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Slow-Cooker Quinoa-Summer Squash Casserole

WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

Total Time: 4 hrs

Slow-Cooker Quinoa-Summer Squash Casserole

As this layered slow-cooker squash casserole recipe cooks, the liquid from the tangy tomatillo salsa and summer squash is absorbed by the quinoa, adding tons of flavor to the final dish.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces tomatillos
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 poblano or bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup crumbled cotija or feta cheese
  • 2 pounds small yellow summer squash, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

Instructions

Step 1
Combine tomatillos, tomatoes, pepper, onion, lime juice and salt in a medium bowl.
Step 2
Coat a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Layer quinoa, 1/3 cup cheese and all of the squash in the slow cooker. Top with another 1/3 cup cheese. Spread the tomatillo mixture on top; but don't stir the ingredients together. (Refrigerate the remaining cheese to use for the topping.)
Step 3
Cover and cook on Low for 4 hours. Serve sprinkled with oregano and the remaining 1/3 cup cheese.

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