Quinoa Mac & Cheese

28’s Home Nutrition Program (portions based on our Women’s ‘Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Eating Plan)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Servings 1


  • 1/4 cup raw quinoa rinsed
  • 1 cup broccoli chopped into small florets
  • 1 cup cauliflower chopped into small florets
  • 1/4 cup full cream milk
  • 1/3 cup tasty cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1.5 tablespoon Greek yoghurt

Ingredients to Serve:

  • 1 tablespoon tasty cheese grated


  • To begin, cook quinoa according to packet instructions.
  • Preheat the grill to medium–high (or the oven to 180°C/350ºF).
  • Meanwhile, lightly steam or blanch the broccoli and cauliflower.
  • Once quinoa is cooked, add in the milk stir over a medium heat until warmed through. Add cheese and paprika and continue to stir vigorously until the cheese has melted.
  • Remove from the heat and add yoghurt, broccoli and cauliflower.
  • Pour the mixture into a ramekin and sprinkle over the extra cheese. Grill for 3 minutes or bake for 10 minutes, until the cheese on top has melted and is starting to turn crusty and golden.

Posted by Shahna Sarpi

Shahna is a qualified nutritionist passionate about helping people live a nourished life through healthy eating and lifestyle practices. Utilising a whole foods approach to nutrition, Shahna aims to educate and inspire people to become their healthiest selves. With a love of food and being in the kitchen, she enjoys cooking up a storm and creating healthy recipes that everyone will enjoy.