Italian Quinoa Skillet Meal

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I made this amazing and healthy dinner using Ragu Pasta Sauce. 

#simmeredintradition  #ragu

It took me a long time to get on the quinoa wagon.  Once I started cooking quinoa in my rice cooker, I started loving it.  I think that it’s important to use enough water when cooking quinoa.  I add 2 cups of water for every cup of quinoa.

Quinoa is much lighter than pasta.  Its filling, and you can cook quinoa with any flavor you like.   I make this quick Italian quinoa skillet meal using Ragu Pasta Sauce.  I used to eat Ragu all the time when I was in college, and I love this lower sugar option that they offer.

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I added all my favorite Italian flavors to this meal.  Spinach, prosciutto, basil, parmesan cheese, garlic and mozzarella cheese.   You can add whatever flavors you like this dish.

Italian Quinoa Skillet Dinner

Italian Quinoa Skillet Meal 


2 cups of quinoa

4 cups water

1 jar of Ragu 

1 cup of mozzarella cheese

1 cup of prosciutto

1 cup of chopped spinach

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon of dried basil

Method: Cook Quinoa by placing quinoa and water into a rice cooker of or a pot.  Add cooked quinoa to a skillet with pasta sauce, prosciutto, cheese, spinach, garlic and basil.   You can add any Italian flavors you like.   Turn on heat and mix all the flavors together for 10 minutes.  Turn off heat and serve the meal.

This was an excellent meal.  I will be using Quinoa in an Italian application again.  I love this Ragu sauce.

Italian Quinoa Skillet Meal



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  2. I usually make my own sauce, however, I am hearing Ragu has come a long way in taste. Your one skillet creation really makes me want to test out that Ragu!! I think I might just pick up a few jars at the market tomorrow.

  3. I’m such a huge quinoa fan, and I love how quick and easy this recipe is! So full of great flavors and nutrition, too!

  4. My family loves quinoa, I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  5. I love comfort food like this and the quinoa – yes please 😉

  6. I love Quinoa and this looks so delicious!

  7. Yum, this looks so delicious!

  8. Hi Kristen, great name! I think this look amazing, we have been trying recipes with quinoa and not really loved it, I will be trying your suggestions! thanks!


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