Quinoa Stuffing with Apple, Sweet Potato & Hazelnuts


Yay! We all made it through Halloween…are you ready to start thinking about Thanksgiving? I sure hope so because I have been recipe testing lots of great new recipes that I can’t wait to share with you. Raise your hand if you love stuffing. OK. Great! How about a new twist on this classic holiday side dish.


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I love quinoa.


Do you love APPLES too? ©


Pair it with crispy sweet/tangy apples, a pinch of cinnamon, roasted sweet potato wedges…


Do you like Hazelnuts? We do! ©


…and crunchy hazelnuts. Are you happy now? I thought so.


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This is a great alternative for people on gluten free and grain free diets. It is also great for people like me who just happen to love quinoa.


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To make things even more pretty add some apple slices and fresh or dried cranberries.

I actually prefer the fresh cranberries even though they are crazy tart. Most folks prefer the sweet dried ones though.


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Plan accordingly & expect people other than me to pull off the tart ones.

I also have a fun breakfast/brunch quinoa bake you should try ~ it too has sweet potatoes in it Quinoa Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake.


What's your favorite APPLES recipe? ©


Have you been on the hunt for your Thanksgiving recipes yet? What unique recipes have caught your eye?


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Do you tend to stick with the traditional or play around with modern twists?


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~ Marla Meridith

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91 thoughts on “Quinoa Stuffing with Apple, Sweet Potato & Hazelnuts

  1. Do you love the tart cranberries more because of what they bring to your glorious pics ; ) I do! This is such a healthy take on a classic – and so adaptable. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful dish! I, too, love quinoa.

    In your recipe, the pinch of cinnamon was put down twice. I see in the instruction that the other ingredient should be ginger.

  3. This stuffing turned out so delicious! I made it for my friends and they all loved the twist. I also roasted some fresh cranberries along with the sweet potatoes and apples. That added a hint of tart sweetness to the mix. Thank you for the recipe!

  4. absolutely beautiful! I’m at sister’s house for Thanksgiving. I inspired to make this today as a surprise. By any chance do you have a calorie count or nutritional breakdown? Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Hi! I am thinking of making this at Thanksgiving, but I know the oven will probably be packed with other goodies. What do you think of preparing the sweet potatoes, apples and onions earlier, like the day before and then stirring them into the quinoa day of? I know I would need to heat them a bit, but… What are your thoughts?

  6. I love all of the bright colors. I would have never thought of having stuffing with quinoa. Thanks for sharing this idea.