This easy Southwestern Quinoa Sweet Potato Casserole dinner will please everyone in your crew—even picky kids! Gluten-free and easily adapted to vegan.
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Nutrition Facts
Southwestern Quinoa Sweet Potato Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 434 Calories from Fat 16
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.8g3%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 832.8mg36%
Potassium 232mg7%
Carbohydrates 71.5g24%
Fiber 13.8g58%
Sugar 10.2g11%
Protein 30.2g60%
Vitamin A 10540IU211%
Vitamin C 4.8mg6%
Calcium 144mg14%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:8 servings
Southwestern Quinoa Sweet Potato Casserole
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins
 
This easy family dinner recipe will please everyone in your crew—even picky kids!
Ingredients
For the casserole:
For the chipotle sauce:
  • ½ ripe avocado , seeded and peeled
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1-2 tablespoons water + more , as needed, to obtain desired consistency
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Bring a large skillet to medium heat. Add ground meat; breaking up as it browns. Do NOT overcook because meat will continue to cook in the oven.
  3. Stir all ingredients together in prepared dish until completely combined.
  4. Bake, covered with foil, for about 75 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender.
  5. Meanwhile, mix together all ingredients for the chipotle sauce.
  6. Once the casserole is done remove from oven and top with fresh cilantro and chipotle sauce. Serve with avocado slices, if desired. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*Omit for a vegan meal. This dish will work fine without any meat added.

Extra lean ground turkey was used to calculate nutritional information. Chipotle sauce was not included in nutritional information.

Author: Kim
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican

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