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Main dishes

Salsa-Quinoa Layer Bake

Salsa-Quinoa Layer Bake recipe
photo by:kraft
Quinoa is the not-so-secret ingredient that makes this awesome salsa-layered veggie bake even more awesome.
time
prep:
20 min
total:
1 hr 25 min
servings
total:
7 servings, about 1 cup each

What You Need

2
cups  water
1
cup  quinoa, uncooked
1/2
cup  rinsed canned no-salt-added red kidney beans
2
Tbsp.  (1/4 of 1.25-oz. pkg.) TACO BELL® Taco Seasoning Mix, divided
1
 each green and yellow zucchini, cut into thin lengthwise strips
1
 red pepper, cut into thin strips
1
cup  TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Salsa
1
cup  KRAFT Mexican Style 2% Milk Finely Shredded Four Cheese

Make It

HEAT oven to 350ºF.

BRING water and quinoa to boil in saucepan on high heat; simmer on medium-low heat 15 min. or until water is absorbed. Transfer to medium bowl; cool.

ADD beans and 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning; mix well. Spread onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish; cover with zucchini and peppers. Sprinkle with remaining taco seasoning; top with salsa.

BAKE 35 min. or until heated through. Top with cheese; bake 5 min. or until melted.

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Kraft Kitchens Tips

Special Extra
Serve topped with BREAKSTONE'S FREE or KNUDSEN Fat Free Sour Cream, and chopped fresh cilantro.
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