Hidden Spinach Quinoa Sloppy Joe Casserole

Enjoy this Hidden Spinach Quinoa Sloppy Joe Casserole and bask in the comfort of the ultimate winter dish for the whole family to enjoy.

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Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 35 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 1 bag Success® White Rice
  • 2 Tbsps olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tsps chili powder
  • ½ tsp salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tbsps parsley, finely chopped


  • Topped with ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese, this healthy Hidden Spinach Quinoa Sloppy Joe Casserole is our take on a sloppy Joe. Sure to please the whole family, it’s the kind of winter dish that will become a weekly winter tradition.

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare quinoa and rice together according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet set over medium heat; cook onion for about 3 minutes or until golden. Stir in beef, garlic, chili powder, salt, and pepper; cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until beef starts to brown.

    Step 3

  • Stir in spinach and tomato sauce; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Stir in quinoa and rice.

    Step 4

  • Spoon into 9-inch square casserole dish; sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbly. Sprinkle with parsley.

Comfort food, In the Bag

Our Spinach Quinoa Sloppy Joe Casserole recipe is making strides in the comfort food department. Complete with lean ground beef and savory spices, it’s base is a tasty, warm mixture with tons of fresh baby spinach, tomato sauce, and melted mozzarella cheese.

From skillet to casserole, this recipe starts by searing lean beef with minced garlic, chili powder, salt, and pepper. You’ll then add the remaining ingredients, including your pre-cooked rice and quinoa, and simmer them down until incorporated.

After, spoon these ingredients into a nine-inch square casserole dish and top it with one cup of mozzarella cheese. Once your dish is set, you can sit back and let your oven do the rest.

Bake this dish in the oven for about 15 minutes, then top it with parsley, and voilà – you’ve got the perfect wholesome casserole for the whole family!

Options Galore

Substitute Cheddar or Swiss for mozzarella cheese if desired.

Substitute turkey, pork or chicken for ground beef if desired. For a vegetarian option, use a medley of canned beans.