Mushroom Fennel Quinoa Stuffing

This savory quinoa stuffing is a delicious, protein-packed, gluten-free alternative to traditional stuffing.

A wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving table, or perfect to serve any night of the week. Serve this along side a roasted chicken, turkey breast, or make it a meal by adding sauteed turkey sausage.

And just a side note, my uncle who doesn’t like quinoa was really impressed with the flavors in this dish. I think I may have converted him *smile*.

Mushroom Fennel Quinoa Stuffing
Servings: 7 • Size: 3/4 cup Points +: 3 pts • Smart Points: 3
Calories: 136 • Fat: 4 g • Carb: 21 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 5 g • Sugar: 1.5 g
Sodium: 113 mg


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed well
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth (vegetarians use veggie broth)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup fennel, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 8 oz sliced fresh mushrooms
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


Cook rinsed quinoa in broth according to package directions.

While the quinoa is cooking, in a large heavy sauté pan add olive oil to the pan, then the onion, sauté one minute. Add the fennel, celery, and carrots, salt and pepper to taste; cook about 12-15 minutes over medium heat, until vegetables are soft.

Add the mushrooms to the pan, more salt and pepper if needed and cook, stirring 5 minutes, then cook covered for 2 minutes, or until the mushrooms have released their juice and are cooked through. Add the cooked quinoa to the pan and mix well.

Makes 5 1/4 cups.