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Stovetop Cheesy Quinoa
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Stovetop Cheesy Quinoa (Gluten Free, Easy)

This Stovetop Cheesy Quinoa is creamy, cheesy and delicious. A great addition to any meal or even good served alone. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Side, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free
Servings: 6
Author: Stephanie


  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch (non-gmo)
  • 1 cup half & half cream
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt full fat
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 ounces monterey jack cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Cook quinoa according to package directions making sure to rinse thoroughly before cooking.
  • Meanwhile on stovetop over medium heat melt butter, then add cornstarch, garlic powder, onion powder and dried mustard.
  • Stir until roux is formed.
  • Add half & half, and greek yogurt and continue to stir until starting to thicken about 4-6 minutes.
  • Once it's thickened up turn heat off and add shredded cheese.
  • Stir till melted and taste for salt & pepper.
  • Add cooked quinoa and stir till combined.


Can be re-heated in the oven at 250 degrees for about 10 minutes or until creamy and warm.