A quick and easy one-pan meal, this Thai Peanut Quinoa Bake makes a flavorful vegetarian dinner recipe for the whole family. Topped with a zesty peanut sauce, your weekday dinners are officially complete!

Sometimes it feels like I’ve spent the majority of my adult life figuring out what balance looks like to me. I basically went from carnivore to vegan and now find myself somewhere in between. I went from buying 100% conventional produce to thinking organic is the only way. I’ve realized I can eat meat and be conscious about where my meat is sourced. I can buy organic when it’s available but not stress when I have to occasionally buy conventional. Healthy living doesn’t fall on one extreme or the other for me… it falls somewhere in the middle. 

Which brings me to this thai peanut quinoa bake recipe. I used to have very polarizing opinions about Costco but have recently realized, it’s okay to fall somewhere in the middle! This recipe came about when I came across a gigantic bag of quinoa at Costco for $16. $16! 

Dinner doesn’t get much easier than this – you need a few key ingredients, one baking dish and you’ve got a delicious meal ready in no time. 

Thai Peanut Quinoa Bake Ingredients:

The most important part (in my opinion) is this peanut sauce! Here’s what you need for the sauce:

Do You Have to Precook the Quinoa?

No! One of the best things about this recipe (besides the flavor) is that you don’t have to pre-cook the quinoa. You can literally mix all of the ingredients together and bake. It doesn’t get much simpler than that… it’s the perfect recipe to assign to your partner that might not be super comfortable in the kitchen. The quinoa takes on all of the amazing flavors it’s surrounded by in the dish. 

How to Make This Thai Peanut Quinoa Bake [Step-By-Step]

STEP 1: Preheat oven and grease a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.

STEP 2: Add uncooked quinoa to casserole dish and top with red onion, broccoli, edamame and bell pepper.

STEP 3: Combine water and coconut milk and stir in curry powder, ginger, cayenne and salt.

STEP 4: Make peanut sauce by combining all ingredients in a jar and shaking everything together (or mix in a bowl).

STEP 5: Pour water-coconut milk mixture over quinoa-vegetable mixture until well coated and then drizzle with HALF of thai peanut sauce.

STEP 6: Cover with tinfoil (or a top if your casserole dish has one) and bake for 45 minutes covered.

STEP 8: Remove tin foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed by quinoa.Top with remaining peanut sauce and serve.


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Thai Peanut Quinoa Bake

A quick and easy one-pan meal, this Thai Peanut Quinoa Bake makes a flavorful vegetarian dinner recipe for the whole family. Topped with a zesty peanut sauce, your weekday dinners are officially complete!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 65 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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Ingredients

For the Peanut Sauce:

Instructions

For the Peanut Sauce:

  1. Add all ingredients together in a large bowl.

For the Casserole:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a large casserole dish (9×13) with coconut oil or coconut oil spray.
  3. Add uncooked quinoa to casserole dish and top with red onion, broccoli, edamame and bell pepper.
  4. Combine water and coconut milk and stir in curry powder, ginger, cayenne and salt.
  5. Pour water-coconut milk mixture over quinoa-vegetable mixture until well coated.
  6. Top with half of peanut sauce and cover with tin foil.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes covered with tin foil.
  8. Remove tin foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed by quinoa.
  9. Top with remaining peanut sauce and serve.

*I used white quinoa however you may need to bake for longer with tricolor quinoa – approx 50 minute covered and 15-20 minutes uncovered.

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