Sweet Potato Bacon Quinoa Skillet Dinner

Sweet Potato Bacon Quinoa Skillet is full of vegetables, yummy bacon and a unique blend of spice.Sweet Potato Bacon Quinoa Skillet DinnerSometimes when we have people over for dinner, I make food that my own family chooses.  Other times, I cater to the guests.  For instance, when my father comes to town, I try not to make fish and I use chicken breasts instead of thighs because he doesn’t like poultry dark meat pieces.  When I have families with little children over, I tend to make kid friendly dishes like homemade macaroni and cheese.  This quinoa skillet came about when I had a group of four young ladies over for dinner.  I knew they loved vegetables and two were gluten-free like me.  Sweet Potato Bacon Quinoa Skillet Dinner

Sweet Potato Bacon Quinoa Skillet
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Ingredients
  • 1½ cups quinoa
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, roasted, peeled and cubed
  • 8 oz bacon, chopped and cooked until crispy
  • 10 frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1½ tsp Moroccan seasoning blend
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground white pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, cook the onion, bell pepper and celery in the olive oil until vegetables are soft.
  2. Add the quinoa and chicken broth, bring to a boil, cover and cook according to package directions, about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients.
  4. Heat through, stirring often so nothing sticks or burns.
Notes
You can cook the bacon first and then remove the bacon, reserving 2 Tbsp bacon grease to cook the vegetables instead of using olive oil.

5 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Bacon Quinoa Skillet Dinner

  1. I think you are going about it the right way. I always ask my guests before they come if they have any aversions (because don’t we all!?) Otherwise, if kids are coming, usually some sort of pasta dish is involved 🙂 This dish would make both parties happy, and adding bacon is just awesome!

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