Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa Bake


I have been sharing a LOT of desserts lately. It is Christmas time after all but I figured I should probably throw something in there that’s actually good for you to balance out all the sweets I’ve been sharing. This Slow Cooker Quinoa Enchilada Casserole is incredible easy to prepare and it tastes amazingly delicious!

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If you’ve ever made these Quinoa Tacos I shared last year then this slow cooker meal will taste very similar to you.

You get all the Tex Mex flavors paired with nutritious quinoa and protein packed black and pinto beans.

This is a perfectly hearty and filling meal and it’s so flavorful you wouldn’t believe it was vegetarian! You won’t miss the meat in the slightest.

This is a healthy meal your whole family can agree on and you will love the ease of prep. Do you still have holiday errands to run (I know I have my share)?

Or do you have lots of little things you need to catch up on around the house that seem never ending? Well this slow cooker meal will definitely help you out!


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Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa Bake

5 from 10 votes

This easy and delicious slow cooker Enchilada quinoa bake is not only healthy but packed full of flavor.

Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped yellow onion (1 medium)
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped red bell pepper (1 medium)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups dry quinoa
  • 2 1/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar or monterey jack, or Mexican blend cheese

For serving

  • Diced avocados , diced Roma tomatoes, chopped cilantro, lime wedges, chopped green onions (optional)


  1. Heat canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper and saute 3 minutes. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds longer. Pour mixture into a slow cooker.
  2. Stir in quinoa, vegetable broth, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder and cumin and season wtih salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH heat about 2 hours 45 minutes - 3 hours 15 minutes (cook time can vary because all slow cookers cook a little differently so just keep an eye on it near the end to make sure it's neither getting soggy or drying out near the edges).
  4. Add corn, black beans and pinto beans and toss mixture. Even top then sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook until heated through and cheese has melted about 10 - 15 minutes longer. Serve warm with desired toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 519 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 1218mg 51%
Potassium 1295mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 74g 25%
Dietary Fiber 16g 64%
Sugars 9g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 50.9%
Vitamin C 68.9%
Calcium 33.4%
Iron 38.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: enchilada bake, slow cooker dinner
Calories: 519 kcal
Author: Jaclyn
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  • Paula: Have made this 3 times already this winter. I like to throw in a fresh diced jalepeno and I add tho corn and beans in at the beginning. I just add the cheese last 20 minutes March 15, 2019 at 12:18pm Reply

  • Danielle: Does this recipe take diced tomatoes with green chilies? I see it listed but not added. February 20, 2019 at 11:30am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes. February 20, 2019 at 4:27pm Reply

  • Deb: Winning combination-delicious and healthy. Made it tonight and have already shared the recipe. Thanks! January 29, 2019 at 6:08pm Reply

    • Linda: If I wanted to add some ground turkey would I put it in with the rest of the ingredients or after it’s cooked? July 14, 2019 at 8:36am Reply

      • Jaclyn: Ground turkey can get a little mealy and dry if overcooked so I’d try adding it cooked at the end. July 16, 2019 at 8:28am Reply

  • June: Delicious! I like the texture. Simple to make. I will make this again and again. January 21, 2019 at 11:47am Reply

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