Simple Quinoa in Marinara Sauce

Quinoa in marinara with fresh Parmesan cheese
Quinoa in marinara with fresh Parmesan cheese photo by Flickr user Elly
  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings
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Looking for a way to prepare quinoa? It doesn't get much simpler than this quinoa in marinara or spaghetti sauce recipe. Vegetarian, healthy, quick and simple. It's not fancy, but if you just want a quick and easy way to enjoy some quinoa, or, if you're new to cooking quinoa, this is a good one to try, since the Italian spaghetti sauce flavors are so familiar. Omit the parmesan cheese and use a bit of nutritional yeast if you want to make it vegan and dairy-free.

If you're eating gluten-free, double-check the ingredients if you're using jarred spaghetti sauce, because the other ingredients are wheat- and gluten-free. Enjoy!

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup quinoa, prepared according to package instructions
  • 2/3 cup marinara sauce, any kind
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated or shaved Parmesan cheese, or to taste
  • optional: frozen thawed veggies, salt and pepper, fresh snipped basil

How to Make It

Warm prepared quinoa stovetop or in a microwave with marinara sauce until well heated. Stir in grated Parmesan cheese. If you'd like, stir in some thawed frozen veggies, top it off with a bit of salt and pepper, or some fresh Italian herbs, such as basil.

Enjoy your quick and easy quinoa in marinara sauce.

See also: The easiest homemade marinara recipe you'll ever find

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 357
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 89 mg
Sodium 151 mg
Carbohydrates 20 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 33 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)