Crock-Pot® Turkey and Herbed Quinoa Stuffing

Crock Pot Turkey

Free up your oven on Thanksgiving with these easy turkey and stuffing recipes.

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Ingredients

  • 1 – 6-7 pound turkey breast, bone-in (skinless if available), thawed
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning or 1 teaspoon each of dried oregano, basil and rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

Directions

  1. Remove skin if necessary.
  2. Coat turkey breast with olive oil.
  3. Mix seasonings in small bowl. Using a spoon, evenly coat turkey breast and press into flesh.
  4. Place in crockpot and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. 

Nutrition Information

Serves 14

Per 4-5 ounce serving
Calories:  189
Total Fat:  2 g
   Saturated Fat: 0 g
Sodium:  151 mg
Total Carbohydrate:  0 g
    Dietary Fiber:  0g
Protein:  40 g 

Herbed Quinoa Stuffing

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Information

Serves 12

Per ½ cup serving
Calories:  150
Total Fat:  5 g
    Saturated Fat:  0.5 g
Sodium:  244 mg
Total Carbohydrate:  20 g
    Dietary Fiber:  3 g
Protein:  7 g