Thanksgiving is a time for delicious food, and one of the best parts of the meal is the stuffing. This Quick and Easy Vegan Quinoa Stuffing recipe is packed with flavor and protein. Making it a perfect addition to any vegan Thanksgiving dinner.
This Vegan Quinoa Stuffing can be served as a side dish, and it’s sure to be a hit with the whole family. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also packed with nutritious ingredients such as quinoa, herbs, and spices. It also has a great aroma while cooking in the oven.
To make this recipe even more delicious, try it with my vegan gravy recipe, which can be found here. The combination of the quinoa stuffing and vegan gravy will elevate your vegan Thanksgiving dinner to a whole new level.
This recipe is also great for those who don’t want to wait for the holidays to enjoy their favorite comfort foods. If you have leftover quinoa, this recipe can be used to make a quick and easy side dish for any meal.
Keep in mind that if you adhere to a vegan diet, you should use vegan margarine instead of butter in this recipe. So, whether you’re looking for a delicious side dish for Thanksgiving or a quick and easy meal, this Quick and Easy Vegan Quinoa Stuffing recipe is a great choice.
How Long Does The Easy Vegan Stuffing Last?
This Easy Vegan Quinoa Stuffing recipe is a great dish to make ahead of time, as the flavors meld and intensify as it sits in the refrigerator. When stored in an airtight container, it can last for about 7 days in the refrigerator.
Reheating the stuffing is also easy, you can use the microwave or a pan on the stove. If you choose to reheat it in a pan, use a spatula or spoon to move it around. Adding a little bit of oil or water if needed, to prevent it from sticking. This method is similar to making fried rice.
Health Benefits of Quinoa
Quinoa is a nutritious and versatile grain that offers a variety of health benefits. It is packed with essential nutrients and contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory plant compounds.
One of the most significant benefits of quinoa is its high fiber content. It is higher in fiber than most grains. Making it an excellent option for those looking to increase their fiber intake. It is also gluten-free, making it suitable for those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
Another great benefit of quinoa is its protein content. It is a good source of protein, providing 8 grams per cooked cup (185 grams). This makes it a great option for vegetarians and vegans who are looking for a high-protein alternative to meat.
Quinoa is also a rich source of minerals and vitamins, such as magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, and folate. Additionally, it is low in calories and has a low glycemic index, which may help to improve blood sugar control.
Easy Vegan Stuffing
- Cast iron pan (or pan and cassarole dish)
- Cook top
- Olive oil to grease the pan
- 1 stick Celery
- 1 Onion
- 4 cloves Garlic
- 1 Bay leaf
- 1 tsp Dried Rosemary (Or few sprigs of fresh if you have them)
- 5 Sage leaves
- 1 tsp Poultry seasoning (Don’t worry there’s no poultry in it!)
- 1 tbsp Vegan butter
- 1 loaf Vegan bread (Your choice can be French, sourdough, whole wheat whatever you like!)
- 1/2 cup Walnuts (Or pecans)
- 4 cups Vegetable broth
- 1 cup Quinoa
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Add a little olive oil to a cast iron pan on medium heat
- 1 stick of chopped celery
- 1 diced onion
- 4 cloves of minced garlic
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 Tsp dried rosemary (or few sprigs of fresh if you have them)
- 5 chopped sage leaves
- 1 Tsp poultry seasoning (don’t worry there’s not poultry in it!)
- 1 Tbsp vegan butter
- Cook these on medium till soft
- While those are cooking prepare 1 cup of quinoa cooked in 2 cups vegetable broth and set aside
Back to the Stuffing
- 1 loaf of vegan bread (your choice can be French, sourdough, whole wheat whatever you like!) cut into squares
- Throw the bread into the pan then add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- Mix it up
- Cover with veg broth (about 2 cups)
- Add the cooked quinoa
- Now add salt and pepper to taste
- Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes