Gluten-Free Quinoa Stuffing

Thanksgiving sure has a way of sneaking up on us, doesn’t it? I can’t believe it’s next week! Although I must say, I’m pretty pumped because we’ll be spending Thanksgiving Day with Isaac’s family (per the usual) BUT we’re also attending a Friendsgiving this weekend. Double Thanksgiving = double the fun!

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Quinoa Stuffing

It just recently dawned on me that things will be a little different at the Thanksgiving table this year — I’ll probably be enjoying a bit of turkey (for the first time in 5 years) but I’ll also be avoiding gluten. Lucky for me my all-time favorite Thanksgiving side, sweet potato casserole, will be easy to make gluten-free. I’m going to use my mom’s recipe and make a healthier version. :)

As for the stuffing, that’s a different story. I’m sure gluten-free bread (like this 3 seed sprouted bread from Food for Life) would make a tasty stuffing, but I also like the idea of quinoa stuffing. Sooo, I did a little experimenting last weekend and came up with this recipe.

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Quinoa Stuffing

Let’s just say that quinoa does stuffing well! This dish has all the traditional flavors of the stuffing side dish you’re used to, just no bread and no gluten.

I’ve officially decided, there’s nothing that quinoa can’t do.

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Quinoa Stuffing

I will say that this dish is definitely for the modern Thanksgiving table. For one, I’m not sure how well this dish would work for actually stuffing a turkey. And secondly, traditional stuffing lovers (like my husband) might be a little sad if you don’t make the real deal stuffing for them as well. BUT if you’re looking for a gluten-free stuffing idea or just a unique (and healthy!) dish to serve at your Thanksgiving table this year, this is the recipe for you! Enjoy.
Quinoa Stuffing

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