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Quinoa Dressing with Mushrooms and Almonds

For a gluten free stuffing, try this Quinoa Dressing with Mushrooms and Almonds! Gluten free and a delicious and healthier holiday side dish! #Thanksgiving #recipes
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dressing, gluten free, Holiday recipes, quinoa, stuffing, Thanksgiving recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Marie


  • deep skillet with lid
  • cutting board
  • chef's knife


  • 1 c. Quinoa, toasted*
  • 1/3 c. Slivered almonds, toasted*
  • 1 c. Sliced celery
  • 2 c. Sliced fresh mushrooms
  • ¾ c. Diced onion
  • 2 c. Chicken broth, reduced sodium
  • 2 T. Olive oil
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ c. Dried cranberries (optional)
  • ¼ c. finely chopped fresh parsley (may substitute 1 Tbsp. dried parsely)
  • 1 tsp. Rubbed sage, ground
  • ¼ tsp. White pepper
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt (optional)


  • Heat olive oil in deep skillet and saute onion and celery in hot oil till tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and cook an addtional 3 to 4 minutes until tender.
  • Stir in toasted quinoa, toasted almonds, broth, cranberries, parsley, sage, and white pepper.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, or until quinoa is tender.
  • Remove from heat. Taste and add salt if desired. Fluff with fork and serve hot. May be made the day before and then reheated at 350°F until heated through, about 30 minutes.


  • *To save time on cooking day, prep the ingredients the day before. This will greatly reduce the amount of time needed to prepare the recipe.
  • *Toast quinoa in skillet over medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring or shaking occasionally. Remove when fragrant and quinoa starts to "pop".
  • *Toast almonds in small skillet over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until almonds are golden brown and fragrant. Watch closely as they can burn easily.