Double Cheese White Pizza Quinoa Bake have all the flavors of a pizza – parmesan, mozzarella, and cherry tomatoes – mixed with quinoa and tossed in a cheesy cream sauce for a simple & healthy white pizza makeover!
Apparently I am all about trying to consume as much pizza as possible.
Minus the whole rolling out the dough and layering on the toppings thing.
Around our house, we save dinners such as pizza and tapas, for the weekends. Not sure why, but my mind likes to think they are more ‘fun’ or ‘date night’ type dinners where a glass (or bottle) of wine would compliment dinner perfectly. And not to mention, I try to gear our weeknight dinners towards veggie and nutrient dense meals to balance out the weekends.
So say hello to balance.
Pizza + quinoa + veggies = perfect trinity in my book. And how else should we kick off another Monday than with pizza?
Nutty quinoa is cooked and fluffed. It the perfect base due to its complex flavors, yet not overpowering the other ingredients. Then a creamy and light parmesan cream sauce is made, but not any cream sauce. It is the same recipe I have used before, as in this pasta. Almond milk and cottage cheese are blended together and poured over a roux and allowed to simmer and thicken. Then salty parmesan is tossed in to create one gooey cheese sauce that is poured over the quinoa. Plump and juicy cherry tomatoes are gently mixed in and lastly, marinated mozzarella is added to provide extra cheesiness. Plus mozzarella melts wonderfully so with each bite, you will be in pure pizza, cheesy heaven.
Let’s show Monday who is boss. Enjoy some gooey, double cheese white pizza!
meal prep tips:
this white pizza quinoa bake tastes great reheated. Make a big batch, then store in individual containers to reheat throughout the week; such as for lunches and dinners.