One Pan Mexican Quinoa Dinner is easy and delicious. All those taco flavors in one pan. Delicious! Forever Fit, Nancy

This Mexican quinoa skillet dinner is vegetarian, gluten free and delicious! It's made in one pan and be made with all fresh ingredients or use your leftovers! Makes a quick dinner or appetizer. Makes 4 servings


2 tsp oil

1 medium, peeled and chopped onion

2 cloves minced garlic

1 cup cooked or previously frozen corn 

1 bell pepper, chopped

2/3 cup uncooked quinoa 

1/2 cup vegetable stock

Sea Salt and pepper to taste 

1 tsp ground cumin

1/2 cup salsa or taco sauce

1 cup shredded cheese

Optional: jalapenos (sliced)

Chopped fresh cilantro to garnish 

For serving – add tortilla chips, avocado and/or sour cream


  1. Heat a large oven safe skillet on medium to medium high. Add 1 tbsp oil and Sauté the onion on medium high heat until translucent, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add minced garlic during the final minute of cook time.
  3. Optional: stir in ground beef unless its plant based
  4. Next, stir in the corn and veggies and continue to sauté  for another 5 minutes, or until veggies are softened. 
  5. Optional: Stir in plant based protein
  6. Mix in the cooked quinoa, broth, salt, pepper and cumin.
  7. Stir in the taco sauce or salsa, cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until spices and sauces are absorbed and veggies are cooked.
  8. Lastly, add your optional shredded cheese and mix together.
  9. Cook on medium low heat until melted, stirring occasionally.
  10. For extra crispy cheesy, add more cheese on top and place under broiler in oven for 1 minute.
  11. Top with cilantro to garnish.
  12. Serve with tortilla chips and avocado or sour cream if desired. Enjoy!

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