Baked Quinoa and Squash

Roasting butternut squash brings out a savory sweetness that also pairs classically with sage in this cheesy quinoa bake. While I'm not sure it would fly in my house, this dish could stand on its own as a main vegetarian meal. I coupled this hearty side with simple roasted chicken legs to satisfy the carnivores in my home.


1 c quinoa (I like to use Central Market/HEB brand White and Red Quinoa microwave pouch, ready in 90 seconds. This yields 2 cups of cooked quinoa)

Olive oil (I like California Olive Ranch EVOO)

4 c butternut squash, cubed (I like to buy the HEB brand that is already cubed, two small bags)

1 red onion, diced

2 T mixed herbs, minced (I like a combination of sage, thyme, and parsley)