Quinoa Stuffing with Apple, Sweet Potato & Hazelnuts

Marla Meridith

November 2, 2012



Quinoa Stuffing | Gluten Free Recipe on MarlaMeridith.com © MarlaMeridith.com

 

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? MarlaMeridith.com © MarlaMeridith.com

 

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

 

Do you like Hazelnuts? We do! MarlaMeridith.com © MarlaMeridith.com

 

…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? MarlaMeridith.com © MarlaMeridith.com

 

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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  • Rosa
    Posted at 06:15h, 02 November

    Marvelous! What colors. A real piece of art.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    • Marla
      Posted at 06:46h, 02 November

      Thanks Rosa, I love the colors this time of year!

  • Rachel Cooks
    Posted at 06:32h, 02 November

    Love this healthy twist on stuffing! Yum!

    • Marla
      Posted at 06:46h, 02 November

      Thanks Rachel!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    Posted at 07:16h, 02 November

    i am really loving all of the great texture components in this – sounds so good!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks
    Posted at 07:35h, 02 November

    DEAR. LORD. WOMAN.

  • HeatherChristo
    Posted at 08:25h, 02 November

    Wow- what a beautiful and unique twist on stuffing Marla!

  • Lucy
    Posted at 08:38h, 02 November

    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.

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:14h, 02 November

      Lucy….mayber. Just maybe 😉 Glad you like the reinvention of a classic.

  • Deliciously Organic
    Posted at 09:26h, 02 November

    What a great combination of flavors!

  • Bonnie K
    Posted at 10:47h, 02 November

    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.

    • Marla
      Posted at 14:29h, 02 November

      Hi Bonnie, thanks for pointing that out. I made the change to the ginger 🙂

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 11:23h, 02 November

    This is just gorgeous, Marla! I can see it now, on the Thanksgiving dinner table. It would be just a perfect dish!

    • Marla
      Posted at 14:25h, 02 November

      Thanks so much Averie! Do you think by the time Thanksgiving rolls around we will all be over it?! Hope not!

  • Elizabeth @Food Ramblings
    Posted at 11:33h, 02 November

    I’m recommending making this for my family this year!

    • Marla
      Posted at 14:25h, 02 November

      Awesome Elizabeth! Hope you all get to enjoy this recipe 🙂

  • Michelle @ DailyWaffle
    Posted at 11:51h, 02 November

    I love the idea of the apple and hazelnuts here! And thanks for the link love, Marla!

    • Marla
      Posted at 14:24h, 02 November

      You are so welcome Michelle! I always love to link back to great recipes like yours 🙂

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    Posted at 18:25h, 02 November

    This sounds so lovely!! What an awesome idea! (as always).

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    Posted at 06:15h, 03 November

    What beautiful, colorful photos – they just pop right off the page! 🙂 Thank you for including my recipe in your roundup. I cannot wait for Thanksgiving!

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    Posted at 08:18h, 03 November

    looks great girl! Miss you xoxoxo

  • carolinaheartstrings
    Posted at 13:52h, 03 November

    This looks so delicious. Cannot wait to make this one for the family.

  • The Healthy Apple
    Posted at 16:59h, 03 November

    Wowzers! This is my kinda dessert. Hope you are well; finally got power back after the hurricane and I am SO making this tomorrow!
    xox

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:15h, 04 November

      Yay!! So happy to hear you have your power back. We must chat this week ~ I have a project in mind for us 🙂

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  • susan
    Posted at 10:05h, 05 November

    All of my favorite ingredients in one nice little dish! Yum, Marla.

  • Jessie
    Posted at 05:15h, 07 November

    What a delicious sounding recipe for a healthy Thanksgiving stuffing. Pinning now! Thanks!

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    Posted at 12:54h, 08 November

    This stuffing is too gorgeous to eat!! Love how colorful it is — so festive!! Pinned for sure 🙂

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  • Brianna
    Posted at 08:20h, 24 November

    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!

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  • Kaitlyn
    Posted at 19:45h, 27 November

    I just made this for Thanksgiving tomorrow. It is SO good!!!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:06h, 28 November

      That is great! Thanks for sharing & Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Posted at 05:53h, 13 November

    Does this dish do well made the day before than reheated?

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    Posted at 07:33h, 24 November

    Sounds great! Can this be made a day or two ahead and then reheated on Thanksgiving?

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      Posted at 07:51h, 24 November

      The day before should be fine! Enjoy 🙂

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    Can this dish be served warm or cold?

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      Posted at 06:40h, 26 November

      I like it warmed 🙂

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    Posted at 07:06h, 27 November

    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!

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    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?

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:19h, 12 November

      I think that’s a great idea Joanna! Anything to save time & space 🙂

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  • Suzanne Holt
    Posted at 13:03h, 21 November

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

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    My grandma make almost the same recipe from years ago. I love it! 🙂

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