Southwestern Quinoa bake

Howdy y’all! Our family, loves an easy weeknight recipe. This recipe is hearty, nutritious, and delicious!! It’s the ideal recipe for a cold winter dinner! As you can see doggo loves it too. 🙂


  • 2.5 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 tbspns neutral oil
  • 1 sliced orange bell pepper
  • 1 sliced poblano pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2/3 cup corn
  • 1.5 tbspns taco seasoning
  • 1 tspn garlic powder
  • 1 tspn onion powder
  • 1/2 tspn paprika
  • 1/2 tspn chili powder
  • 1 tspn oregano
  • 1 can 1(5 oz.) black beans
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2/3 cup cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium saucepan, on medium heat add oil.
  3. Once the oil has heated add bell pepper, poblano pepper, and red onion. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until the peppers and onions are fragrant and have caramelized. (You can switch out these vegetables for about 1.5 cup of different veggies!)
  4. Add the corn and taco seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, chili powder, and oregano.
  5. Let cook for 2-3 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add drained black beans to vegetable mixture.
  7. Mix the vegetable-black bean mixture with the cooked quinoa and salsa.
  8. Place the quinoa-vegetable-black bean mixture in a 8×8 pan.
  9. Add shredded cheese on top!
  10. Cover with foil and bake for about 20 minutes or until cheese has melted. Enjoy!

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