Bacon, Mushroom and Spinach Quinoa

Bacon, Mushroom and Spinach Quinoa is the perfect weeknight meal.  Smokiness from the bacon pairs perfectly with the caramelized mushrooms and fresh spinach. This is a quick and easy meal that won’t weigh you down.

Bacon, Mushroom and Spinach Quinoa from Sassy Southern Yankee

I had this Rosemary & Olive Oil quinoa Blend in my cupboard for the last 6 months, and just didn’t know what to do with it.  Now that I’ve made this Bacon, Mushroom and Spinach Quinoa I have no idea why I waited so long.  I’m headed back to the store to stock up on more quinoa!

Ingredients for Bacon, Mushroom and Spinach Quinoa:

4.9oz Rosemary & Olive Oil Quinoa Blend (made to package directions)

4 Strips Thick Cut Bacon, diced

2 Cups Baby Organic Spinach

1 Pint Baby Bella Mushrooms, sliced

3 Cloves Garlic, minced

Salt and Pepper to taste

To get things started cook the quinoa blend according to package directions.

While the quinoa is cooking you can start the rest of the meal.  In a large skillet add the bacon; cook until just a bit of the fat releases then add in the mushrooms.  Cook over medium heat until the bacon is crisp and the mushrooms are golden and caramelized.

Bacon, Mushroom from Sassy Southern Yankee

Once the bacon and mushrooms are cooked add the fresh garlic, salt and pepper; cooking just until fragrant about a minute.

Spinach

Next add the fresh spinach and cook for an additional minute until just starting to wilt; then remove from the heat and add the cooked quinoa blend.  Toss quinoa together with all of the yummy toppings until evenly combined.

Bacon, Mushroom and Spinach Quinoa

Bacon, Mushroom and Spinach Quinoa
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Serves: 4
 
Bacon, Mushroom and Spinach Quinoa is the perfect weeknight meal. smokiness from the bacon pairs perfectly with the caramelized mushrooms and fresh spinach.
Ingredients
  • 4.9oz Rosemary & Olive Oil Quinoa Blend (made to package directions)
  • 4 Strips Thick Cut Bacon, diced
  • 2 Cups Baby Organic Spinach
  • 1 Pint Baby Bella Mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. To get things started cook the quinoa blend according to package directions.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking you can start the rest of the meal. In a large skillet add the bacon; cook until just a bit of the fat releases then add in the mushrooms. Cook over medium heat until the bacon is crisp and the mushrooms are golden and caramelized.
  3. Once the bacon and mushrooms are cooked add the fresh garlic, salt and pepper; cooking just until fragrant about a minute.
  4. Next add the fresh spinach and cook for an additional minute until just starting to wilt; then remove from the heat and add the cooked quinoa blend. Toss quinoa together with all of the yummy toppings until evenly combined.

 

 

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