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Slow Cooker Quinoa Tamale Casserole

Insanely healthy, slow cooker quinoa with simple, wholesome ingredients and topped with a beautiful sunny egg.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 724 kcal


  • 1 large poblano pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 large cubanelle pepper, seeded and diced (or substitute a medium red bell pepper)
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 6 yellow corn tortillas, cut into strips
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15.25 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (10 oz) can Original RO*TEL diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained (see Notes)
  • 2 (10 oz) cans enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • ½ cup Basic Cashew Ricotta see Notes
  • 6 eggs
  • olive oil, for frying the eggs
  • garnish: chopped green onion


  • Dump all the ingredients up through the cashew ricotta in a crock-pot. Heat on high 4 hours or low 6-8 hours. Stir in the cilantro and green onion.
  • Cook the eggs over easy in a nonstick pan with a little olive oil.
  • Serve the tamale quinoa in a bowl topped with a runny egg and green onion. Yields: 6-8 servings.


If serving children or anyone that can't handle heat, use Mild RO*TEL.
Basic Cashew Ricotta is my easy, non-dairy substitute for cream cheese in this recipe. If not desiring to use that, substitute cream cheese.


Calories: 724kcal (36%) | Carbohydrates: 107g (36%) | Protein: 32g (64%) | Fat: 20g (31%) | Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 185mg (62%) | Sodium: 1152mg (50%) | Potassium: 1564mg (45%) | Fiber: 20g (83%) | Sugar: 10g (11%) | Vitamin C: 23mg (28%) | Calcium: 1240mg (124%) | Iron: 6mg (33%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword slow cooker quinoa, tamale casserole, vegetarian slow cooker
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