Quinoa Italian Style

Course : Side Dishes
Serves: 7
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1 cup minced onions
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 pound ground lean top round or harvest burger per inst.
16 ounces tomato sauce
16 ounces tomatoes or 4 chopped fresh
1 teaspoon low sodium salt
2 teaspoons dried oregano
3 teaspoons chopped fresh basil 2 tsp dried
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3 cups cooked quinoa
1/4 pound part skim ricotta cheese
1/4 pound low-fat mozzarella cheese
5 dashes parmesan cheese several shakes

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees if baking. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the onion and garlic until cooked. Add the ground meat or Harvest Burger and water, tomato sauce, tomatoes, salt, oregano, sweet basil, and sugar and simmer until the ingredients are just cooked, or slightly underdone. In a casserole, layer the sauce and quinoa, dollop some of the ricotta, sprinkle on some of the mozzarella and do another layer so that there are two or three with sauce on top. Sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese and Microwave for 10 minutes or bake for about 35. Serve hot.


Nutritional Information:

32 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (4% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 424mg Sodium

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