Crockpot Quinoa Mexican Casserole

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

I am always on the hunt for new healthy crockpot recipes. It makes dinner a million times easier and less stressful when I can throw everything in the crockpot and come back in 6 hours to a fully cooked meal. This one was a hit and we will definitely be having it again soon!

Crockpot Quinoa Mexican Casserole

-1 tbsp olive oil
-1 lb ground turkey
-1 medium yellow onion, diced
-1 cup uncooked quinoa
-2 10oz cans Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce (medium or mild)
-1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
-1 15oz can diced fire-roasted diced tomatoes in their juices
-1 cup corn, fresh or frozen
-1 red bell pepper, diced
-1 green bell pepper, diced
-2 tbsp chili powder
-1 tbsp ground cumin
-1 tsp garlic powder
-1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
-For serving: fresh cilantro, diced avocado, sour cream, tortilla chips

1. Heat olive oil in large skillet then add the turkey and onion. Cook and stir until turkey is no longer pink then transfer to the bottom of crockpot. [I highly recommend purchasing these crockpot liners; they make cleanup a thousand times easier]

2. To the crockpot, add the quinoa, enchilada sauce, black beans, tomatoes, corn, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and 1/2 cup water. Stir to combine then cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.

3. Remove lid and stir. Stir in 1/2 cup shredded cheese then sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
4. Cover and cook another 15 minutes, until cheese melts.
5. Serve hot with any desired topping! I chose avocado, a little more cheese, and some tortilla chips for scooping. Delicious and so easy!


  1. yum!! this looks amazing. I am making this asap!

  2. This looks so amazing! I'm all about anything Mexican and I love that you can just throw everything into a crock pot. So easy! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. Yum! I’m adding this to my must-make list!!

  4. You had me at crock pot!! this looks delicious! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. This sounds super good - adding it to my list of recipes to try! And yes - those crockpot liners are life savers!

  6. This looks SO good and right up my alley! I will be adding this to the list :)

  7. This looks delicious! Definitely saving :)

  8. Oh my gosh - Mexican and crockpot - the way to my heart!

  9. This looks right up my alley! Can't wait to make it soon!

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