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21 Healthy Quinoa Recipes to Try This Fall

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

21 Healthy Quinoa Recipes to try this fall - with gluten-free + vegan options included. PLUS they're broken down by ingredient for easy shopping!

Happy Fall, my friends!

When it comes to cooking and eating quinoa, I think this is my favorite season. The autumn flavors and ingredients are the perfect pairings with this fluffy little seed. From roasted veggies, sweet squash varietals, warm spices, and toasty nuts, there's almost no end to how you can make it.

Luckily there are loads of inspiring recipes out there! And today? I'm sharing 21 of my absolute favorites.

Usually, when I share roundups like this, I break them down by the type of dish. This time it's a little different – we're focusing on the ingredient! I've got six different categories – pumpkin, butternut squash, acorn squash, sweet potato, brussels sprouts and kale – and each one of these healthy quinoa recipes is absolutely fabulous. Hopefully, you'll find some inspiration for your next meal!

 

Pumpkin

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Quinoa -- ready in just 90 SECONDS and packed with protein!

90-Second Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Quinoa
from Simply Quinoa

 

Healthy Vegetarian Quinoa Chili with Pumpkin

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Quinoa Chili
from Simply Quinoa

 

Vegan Pumpkin Cornbread made in just ONE BOWL and less than 10 ingredients!

One Bowl Vegan Pumpkin Cornbread
from Simply Quinoa

 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Quinoa Bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Quinoa Bars
from Simply Quinoa

 

Butternut Squash

Caramelized Butternut Squash and Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Caramelized Butternut Squash Quinoa Breakfast Bowls
from Simply Quinoa

 

Hearty White Bean Stew with Kale

Tuscan Kale & White Bean Stew
from Simply Quinoa

 

Butternut Squash Quinoa Risotto via simplyquinoa.com

Butternut Squash Quinoa Risotto
from Simply Quinoa

 

fall quinoa salad with roasted butternut squash and apples

Fall Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash and Apples
from Simply Quinoa

Acorn Squash

 

Mushroom & Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash with pomegranates and pecans! The perfect winter dish that is packed with plant-based goodness and super easy to prepare [vegan]

Mushroom & Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash
from Simply Quinoa

 

Acorn Squash Chickpea Quinoa

Acorn Squash Chickpea Quinoa
from Last Ingredient

 

Sweet Potato

5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Quinoa Fritters
from Simply Quinoa

 

Crockpot Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quinoa Chili | vegetarian + gluten-free | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

Crockpot Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quinoa Chili
from Simply Quinoa

 

chili roasted sweet potato and black bean quinoa salad

Chili Roasted Sweet Potato + Black Bean Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

how to make quinoa stuffed sweet potatoes

Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
from Simply Quinoa

 

Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad with pomegranates, pecans and a bright, tangy dressing!

Roasted Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

Kale + Red Quinoa Salad with roasted squash, baby brussel sprouts + a maple-tahini dressing | vegan | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

Red Quinoa Salad with Roasted Squash & Brussel Sprouts
from Simply Quinoa

 

Spiralized Butternut Squash Bowls

Spiralized Butternut Squash Bowls with Harissa Chickpeas + Quinoa
from Simply Quinoa

 

Kale + Shredded Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad with pomegranates and toasted walnuts -- quick, easy and perfect for detoxing during the holidays!Kale + Shredded Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

Kale

winter kale salad with butternut squash and lentils

Loaded Winter Kale Salad with a Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette
from Simply Quinoa

 

Winter Kale Salad with Lentils

Creamy Superfood Kale & Lentil Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

Gluten-Free & Vegan Kale Salad

Creamy Kale Salad with Smoky Tempeh Croutons
from Simply Quinoa

 

 

 

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  1. Thanks so much for including ,my quinoa black bean pumpkin soup in the round up! Love all the recipes here and it’s literally breaking my heart that I’m currently house sitting in Costa Rica and cannot find pumpkin in the stores! Otherwise I would be getting started on ALL these recipe this instant! Shared and pinned!

    • Thanks so much!! Where are you staying in Costa Rica!? That’s one of my favorite countries – I’ve been there 4 times and just went back this past July. I absolutely love it! Hope you’re having fun 🙂 (and I would totally take Costa Rica over pumpkin!)

      • House sitting for 2 months in Ojochal on the south pacific coast like 2 hrs south of Manuel Antonio. Would love to hear about your favorite spots that you went to in Costa Rica. We haven’t done much traveling around (outside of visiting Coco and Jaco on our way down from Nicaragua) but both my boyfriend’s family and my family are coming to visit so I’m trying to plan out where to spent our time! So definitely let me know where you have been!! : ))

        • We’ve been all over! One of our favorite spots was Puerto Viejo south of you near the Panamanian border. It’s a little on the young/hip side, but it’s still fun. There’s also the Osa Peninsula which is incredible – on the Pacific side as well. If you head over to the Nicoya Peninsula, you can stop in Tamarindo (which is kind of touristy) or Santa Teresa (which is really fun, big surfer/yoga community). Of course, you can’t not see Monteverde (the cloud forest) and Arenal (the volcano). Here’s a post a did about our vacation 🙂 http://www.simplyquinoa.com/gallo-pinto-with-quinoa/

          • Awesome! Thanks for sharing – just went through your other post and saw all the pics! We are house sitting right by the oso peninsula and are definitely going to visit Monteverde and Arenal but don’t think we have the time to make it to Tamarindo or Santa Teresa. Still thinking about Puerto Viejo — definitely want to see the Sloth Sanctuary!

  2. I love trying new quinoa recipes as I cook quinoa every week! Thank you so much for including my recipe!

    • Woo hoo! Love hearing this. Quinoa is a staple in my kitchen of course, but it makes me so happy when I hear that it’s a staple for others as well. Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipes – I always pin your stuff 🙂 xo

  3. Thank you smooch for sharing my recipe, Alyssa! And putting it first LOL. Just kidding. I will share on my FB page today. Beautiful healthy Fall roundup.

    • Well thank YOU for making such amazing recipes 🙂 I’ve been following you on Pinterest for quite some time and love everything that you make! And thanks for sharing on your FB page – really appreciate it! xo

      • Awe, thank you. Made my day. Not every day is full of confidence day in a life of a food blogger.:) I will try to share and pin more of your recipes!

        • I totally hear you! From the outside food blogging looks so easy, but there are definitely times when it’s challenging and my confidence dwindles too. You’re so sweet to share more of my recipes – I’ll continue to do the same for you. Have a great day!! 🙂

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