Spinach & Quinoa Skillet Lasagna

If your problem can’t be solved with an extra dose of marinara sauce and gooey cheese, then it’s probably a rather serious one.

Spinach & Quinoa Skillet Lasagna: super healthy and made in ONE skillet in less than 30 minutes!!

I’m a firm believer that there’s nothing that tomato sauce and tons of melty mozzarella can fix. Unless, of course, that problem where you stuff your face with so.much.cheese that you end up promising yourself that you’ll never ever ever ever touch that giant mozzarella ball again. 

Not that I know something about that. 

Spinach & Quinoa Skillet Lasagna: super healthy and made in ONE skillet in less than 30 minutes!!

Today’s problems involve packing: lots of it. I might have turned 18 recently, but my packing skills still resemble a three-year-old’s sooooo let’s say I’m in trouble; real trouble. Also, there’s this problem where my workout clothes occupy like 3/4 parts of the suitcase and having yet another serving of lasagna is doing nothing to help me.

Major bummer.

Spinach & Quinoa Skillet Lasagna: super healthy and made in ONE skillet in less than 30 minutes!!

Tomorrow’s problem, on the other hand, will involve longggggggggggg check-in queues, suckity suck airport food and a 2-3 hour-long-flight with a little brother who is more scared of planes than he is afraid of running out of greek yogurt (read: my #1 fear).

Spinach & Quinoa Skillet Lasagna: super healthy and made in ONE skillet in less than 30 minutes!!

He says he wants drugs, so I kindly offered him some spinach & quinoa skillet lasagna, which is obviously a bazillion times better than any kind of drug.

Unless you mean “greek yogurt chocolate truffles” when you say “drugs”. In that case, I’ll take both thankyouverymuch. (The truffles anf the lasagna I mean, yo. Who wants drugs when you can have chocolate?)

Spinach & Quinoa Skillet Lasagna: super healthy and made in ONE skillet in less than 30 minutes!!

Saucy, aromatic, hearty and topped with gooey fresh mozzarella, this is a lasagna to make you forget all the woes of first-time-flights. Still, the little brother said he still wants those drugs. How are we brother and sister, I don’t know.

Spinach & Quinoa Skillet Lasagna: super healthy and made in ONE skillet in less than 30 minutes!!

His problem is one that my lasagna cannot fix, but that’s mostly because he’s dumb and won’t eat marinara sauce (again: how are we family????), but for the rest of your problems, here’s tjerecipe you need.

Spinach & Quinoa Skillet Lasagna: super healthy and made in ONE skillet in less than 30 minutes!!

Made in 30 minutes in ONE SKILLET (did I hear no dishes to do??), healthy, protein & iron packed and very delicious. I went for a vegetarian version, but you could easily throw in whatever extras you fancy <<< that’s how magical this lasagna is.

Spinach & Quinoa Skillet Lasagna: super healthy and made in ONE skillet in less than 30 minutes!!

Simple ingredients, simple steps and dinner is on the table in way less than an hour. Win win for dins dins? I’d say yes!

Spinach & Quinoa Skillet Lasagna: super healthy and made in ONE skillet in less than 30 minutes!!


Spinach & Quinoa Skillet Lasagna
Serves 4
Saucy, aromatic, cheesy and oh, so delicious that you wouldn't believe this is made in ONE skillet in 20 minutes and it's HEALTHY!
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  1. 150 grams dry quinoa
  2. 300 grams water
  3. 200 grams fresh spinach
  4. 500 grams tomato sauce
  5. 1/2 garlic powder
  6. 1/2 tbsp. dried oregano
  7. 1/4 tbsp. dried rosemary
  8. 1/8 tbsp. black pepper
  9. 125 grams fresh mozzarella
  10. 30 grams parmesan cheese
  11. salt to taste
  1. Rinse quinoa or else it will taste bitter and ruin your lasagna.
  2. Bring water to a boil in your pan.
  3. Add in quinoa, remove pan from heat and let quinoa sit for 15 minutes.
  4. Stir with a fork until fluffy.
  5. Bring pan back to heat and add in spinach.
  6. Cook until liquid has evaporated.
  7. Add tomato sauce, spices and salt if using and stir to mix.
  8. Add in parmesan and stir again.
  9. Top with fresh mozzarella slices and heat until gooey.
  10. For a crispy topping, put pan under the broiler for a couple of minutes.
  1. You may add in extra veggies (zucchini, eggplant , red pepper, mushrooms all work well).
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So as you probably have guessed after reading this post, I’m going on holiday today/tomorrow (depends on when you’re reading this, maybe I’m already back home haha) so you won’t see me around as often. But fear not, (or DO fear if you dislike my Jon Snow / oatmeal appreciation posts because that’s all I talk about lately but hey I guess we all have our obsessions right?) because I have loooooooots of posts ready for you and I might even do a trip recap with all the good food I’ll be eating (read: potatoes) (read, the sequel: and fro-yo).

