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November 18, 2018

by Alyssa

The Best Quinoa Thanksgiving Recipes

The ultimate recipe round-up featuring all of the very best quinoa Thanksgiving recipes from across the internet – from salads, sides & even breakfast!

Quinoa Thanksgiving Recipes

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!


Quinoa Breakfast Recipes

Simply Perfect Quinoa Waffles from Simply Quinoa // 2. Healthy Pumpkin Quinoa Granola from Simply Quinoa // 3. Apple Pie Quinoa Breakfast Cookies from Simply Quinoa // 4. Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa from Simply Quinoa // 5. Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Simply Quinoa // 6. 90-Second Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Quinoa from Simply Quinoa // 7. Pecan Pie Quinoa Breakfast Cookies from Simply Quinoa // 8. Caramelized Butternut Squash Quinoa Breakfast Bowls from Simply Quinoa // 9. Morning Glory Quinoa Breakfast Bars from Simply Quinoa


Quinoa Side Salad Recipes

  1. Fall Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash and Apples from Simply Quinoa // 2. Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad from One Sweet Mess // 3. Roasted Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa // 4. Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad from Eating Bird Food // 5. Simple Fall Salad with Roasted Acorn Squash + Pomegranates from Simply Quinoa // 6. Winter Kale and Quinoa Salad from Eat Yourself Skinny // 7. Kale + Shredded Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa // 8. Apple Walnut Quinoa Salad from Two Peas & Their Pod // 9. Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad from Chelsea's Messy Apron


Quinoa Side Dish Recipes

Quinoa Thanksgiving Recipes

  1. Green Bean & Almond Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa // 2. Butternut Squash & Lentil Patties from Simply Quinoa // 3. Balsamic Garlic Roasted Mushrooms and Quinoa from Kristine's Kitchen // 4. 5-Ingredient Quinoa Mac and Cheese from Simply Quinoa // 5. Herbed Wild Rice & Quinoa Stuffing from Kitchen Treaty // 6. Roasted Potato + Red Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa // 7. Cranberry Quinoa Salad from Erin Lives Whole // 8. Simply Quinoa Loaded Sweet Potatoes from Simply Quinoa // 9. Easy Quinoa Stuffing from Simply Quinoa


Thanksgiving Quinoa Main Course Recipes

Quinoa Thanksgiving Recipes

  1. Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Simply Quinoa // 2. Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa Salad from Pickles & Honey // 3. Vegan Shepherd’s Pie with Whipped Sweet Potato from Simply Quinoa // 4. Thanksgiving Quinoa Bake from Domesticate Me // 5. Vegan Lentil + Quinoa Meatloaf from Simply Quinoa // 6. Apple Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash from Thyme & Love // 7. Mushroom & Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash from Simply Quinoa // 8. One-Pot Root Vegetable + Lentil Quinoa Stew from Simply Quinoa // 9. 30-Minute Roasted Broccoli Chowder from Simply Quinoa


Quinoa Dessert Recipes

Quinoa Thanksgiving Recipes

  1. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Quinoa Bread from Simply Quinoa // 2. Fudgy Salted Quinoa Brownies from Simply Quinoa // 3. Healthy Pear and Quinoa Apple Crisp from Simply Quinoa // 4. 2-Ingredient Quinoa Crust from Green Healthy Cooking // 5. Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Cinnamon-Sugar Quinoa Topping from Simply Quinoa // 6. Sweet Potato Quinoa Cinnamon Bites from Nest & Glow // 7. Slow Cooker Quinoa Apple Crisp from Simply Quinoa // 8. Dark Chocolate Quinoa Pudding from Simply Quinoa // 9. Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Breakfast Bars from 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!


Quinoa Thanksgiving Recipes

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  1. Where is the recipient for the stuffed acorn squash with pomegranates?? I see the picture…can’t find the recipient

  2. 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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