One Pot Taco Casserole Recipe

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Hello Super Healthy Kids fans! You are going to love today’s One Pot Taco Casserole Recipe because full of protein and fiber, accommodates many dietary needs, and it takes a full 5 minutes (if that!) to toss together. Add the cooking time and you have a healthy meal on the table in less than 30 minutes. Every mom’s dream! We loved this just as it is with a little hot sauce and extra avocado on top and my kids dipped tortilla chips in it. The leftovers were even more delicious the next day for lunch thrown on a taco salad.

My name is Melissa and I blog over at Bless this Mess. My blog is a happy glimpse of small town life; I share lots of recipes, gardening tips, and our adventures in beginning a hobby farm (like hatching our own chicks!) and building our house. Meatless Mondays are one of my favorite meals of the week, you can see all of my favorite meatless recipes here. Enjoy!

One Pot Taco Casserole Recipe. Why do we love one-pot dinner so much? Less dishes!

I love that the quinoa cooks right in the dish, no need to have it cooked ahead of time. Just a heads up when it comes to quinoa. The package that you buy needs to say “pre-washed”. If it doesn’t, you need to rinse it yourself before using. Quinoa comes with a natural coating that makes it taste a whole lot like soap, if you haven’t rinsed it well first. I learned this the hard way, so learn from my mistake and read your package closely before ruining a whole dish.

One Pot Taco Casserole Recipe. Why do we love one-pot dinner so much? Less dishes!

You can always add a second (or third) avocado in the pot if you like because there’s no such thing as too much avocado in my book.

One Pot Taco Casserole Recipe. Why do we love one-pot dinner so much? Less dishes!

Serve this on a night when you are short on time, but want a warm meal for you family! One Pot Taco Casserole Recipe. Why do we love one-pot dinner so much? Less dishes!

One Pot Taco Casserole Recipe

One Pot Taco Casserole

4.39 from 13 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: One Pot Taco Casserole
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 1 1/4 cup casserole
Calories: 429kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 medium bell pepper, red
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 15 ounce pinto beans, canned
  • 14 1/2 ounce diced tomatoes, canned
  • 1 cup corn, canned
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/8 cup cilantro
  • 1 medium lime

Toppings

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  • Dice onion and bell pepper. Drain corn.
  • Add oil to a large skillet and heat over medium for 1-2 minutes or until it begins to shimmer. Add onion and pepper and cook approximately 5 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  • Add the quinoa, broth, beans, tomatoes, corn, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  • Cover and continue to cook for about 20 minutes over medium-high heat until the quinoa is done; stir occasionally.
  • Dice avocado and chop cilantro.
  • Remove quinoa mixture from the heat and stir in avocado, lime juice, and cilantro; salt and pepper to taste.  Top with sour cream and cheese to taste.
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Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 847mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 7g

 

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22 Comments

Wow, this was great. So delicious and so quick and easy. This is going to be one of my fall-backs for whenever I run out of ideas or time to go shopping!

Just made this recipe (it’s not actually full cooked yet! 3 minutes to go!), but from what I see so far, I have lots of liquid left right now… and I drained my corn and beans. I guess next time I’ll drain the tomatoes too, at least partially! It’s not too much liquid, but it won’t be something solid I could use as a dip for tortilla chips, that’s for sure 🙂

I love this recipe. It’s delicious, quick, easy, healthy and only uses one pot. My 4- year-old helped me make it for dinner this evening. Everyone had seconds. Thank you!

4 stars
I liked this, meat free and had good flavor. My kids didn’t love it but did eat some with sour cream added.

4 stars
6 year old Loved it. 5 year old not so much. I would change the name to bowl then casserole. Also I drained the corn and pinto beans, even though it does not say to. But over all great meatless dish.