Lamb and Quinoa Casserole

Lamb and Quinoa Casserole

Quinoa can be an intimidating ingredient if you’re not used to it – but we’ve made it easy to incorporate this amazing grain into your meal plan with this Lamb and Quinoa Casserole recipe. Slow cooking the lamb in a flavorful broth with lots of herbs leaves you with a rustic, savory dish and perfectly tender meat. This recipe is great as a lunch or light dinnertime dish.
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Course: Dinner
Keywords: bake, casserole, lamb, quinoa, rustic, stew
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 545kcal


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini, finely chopped
  • 2 medium stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 24 ounces lamb shanks, or lamb chops, pieces to equal total weight
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, low sodium
  • 4 sprigs parsley, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp thyme, fresh


  • Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).
  • In a large frying pan, over medium heat, add in 2 Tbsp (30mL) of the oil. When the oil is hot enough, add in onions and garlic. Fry until the onions are translucent then add the vegetables. Cook until vegetables are light golden in color.
  • Add the quinoa, stirring constantly until golden brown. Transfer into a large saucepan.
  • In a large pan, brown the lamb and add it to the casserole dish.
  • Pour in the broth and add the herbs. If necessary, add more liquid to cover the quinoa .
  • Bake for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  • When you are finished, the quinoa should be just moist and the meat should be tender.



Made for the following conditions:
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol


Calories: 545kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 1098mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 486IU | Vitamin B1: 1mg | Vitamin B2: 1mg | Vitamin B3: 6mg | Vitamin B5: 1mg | Vitamin B6: 1mg | Vitamin B12: 2µg | Vitamin C: 36mg | Vitamin E: 4mg | Vitamin K: 28µg | Calcium: 101mg | Copper: 1mg | Folate: 212µg | Iron: 7mg | Manganese: 2mg | Magnesium: 218mg | Phosphorus: 597mg | Selenium: 25µg | Zinc: 7mg