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Herbed Quinoa Stuffing

This non-traditional quinoa stuffing has an earthy flavor that includes tons of mushrooms, kale, and fresh herbs. 

Serves: 12 (serving= 1/2 cup)


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ½ cups uncooked quinoa
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 16 ounce container mushrooms, wiped cleaned and roughly chopped
  • 6 cups kale leaves, stems removed, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Add quinoa and 3 cups water to a medium saucepan. Bring to boil, then simmer on medium-low for 10-12 minutes or until all liquid is soaked up. 
  2. Place large skillet on medium-high heat, add oil, onions, mushrooms and kale. Put lid on and cook for 7-10 minutes (mushrooms should be semi-soft and kale wilted). Add garlic, walnuts, sage, thyme and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. In a large bowl, combine quinoa with skillet ingredients and stir well. 
  4. Once plated, top with ½ Tablespoon of parmesan cheese.