Mushroom Fennel Quinoa Stuffing

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

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

3
Freestyle Points
136
Calories
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 7 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
This savory quinoa stuffing is a delicious, protein-packed, gluten-free alternative to traditional stuffing.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 136kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Sodium: 113mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1.5g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Freestyle Points: 3
Points +: 3