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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
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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
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

  • 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.
  • Add in the chicken broth and stir. Finally, crumble up the ground beef and stir it into the quinoa.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Divide the quinoa between 4 plates and drizzle with a little bit of extra pizza sauce and grated Mozzarella cheese and DEVOUR.

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!