Quinoa Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Hazelnut

Quinoa Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Hazelnut
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Quinoa Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Hazelnut
Jennie-O

Quinoa Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Hazelnut

A gluten-free and paleo diet-friendly stuffing for Thanksgiving, simple enough to make as a side dish any night of the week. Recipe courtesy of Jennie-O.

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8
Servings
152
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large shallot, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 Cup quinoa
  • 1/2 Cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 Cup dried cranberries
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • Salt and black pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. On a large, rimmed baking sheet, toss the sweet potatoes, apples, shallot, and garlic with the olive oil. Roast until tender, 20 to 30 minutes.

In large saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the quinoa. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the water is absorbed, 17 to 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and fluff with a fork.

In a large bowl, combine the quinoa and roasted vegetables. Add the toasted hazelnuts, dried cranberries, lemon juice, thyme, cinnamon, ginger, and some salt and pepper.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
70µg
10%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
59mg
6%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
65mg
9%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
232mg
15%
Water
58g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Quinoa Shopping Tip

Stock up on quinoa and have it available for the days you are tired of rice or pasta. It's a great substitute for rice, beans, cereal, bulgar, or couscous.

Quinoa Cooking Tip

The general rule is to add one part quinoa to two parts liquid in a saucepan. One cup of quinoa will take about 15 minutes.