Quinoa Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Hazelnut

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Quinoa Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Hazelnut
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
248
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.

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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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
14%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
4.9%
Protein
5g
11%
Carbs
39g
13%
Vitamin A
292µg
32%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.3%
Vitamin C
8mg
13%
Vitamin E
2mg
12%
Vitamin K
6µg
8%
Calcium
50mg
5%
Fiber
6g
23%
Folate (food)
58µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
58µg
14%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
72mg
18%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.9mg
4.3%
Phosphorus
153mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
414mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.2%
Sodium
468mg
19%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.5%
Zinc
1mg
7%