids. This is perfect for a pizza night, with a healthy twist -- Quinoa Pizza Bowls!
1 cup (dry) quinoa
2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
2 (14-ounce) jars pizza sauce
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mozzarella cheese
2-3 cups of your favorite pizza toppings (i.e. pepperonis, green peppers, mushrooms, onions)
-Preheat oven to 425°F.
-Cook quinoa in the chicken or vegetable stock according to package instructions
-When the quinoa has finished cooking, fluff the quinoa with a fork., then stir about 1/2 cup pizza sauce until evenly combined. Set aside.
-Lightly spray 6 large (10-ounce) oven-safe ramekins with cooking spray. Place the ramekins on a large baking tray.
-Spread 2 Tablespoons of pizza sauce in the bottom of each ramekin.
-Layer each with about 1/4 cup of quinoa, and spread with a spoon to flatten.
-Layer each evenly with pinch of shredded Mozzarella.
-Layer each with a single layer of pizza toppings.
-Repeat by layering each with another layer of sauce, quinoa, Mozzarella, pizza toppings, followed by a final layer of Mozzarella. The ramekins should be full but not overflowing.
-Transfer the baking sheet full of ramekins to the oven, and bake for 20 minutes.
-Remove from oven and serve!
By Kelly Herdrich, Contributing writer
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