This Is the Most Popular Casserole Recipe on Pinterest

(Image credit: Pinch of Yum)

True happiness resides at the intersection of the words “creamy” and “broccoli,” which is why I couldn’t be happier to call attention to this creamy chicken quinoa and broccoli casserole à la Pinch of Yum. Please indulge me while I postulate about why this casserole also happens to hold the coveted title of “Most Popular Casserole on Pinterest.” (IT HAS BEEN SAVED OVER 326,000 TIMES, PEOPLE!)

See it on Pinterest: Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole from Pinch of Yum

For one thing, this casserole contains chicken and the internet loves chicken. That’s probably because chicken is more budget-friendly than a lot of other proteins and there’s no shortage of what you can do with it on an average weeknight. The internet also loves casseroles — and we’re going to go out on a limb and say that it’s likely for a lot of the same reasons that everyone loves chicken so much. They’re fairly easy on the wallet, can be mixed and matched to your preference, and come together in one big homestyle dish.

In the same way that creamy + broccoli = happiness, chicken + casserole = viral Pinterest success. It’s simple math.

My favorite thing about this casserole is that it’s a feel-good comfort food made with real ingredients that you will have no difficulty pronouncing. Imagine me pronouncing the following (*clears throat*): chicken broth, milk, seasonings, flour, water, quinoa, bacon, chicken, Gruyere cheese, and broccoli. And you can’t say the same about a lot of other casseroles out there!

Now that we’ve figured out why this is the most popular casserole on Pinterest, here’s a new question: Will this casserole now become even more popular on Pinterest?

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

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