Easy Cheesy Zucchini Quinoa Bake

Yummmmm. Meatless Monday

This delicious cheesy recipe only takes 6 ingredients to make!  It is a great dish for Meatless Monday. Use it as a side dish for four or a whole meal for two.  Zucchini is normally a summer vegetable and this would be a perfect dish to bring to your next pot luck or BBQ.  Make a larger batch and take some to work for a healthy lunch!Cheesy Zucchini Quinoa Bake 2

Quinoa is high in protein and fiber and an excellent substitute for rice in any dish.  Because it is a seed and not a grain it is also gluten free!  Most kids wouldn’t think of quinoa as tasty, but tossed with some zucchini noodles and baked with cheese? You can’t go wrong. Meatless Monday Cheesy Zucchini Quinoa Bake 3

Since I like to keep fresh vegetables in the fridge and quinoa in the cabinet as staples to the healthy meals I try and serve, this dish was made with ingredients I already had on hand. The recipe originally called for cheddar but I think any combination of shredded cheese would do. 

See some more recipes on our Veggie Pinterest board  or Find more Veggie recipes over at the Vegetarian and Vegan section of the website. 


Cheesy Zucchini Quinoa Bake
Serves 4
Combined zucchini and quinoa with cheese and your family is sure to enjoy every last bite!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
418 calories
31 g
47 g
25 g
19 g
11 g
194 g
617 g
3 g
0 g
13 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 418
Calories from Fat 217
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 47mg
Sodium 617mg
Total Carbohydrates 31g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 medium zucchini
  2. 4-8 ounces shredded cheese (I used Cheddar and Colby-Jack)
  3. 1 cup cooked quinoa
  4. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. 2. Shred your zucchini into noodles, I used a potato peeler to do this.
  3. 3. Mix zucchini noodles, cheese, oil, and salt in a bowl. I added the quinoa last because it was still warm and would melt the cheese.
  4. 4. Place mixture into a greased baking dish and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
  5. 5. Bake for 30 minutes until the top is golden and serve!
  1. Make this into 2 servings and it is a great meal for two or keep it as a side for 4.
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Diana Jeanne is a creative and crafty mom who has been actively involved with Punky Moms for the last decade. Even though she moved around a lot as a kid she still considers herself a native Californian. She currently lives in Orlando, FL with her teenage son, husband and two Great Danes. She may work an office job but keeps her individuality with her under layer of bleached hair, half sleeves and back tattoos under her cardigan sweaters.

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