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Crock Pot Pizza Quinoa - This easy Quinoa tastes like the classic comfort food but is totally guilt, and gluten free! It's a healthy, kid-friendly, weeknight meal that will please the whole family! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit

Crock Pot Pizza Quinoa

This easy Crock Pot Pizza Quinoa tastes like the classic comfort food but is totally guilt, and gluten free! It's a healthy, kid-friendly, weeknight meal that will please the whole family!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free dinners, ground beef slow cooker recipes, kid friendly meals, slow cooker quinoa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Taylor

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cup Organic pizza sauce divided + additional for servings
  • 1 Cup Quinoa * read notes
  • 1 Cup Green Bell pepper chopped
  • 1/3 Cup Turkey pepperonis halved
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • pinches Few of pepper
  • 1 1/4 Cups Reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 8 oz Raw 93% lean ground beef
  • 3/4 Cup Grated Mozzarella cheese packed + additional for garnish
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan cheese packed

Instructions

  1. Spray a 5 quart slow cooker with cooking spray and add 1 cup of the pizza sauce (saving the rest for later,) and the quinoa, green pepper, turkey pepperoni, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper inside of it, and stir together.
  2. Add in the chicken broth and stir. Finally, crumble up the ground beef and stir it into the quinoa.
  3. Set to HIGH heat and cook until the liquid is absorbed, the quinoa is tender, and the beef is cooked, about 2-3 hours. (Mine only took 2)
  4. Add in the remaining 1/4 cup of pizza sauce and the cheese and stir. Cover and cook an additional 5 minutes, so the cheese can melt.
  5. Divide the quinoa between 4 plates and drizzle with a little bit of extra pizza sauce and grated Mozzarella cheese and DEVOUR.

Recipe Notes

*I made this a few time with the "uncolored" quinoa, and it was perfect! When I had to photograph it, I only had tri-colored quinoa on hand, and it just was not as good. So please use the "uncolored" quinoa in this recipe!