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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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the quinoa and water in a large, microwave-safe bowl; cover. Cook on HIGH for 20 minutes.

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  • Stir the onion, mushrooms, apples, pine nuts, raisins, garlic, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning in with the quinoa.

  • Pack lightly into uncooked turkey. Roast turkey as directed.

Nutrition Facts

164.3 calories; 6.4 g protein; 28.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 298.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2009
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/19/2012
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.:) Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2009
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. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2007
Light and Refreshing much better than bread stuffing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2010
Very Good!!!! My family really liked it! Thanks for the healthy alternative! I will definately make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/19/2012
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.:) Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
11/03/2014
haven't tried yet. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/31/2018
We made this twice and didn't like it either time. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2014
Absolutely delicious! I like a lot of flavor in my food so I will add more poultry seasoning and possibly some craisins too. Read More