This comforting vegetarian dinner can be on the table in under an hour.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
stand:
20 mins
cook:
12 mins to 16 mins
Servings:
4
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Quinoa Cakes with Mushroom-Kale Alfredo Sauce

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a bowl combine the first six ingredients (through salt). Stir in quinoa. Let stand 20 minutes. Form mixture into four 4-inch-diameter patties. Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Cook patties about 3 minutes per side or until golden brown, turning once. Set aside and keep warm.

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  • In the same skillet, cook garlic in remaining 1 Tbsp. hot olive oil over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add mushrooms and cook 5 minutes or until mushrooms are just tender. Stir in kale. Cook and stir until wilted.

  • Top quinoa patties with some of the warm Cauliflower Sauce and top with kale mixture. Sprinkle with tomatoes and cracked black pepper. Serve with remaining sauce.

*Tip

To make 1 3/4 cups cooked quinoa, in a small saucepan combine 1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth and 1/3 cup quinoa. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender. If necessary, drain off any excess liquid.

Nutrition Facts (Quinoa Cakes with Mushroom-Kale Alfredo Sauce)

311 calories; total fat 14g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 7g; cholesterol 8mg; sodium 530mg; potassium 961mg; carbohydrates 34g; fiber 7g; sugar 6g; protein 16g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 8883IU; vitamin c 120mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 1mg; niacin equivalents 3mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 190mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 269mg; iron 3mg.

Homemade Cauliflower Sauce

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  • In a 4-qt. pot heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in cauliflower and broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until cauliflower is very tender. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Transfer mixture to a blender or food processor. Cover and blend until smooth. Add remaining ingredients. Blend until combined.

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