Light Cheeseburger Quinoa Skillet is a healthy dinner idea loaded with nutritious quinoa, lean meat and packed with bold cheeseburger flavor! This easy skillet dinner gives you all of the delicious flavors of a cheeseburger in a guilt-free and protein packed meal.
Dinners like this are just what I need these days with life being a bit chaotic. I haven’t had a chance to cook a lot of dinners the last couple weeks, but when I have, they needed to be easy, tasty and healthy. This skillet fit the bill!
Apart from a few good dinners that I enjoyed leftovers for a few days, I have been eating a lot of Subway and convenience meals this week with the move. These types of foods can get really old, really fast, but I do have to say, I tried the new Subway Turkey Italiano tonight after volleyball and I AM IN LOVE! Seriously, so much better than a plain old turkey sandwich.
But of course not as good as this steamy hot, homemade, cheesy quinoa goodness… 🙂
Our moving process is already in motion, but we are getting down to the wire with things getting finished up around the house. We literally had four different crews at our house today. An electrician, a carpenter, a flooring installer and furniture deliverymen. While our house is pretty big, it was a zoo with that many men trying to get their work done!
I am so beyond excited to get moved in this Saturday. Our house has really come together nicely and it is everything I had dreamed of and even more! I can’t wait to share lots of before and afters with pictures galore here when it is all finished up.
Light Cheeseburger Quinoa Skillet
Light Cheeseburger Quinoa Skillet is a healthy dinner idea loaded with nutritious quinoa, lean meat and packed with bold cheeseburger flavor! #Healthy #Cheeseburger #Light #Dinner #Skillet
- 1/2 lb. 99% lean ground turkey
- 1/2 lb. 96% lean ground beef
- 1 Tbsp. seasoning salt
- 1 c. diced onions
- 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes
- 1 1/2 c. low-sodium spicy V8 vegetable juice
- 1 1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 c. quinoa, uncooked
- 1 c. reduced fat shredded cheddar
- 1/4 c. dill hamburger pickles, roughly chopped
- In a deep skillet over medium-high heat, cook meat, onion and seasoning salt for 5-6 minutes until meat is browned. Remove meat mixture from the pan and add broth, juice and quinoa. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the meat mixture and diced tomatoes to the quinoa and cook covered for an additional 10-15 minutes or until quinoa is sprouted. Top with cheese and pickles, cover and cook for an 3-5 minutes until the cheese is melted.
- Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 567Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 1289mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 6gSugar: 5gProtein: 43g
Provided nutrition data is only an estimate. If you are tracking these nutrients for medical purposes, please consult an outside, trusted source.
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Diann Bullock says
Made this for the first time and took it to a pot luck retirement dinner. Everyone loved it!
Danielle Green says
Glad it was a hit!
This looks fantastic, and I’m definitely on board with easy dinners! I love the pickles in this.
Amallia @DesireToEat says
mmm yummy quinoa recipe. Thanks for sharing:-).