Recipes and Cooking Pizza Margherita Quinoa Casserole Try this protein-packed vegetarian meal the next time you're craving pizza but don't want to make a mess. It all comes together in one pot! By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on April 22, 2020 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Adam Albright Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 30 mins Stand Time: 10 mins Total Time: 60 mins Servings: 5 Yield: 6 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup water 1 ¼ cup quinoa, rinsed and drained ½ teaspoon salt 1 ½ cup marinara sauce 2 tablespoon tomato paste ⅔ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese ⅓ cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 ½ cup grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz.) ¾ cup shredded fresh basil 6 ounce fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch cubes Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. In a 4- to 6-qt. Dutch oven combine the water, quinoa, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Drain quinoa and return to pot. Stir marinara sauce and tomato paste into quinoa. Stir in the next four ingredients (through black pepper). Fold in 3/4 cup of the tomatoes, the shredded mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 cup of the basil. Top with fresh mozzarella. Bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until heated through. Remove from oven; top with the remaining 3/4 cup grape tomatoes. Let stand 10 minutes. Top with remaining 1/2 cup basil. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 447 Calories 23g Fat 38g Carbs 23g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 5 Calories 447 % Daily Value * Total Fat 23g 29% Saturated Fat 13g 65% Cholesterol 58mg 19% Sodium 1062mg 46% Total Carbohydrate 38g 14% Total Sugars 7g Protein 23g Vitamin C 10mg 50% Calcium 450mg 35% Iron 3.2mg 18% Potassium 739mg 16% Fatty acids, total trans 1g Folate, total 112.6mcg Vitamin B-12 1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.5mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.