Hope you all enjoying your summer, I’ll make sure I enjoy this trip to Ireland and EAT ALL THE ICE-CREAM YEEEEEES!



  • Reply tohercore August 4, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Quinoa lasagna is great! And in a skillet? Even better! I agree with you – much better than drugs 🙂 Enjoy your holiday my dear x

  • Reply Alyssa @ My Sequined Life August 4, 2014 at 3:05 am

    I would like to eat this skillet lasagna every day, please. SO GOOD! Gooey mozz is one of my favorite things ever. Along with one pot meals! The fewer dishes, the better! 🙂 Have an amazing vacation, friend!!

  • Reply Tiff | TiffanyBee.com August 4, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Ummmm this is amazing!!! I’m not sure where you’re going, but I hope you have a safe trip & can successfully get everything packed!! This meal looks so great, I might have to just try it out for myself next week. 🙂 The pictures look so beautiful & I’m glad you went a vegetarian route because quinoa is such a great seed to use! Yah, it’s a seed! Wonderful wonderful, Conseulo! 🙂

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon August 4, 2014 at 10:43 am

    I once ate an entire tub of bocconcini in a day and swore never to eat it again…it didn’t last long though! This looks so amazingly delicious I want to eat the whole pan! Good luck with packing!

  • Reply shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com August 4, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Wait – your brother doesn’t like marinara?! why?! how?! Well, I will gladly eat his plate of this spinach quinoa lasagna! And wash it down with some of those greek yogurt chocolate truffles!
    I hope he did well on y’alls flight – and I hope you have a wonderful vacay!

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven August 4, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    hope you have a fab vacation!! Enjoy the rest and relaxation, gorgeous 🙂

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens August 4, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I love every single thing about this! The quinoa … the gooey mozzarella … the just-one-pan-easy-peasy-clean-up!!! Absolutely going on my must-make-soon list! (And pinning, of course!) I hope you and your brother have an awesome trip! I bet as soon as he was settled on the plane and realized how cool it was (hope he had a window seat!!), he was happy as can be! Can’t wait to hear all about it! 😀

  • Reply Michelle August 4, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Love, love, love, the idea of quinoa lasagna!! I usually make the standard noodle version, but can’t wait to try this. Most fortunate I have a huge bag of quinoa in the pantry.

    Safe and fun trip!

  • Reply Trisha (Stew or a Story) August 4, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    This is gorgeous! I’ve got tons of fresh tomatoes from my garden, so I’ve been making lots of homemade tomato sauce. I love this healthy alternative to regular old pasta! Will be trying this, for sure!

  • Reply Kristi August 4, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    As usual – you made me laugh. Oh, and hungry. You made me very, very hungry! Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen August 4, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    This skillet lasagna looks amazing and so quick and easy! Hope you have a wonderful vacation Consuelo!

  • Reply Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice August 4, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    What a beautiful dish, Consuelo! I love finding new ways to use quinoa, and I’m in awe of this lasagna. Can’t wait to try this out!

  • Reply Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic August 4, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    One skillet recipes are the best!~ Good luck flying with your brother!

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane August 5, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Consuelo, what an amazing idea! I reckon your photos have really captured how delicious this is. The browned cheese on the top is calling my name!
    Have a great trip. Where are you off to?

  • Reply Joanne August 5, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    “who wants drugs when you can have chocolate” – that is basically my life motto! Also – ALL THE CHEESE AND MARINARA. That’s how I roll. This is amazing!

