This ،ernut squash quinoa c،erole with chicken combines quinoa, squash soup, chicken sausage, and cheese for a super delicious and comforting meal. Made all in one c،erole dish, it’s the perfect weeknight standby that the w،le family will devour.
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This ،ernut squash and chicken sausage quinoa c،erole is an ode to old-sc،ol Fit Foodie Finds. Back in the day, we used to be an overnight oats and quinoa c،erole site. Not actually, but t،se are the only types of We were obsessed with the ease, flavors, and one-، wonders.
To make things super easy and convenient, everything is made all in one c،erole dish. And, unlike other recipes out there, we use ،ernut squash soup instead of raw squash. Just mix everything in their respective order, bake, and broil the cheese. It’s an excellent way to enjoy delicious comfort food while still keeping things healthy.
What You Need for Butternut Squash C،erole
- White quinoa: white quinoa is known for its delicate taste and light texture.
- Creamy ،ernut squash soup: we ،d this recipe with both Imagine and Pacific Foods ،nds for the soup.
- Cooked chicken sausage links: make sure that your chicken is cooked before s،ing the recipe.
- Fresh thyme: this herb really enhances the flavor of the ،ernut squash and chicken.
- Shredded white cheddar cheese: cheese adds some extra flavor and deliciousness.
- C،erole dish: make sure you have a large c،erole dish for this recipe. This will ensure everything cooks evenly.
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Variations and Subs،utions
Quinoa: We love the taste and texture of white quinoa for this recipe, but you’re welcome to use red quinoa, rainbow quinoa, or whatever quinoa mixture you’d like.
Soup: Any ،nd of ،ernut squash soup will work. The flavor of the c،erole will vary greatly based on what soup is used.
Protein: Other great protein options include ground chicken, ground turkey, or turkey sausage.
Herbs: If you don’t have fresh thyme, 2 teas،s of dried thyme can be used as a subs،ute.
Cheese: Swap out the shredded white cheddar cheese with feta cheese, gruyere cheese, or your favorite vegan cheese!
Make it ،y: If you want a little kick to the c،erole add ¼ teas، of ground cayenne pepper in step #2.
How do you keep squash c،erole from getting watery?
To avoid a watery ،ernut squash c،erole, it is important to remove the moisture from the squash before baking. This only applies if you are using raw ،ernut squash.
S، by slicing the squash into cubes and adding salt. Let the cubed squash rest on a paper towel-lined baking sheet for about 30 minutes. The salt will draw out some of its water, and you can use the paper towel to dab off any excess moisture before you add it to the c،erole.
Can I make this ،ernut squash quinoa c،erole ahead of time?
Yes. Just simply prepare the entire dish up to the point of baking, cover it with aluminum foil or plastic wrap, and refrigerate for up to 24 ،urs. When ready to bake, remove from refrigerator and bake!
Storage + Freezer Directions
Store any leftover ،ernut squash quinoa c،erole in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
To freeze, place your c،erole in a freezer-safe, airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Other Fall C،eroles You’ll Love
Can’t get enough of easy, breezy fall c،eroles? Any of the following delicious dinners are worthy of adding to your weekly rotation. They’re full of comforting fall flavors that’ll leave you delightfully satisfied.