The Best Quinoa Thanksgiving Recipes

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

The Best Quinoa Thanksgiving Recipes - featuring recipes from across the internet & helping you have a healthy holiday!

Do you have your Thanksgiving all planned out? Do you know exactly what you'll bring? Yeah, me either.

Oh and then there's that whole thing about trying to stay healthy during the holidays…yeah, that. It's hard, it sucks and it generally means you'll be missing out on the good stuff. Well I hear ya loud and clear! I've totally got you covered this year.

I searched high and low for all the very best quinoa Thanksgiving recipes I could find. And I made sure they're all healthy and suitable for this year's feast. We've got everything from salads, sides, appetizers and even the morning of breakfast. Everything is Thanksgiving appropriate and everything has quinoa in it.

Now, I'm not expecting your entire Thanksgiving table to be covered in quinoa dishes (because I know mine certainly won't be), but my hope is that you are able to bring at least one healthy, gluten-free, whole-grain dish to the celebration. Why? Because I think even if you can sneak just one healthy meal onto everyone's plate, it's a step in the right direction.

So whether you're looking for an alternative to stuffing, need some inspiration for salads or just want to have something quick and easy to serve Thanksgiving morning, there is something for everyone in today's list!

The Best Quinoa Thanksgiving Recipes - Quinoa Breakfast Mornings with Pumpkin

Thanksgiving Quinoa Breakfast Recipes

1. Creamy Pumpkin Quinoa (Sugar-Free Mom)  //  2. Quinoa Pumpkin Pancakes (My Natural Family)  //  3. Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Breakfast (Once Upon a Cutting Board)  //  4. Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds (Simply Quinoa)  //  5. Pumpkin Spice Latte Quinoa Breakfast Casserole (Healthful Pursuit)  //  6. Heathy Pumpkin Quinoa Pancakes (Simply Quinoa)

The Best Quinoa Thanksgiving Recipes - Savory Fruit Quinoa Salads

Savory Fruit Quinoa Salads

1. Quinoa Salad with Apples, Cranberries, Pecans & Maple Basil Dressing (iFOODreal)  //  2. Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Cranberries (Leite's Culinaria)  //  3. Apple Harvest Quinoa Salad with Sweet Tahini Dressing (The Simple Veganista)  //  4. Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash, Cranberries & Pepitas (Two Peas & Their Pod)  //  5. Quinoa Stuffing with Apples (Family Fresh Cooking)  //  6. Quinoa Salad with Pears, Baby Spinach and Chickpeas with a Maple Dressing (Gluten-Free Goddess)  //  7. Quinoa Salad with Cranberries & Pecans (fANNEtastic food)

The Best Quinoa Thanksgiving Recipes - Squash Quinoa Salads

Quinoa Salads with Squash

1. Parmesan Pumpkin & Spinach Quinoa (iFOODreal)  //  2. Ginger Pumpkin & Quinoa Salad (My Darling Lemon Thyme)  //  3. Arugula Salad with Quinoa, Pomegranates & Roasted Squash (Simply Quinoa)  //  4. Roasted Pumpkin, Feta & Quinoa Salad (Donna Hay)  //  5. Quinoa with Caramelized Butternut Squash & Brussel Sprouts (Iowa Girl Eats)  //  6. Roasted Acorn Squash with Apples, Quinoa & Kale(Edible Perspective)  //  7. Butternut Quinoa with Cranberries & Pepitas (Daily Waffle)  //  8. Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes & Cranberries (Sweet Happy Life)  //  9. Quinoa with Pomegranate & Pistachio (Stanley Tucci / AARP)

The Best Quinoa Thanksgiving Recipes - Quinoa Stuffed Squash

Quinoa Stuffed Squash Recipes

1. Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa, Pears & Pecans (The Roasted Root)  //  2. Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa & Almonds (Marin Mama Cooks)  //  3. Roasted Delicata Squash with Quinoa Salad (Food & Wine)  //  4. Twice Baked & Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash (  //  5. Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (Simply Quinoa)  //  6. Chipotle Chicken (or Turkey!) and Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash (Simply Quinoa)

The Best Quinoa Thanksgiving Recipes - Favorite Quinoa Salads

 Roasted Butternut & Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad Recipes

1. Butternut Squash & Tart Cherry Quinoa Salad (Love & Lemons)  //  2. Quinoa, Kale & Sweet Potato Salad (Bonjon Gourmet)  //  3. Butternut Squash & Quinoa Stuffing (The Skinny Mom)  //  4. Cranberry Orange Quinoa Salad (Family Spice)  //  5. Red Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Cranberries & Pecans (Gluten-Free Goddess)  //  6. Red Quinoa & Roasted Butternut Squash Salad (Domesticate Me)  //  7. Sweet Potato, Kale & Red Quinoa Salad (Simply Quinoa)  //  8. Quinoa, Sweet Potato & Dried Cranberry Stuffing (One Ingredient Chef)  //  9. Butternut Squash Quinoa Risotto (Simply Quinoa)

The Best Quinoa Thanksgiving Recipes - Festive Quinoa Recipes

Other Festive Quinoa Recipes

1. Brussel Sprout & Quinoa Salad (Simply Quinoa)  //  2. Pumpkin & Chicken (or Turkey!) Baked Pasta (Simply Quinoa)  //  3. Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Toasted Spice Vinaigrette (Simply Quinoa)  //  4. Pumpkin Quinoa Patties (Cooking Quinoa)  //  5. Sweet Potato, Cranberry & Quinoa Power Bowl (Blissful Basil)  //  6. Pumpkin, Quinoa & Hazelnut Gnocchi (Canelle et Vanille)  //  7. Fall Quinoa Salad (POPSugar)  //  8. Red Quinoa Pilaf with Kale & Corn (Veg Kitchen)  //  9. Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Pine Nuts & Raisins (Gluten-Free Goddess)  //  10. Quinoa Stuffing Recipe (Simply Quinoa)


So…what are you bringing to this year's Thanksgiving feast? I'd love to hear, so leave me a comment below with the recipe(s) that you'd pick!

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  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to scour the internet to find these recipes! I made the Apple Harvest Quinoa Salad with Sweet Tahini Dressing (The Simple Veganista) for a Thanksgiving pot luck supper and it was a huge hit! Several guests even took extra helpings home with them! I felt like a rock star! I love your blog, your recipes, and well…..quinoa! Thanks again!!

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