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Make-Ahead Chicken Bruschetta Quinoa Bake
Make-Ahead Chicken Bruschetta Quinoa Bake

Make-Ahead Chicken Bruschetta Quinoa Bake

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Cook Minutes 1 Hr 50 Min
Prep : 15 Min Cook: 1 Hr 35 Min
Save some time with this Make-Ahead Chicken Bruschetta Quinoa Bake. Made with quinoa, mozzarella cheese, chicken, pasta sauce, cream cheese, basil and fresh tomatoes, this make-ahead casserole is full of Italian flavour.
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8 Servings
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Original recipe yields 8 Servings
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1-1/4 cups quinoa, rinsed
2 cups water
2 cups Cracker Barrel Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 jar (650 mL) Classico di Campania Sweet Basil Marinara Pasta Sauce
1 tub (227 g) Philadelphia Cream Cheese Product
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil leaves
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
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Step 1
Bring quinoa and water to boil in medium saucepan; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 15 min. or until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Fluff quinoa with fork; spoon into large bowl.
Step 2
Reserve 1 cup shredded cheese for later use. Add remaining cheese to quinoa along with all remaining ingredients except tomatoes; mix lightly.
Step 3
Spoon into foil-lined 13x9-inch freezer-safe baking pan sprayed with cooking spray; top with reserved cheese. Cover with plastic wrap, then foil. Freeze up to 2 months.
WHEN READY TO SERVE:
Step 1
Heat oven to 350°F. Unwrap frozen casserole; discard plastic wrap and foil. Loosely cover casserole with additional foil. Bake 1 hour 20 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 1 hour. (Or, thaw frozen casserole overnight in refrigerator, then bake [uncovered] in preheated 350°F oven 35 to 40 min. or until heated through. Or to omit the freezing step to serve casserole right away, bake [uncovered] casserole in preheated 350°F oven 25 min. or until heated through.)
Step 2
Top with tomatoes before serving.
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Special Extra
Sprinkle with additional 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil leaves before serving.
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Substitute
Prepare using halved grape tomatoes.
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Healthful Habit
Drink at least 4 to 6 glasses of water throughout the day to keep hydrated and help control your appetite – sometimes thirst can be mistaken for hunger.
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Nutrition
Calories
320
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value
Fat 19 g
Saturated fat 9 g
45 %
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 420 mg
18 %
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fibre 2 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 18 g
Vitamin A
10 %
Vitamin C
4 %
Calcium
4 %
Iron
4 %
Servings
8 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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