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Quinoa Turkey Stuffing Recipe
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Quinoa Turkey Stuffing

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"Quinoa, a delicious and nutritious whole grain, is used to make a light and tasty turkey stuffing. I prefer to bake this stuffing in the bird, but it can be baked separately in another baking dish and basted with the turkey juice."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 20 mins


  1. Place the quinoa and water in a large, microwave-safe bowl; cover. Cook on HIGH for 20 minutes.
  2. Stir the onion, mushrooms, apples, pine nuts, raisins, garlic, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning in with the quinoa.
  3. Pack lightly into uncooked turkey. Roast turkey as directed.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 14, 2009

Tried this as a wheat-free stuffing. I just ate my second serving. It has great flavor. Though it isn't like normal stuffing it is a great side that is light and nutritious. I made two changes- craisins instead of raisins and I added some butter b/c it is stuffing. I am excited to try the batch that comes out of the bird. One batch makes enough to fit in a smaller bird plus a 9 by 9 pan.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 19, 2012

This was pretty good, but it had a flavor that I don't like, I think it was the apple; I used one small granny smith apple because I wasn't sure if I would like it, and I'm glad I didn't use more. I cooked this entirely in the stove top. First, I sauteed all of the veggies briefly (I also added a small stalk of celery). I think I chopped the mushrooms too big, next time I would chop finely. I used pumpkin seeds instead of pine nuts, and I did half raisin/half dried cranberry. I used veggie broth instead of water. With some modifications, I would serve this at Thanksgiving alongside a Tofurkey. :)

Dec 02, 2007

Light and Refreshing, much better than bread stuffing

Nov 05, 2011

This recipe is delicious. Like another reviewer, I cooked the quinoa in chicken broth. I combined all the ingredients, cooked it in the crock pot and served it as a side dish with some chicken. I would definitely make this again.

Nov 02, 2010

Very Good!!!! My family really liked it! Thanks for the healthy alternative! I will definately make it again!

Nov 26, 2011

As I wasn't roasting a turkey, I cooked the quinoa in chicken stock, then added the other ingredients (omitted the salt because of all the salt in the stock) and just microwaved it for an extra 5 minutes or so. Tastes great! Can't believe how healthy it is, and would happily serve this to guests.

Nov 03, 2014

haven't tried yet.

Nov 05, 2014

Absolutely delicious! I like a lot of flavor in my food so I will add more poultry seasoning and possibly some craisins, too.


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  • Calories
  • 164 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 6.4 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 299 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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