  • Reply whiskandshout August 5, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    This looks amazing! Your writing never fails to make me smile 🙂

  • Reply Jess @ whatjessicabakednext August 5, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    This looks amazing, Consuelo! I’m definitely going to be giving the recipe a go- you can’t go wrong with mozzarella and marinara! 🙂 x

  • Reply Ashley August 5, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Cheese makes everything better!! This looks amazing!

    Have so so much fun on your trip!

  • Reply Judit + Corina @ Glamorous Bite August 5, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Consuelo, this is one brilliant idea! Love everything what you added to this delicius skillet! Have a wonderful vacation!

  • Reply Monet August 6, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Yes. Tomatoes and cheese can cure most ills. This looks incredible!

  • Reply theprettybee August 6, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    This looks amazing! I love quinoa so much, and this looks like a delicious dinner!

  • Reply Sara {Home is Where The Cookies Are} August 6, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Oh, I too agree! Cheese fixes everything!! And I love the ease of skillet lasagna!

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments August 6, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I love cheesy quinoa, and the spinach is such a great way to squeeze in some veggies. Delicious dish, Consuelo!

  • Reply Layla @ Brunch Time Baker August 6, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    cheese!! I can eat it on anything and everything! this looks super healthy and delicious 😀

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes August 6, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    it’s like you’re inside my brain and you know I’m on the CRAZIEST quinoa + cheese kick right now and cannot. be. STOPPED. lol you rock Consuelo, this looks amaze!

  • Reply Vicky and Ruth / May I Have That Recipe? August 6, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I’m with you. Everything is better with marinara en cheese :-). Have an awesome vacation!

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor August 7, 2014 at 2:05 am

    I totally agree – tomato sauce and mozzarella can solve so many problems in the kitchen! Love that you used quinoa in this skillet lasagna!

  • Reply Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner August 7, 2014 at 4:26 am

    I love this dish – it looks so fresh and the ingredients are perfect!!

  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou August 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Did you just said quinoa and lasagna???? OKAY, I’m in! 😉

  • Reply danguole August 7, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Aww, poor little guy! He’s lucky to have a big sister who knows how to fix these things, i.e. with tons and tons of mozzarella.

    I’m seriously SO hungry now.

  • Reply Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods August 8, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Doesn’t like marinara sauce? unbelievable! Haha I love love marinara sauce and this lasagna looks so delicious! I know what I’m having for dinner!

  • Reply Monica August 9, 2014 at 4:41 am

    I love this dish, Consuelo! I wish I could dive right in. The quinoa is such a great idea and the fact that it’s so quick and done in one skillet is the best.

  • Reply Samina | The Cupcake Confession August 9, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Firstly, this lasagna is looking INCREDDDDDDDDIBLE Consuelo! I love love looooooovveeee tomato and cheese, I am how can anybody NOT!!!! 😮 And secondly, I hope you are having an AAHHHH-MAAAAY-ZINGGGGG time in Ireland! Can’t wait for you to post more about it !!!! <3

  • Reply foodrecipeshq August 9, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    A lasagna with Quinoa instead of pasta. I’m on board! Enjoy Ireland!

  • Reply Elizabeth August 11, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Yum, so many of my favorite things in one dish! And did someone say ready in 30 minutes? Helloooo, perfect dinner! Hope you’re having an amazing time in Ireland!

  • Reply rubyredapron August 13, 2014 at 7:10 am

    This lasagna looks so goooooood! All that sauce and cheese! Yum! This would definitely solve all my problems.

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life August 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    He doesn’t like marinara? I will come eat his serving pleaseandthankyou! Wishing you the best on your flight – airports are stressful, but food always helps. Haha, I agree, there are few problems lasagna can’t fix. Especially with quinoa involved!

  • Reply the new austerity August 18, 2014 at 4:21 am

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  • Reply Amy August 18, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    I’m so with you regarding tomato sauce and melty cheese! Love that you subbed quinoa for the noodles…a healthier and much easier version of lasagna 🙂

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen August 19, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Somehow my comment got lost, so I’m sending it again!

    As usual – you made me laugh. Oh, and hungry. You made me very, very hungry! Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

  • Reply Kelly August 23, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Haha cheese definitely fixes everything – I love that you used quinoa in here in this skillet lasagna. This looks incredible 🙂

  • Reply Sofía August 27, 2014 at 2:07 am

    Que delicia!!!!

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