Quinoa Stuffing

Four more days until Christmas! Are you ready?? Is your Christmas tree up? Are you done your shopping? Is your baking ready to enjoy? Is your menu planned? There’s always so much hustle and bustle around this time of year, no wonder the time flies! Thankfully, I’m all set! Minus, my baking and menu planning.. But those are the least of my worries. Those don’t require me leaving the house, or getting out of my pjs, or dealing with crowds of grouchy people. To me, that’s the fun and relaxing part. If you’re hosting Christmas and are stressing because you have vegetarians/vegans/gluten-free foodies to host, don’t fret! This quinoa is perfect for Christmas dinner, it’s simple and tastes just like real stuffing. Don’t forget to check out my Christmas page for more last minute recipe ideas! Have a merry Christmas!! 🙂



  • 2 c water
  • 1 c quinoa
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 c leek, chopped
  • 1/2 c mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 c hazelnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 c fresh cranberries
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp rosemary


  1. In a large pot, bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, add the quinoa. Reduce heat, cover the pot and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed.
  2. In a skillet or large pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, celery, carrot, leek, and mushrooms. Saute until the veggies are soft.
  3. Once the quinoa is cooked, transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the sautéed veggies, hazelnuts, cranberries, herbs, and lemon juice. Mix well
  4. Serve hot or cold



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