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Creamy Parmesan Garlic Quinoa

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Creamy Parmesan Garlic Quinoa is a delicious and easy side dish, perfect for a summer cookout!Creamy Parmesan Garlic Quinoa

This one pot Quinoa side dish is so flavorful with lots of garlic and parmesan cheese and packed with protein. It can be on your plate in 20 minutes. Only 5 ingredients are needed for this packed full of flavor side!I love the lazy, stress-free days of summer. I lean towards recipes with a “no fuss- no muss” attitude, easy and not a lot of steps recipes. Summer cooking can be easy and fun. Everyone migrates outside for the longer days, planning lots of potlucks and block parties with our neighbors and friends  during the summer. I feel like a block Party hero getting all of my summer needs at Sam’s Club. I want to be spending time with my friends and family and less time in the kitchen. That’s why I created this simple recipe.Creamy Parmesan Garlic Quinoa

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Quinoa is a quick and flavorful side dish with delicious ingredients like Swanson Chicken Broth and truRoots Quinoa. Swanson Chicken Broth is a great option for lighter summer recipes. Swanson brings out the joy of cooking by enhancing the flavors of the food it’s prepared with. Swanson Broth is a unique blend of flavors, trusted by chefs, brings out the joy in cooking. You can find both of these at your Sam’s Club.Creamy Parmesan Garlic QuinoaThe truRoots Quinoa is Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten Free, Ancient Grains, Whole Grain, most items Sprouted. truRoots’ reputation from innovative products featuring sprouted nutrition and premium quality, along with its commitment to authentic, traceable ingredient sourcing, has created a leading brand in the organic industry. Creamy Parmesan Garlic QuinoaWhat you will need to make this recipe: truRoots Quinoa, Swanson Chicken Broth, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Grated Parmesan Cheese, garlic.Creamy Parmesan Garlic QuinoaRinse truRoots Quinoa in a fine mesh sieve under cold running water. Drain water. Set aside.Chop up garlic.Creamy Parmesan Garlic QuinoaIn a saucepan, add olive oil and garlic, on medium heat, saute garlic until golden brown.Creamy Parmesan Garlic QuinoaAdd truRoots Quinoa, toast for 1 minute over medium heat.Creamy Parmesan Garlic QuinoaSlowly pour in Swanson Chicken Broth, bring to a boil, lower heat to medium, cover with a lid.Cook for 15 minutes. Add parmesan cheese.Stir in cheese.Creamy Parmesan Garlic QuinoaServe quinoa as your favorite BBQ side.Creamy Parmesan Garlic Quinoa
Creamy Parmesan Garlic Quinoa

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Quinoa
Yield: 6 servings

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Quinoa

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Quinoa is a delicious and easy side dish, perfect for a summer cookout!


  • 1 cup truRoots Quinoa
  • 1 3/4 Swanson Chicken Broth
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. With a sieve, rinse quinoa under running cold water. Drain. Set aside.
  2. In a sauce pan, add olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped garlic. Saute until golden brown. Happens quickly!
  3. Add quinoa, let toast for about 1 minute.
  4. Add chicken broth, raise heat to high, when it comes to a boil, cover with a lid and lower heat to medium, cook until most of liquid absorbs and quinoa is soft, for about 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in grated parmesan cheese. Serve warm.

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Olga Morska

Monday 19th of April 2021

Great Recipe! thank you!

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