Mushroom Fennel Quinoa Stuffing Recipe

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Zoey Duncan Modified: March 22, 2022
Mushroom Fennel Quinoa Stuffing Recipe

How To Make Mushroom Fennel Quinoa Stuffing

Prepare a delicious healthier side dish for Thanksgiving with this quinoa stuffing made with mushrooms for earthy and minty flavors that is rich in umami.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 1cupquinoa,uncooked, rinsed well
  • cupslow sodium chicken broth,for vegetarians use veggie broth
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1small onion,diced
  • ¾cupfennel,diced
  • ½cupcelery,diced
  • ½cupcarrots,diced
  • 8ozfresh mushrooms,sliced
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper,to taste


  1. Cook rinsed quinoa in broth according to package directions.

  2. While the quinoa is cooking, in a large heavy sauté pan add olive oil to the pan, then the onion, sauté for 1 minute.

  3. Add the fennel, celery, and carrots, salt, and pepper to taste; cook for about 12 to 15 minutes over medium heat, until vegetables are soft.

  4. Add the mushrooms to the pan, more salt, and pepper if needed, and cook, stirring for 5 minutes, then cook covered for 2 minutes, or until the mushrooms have released their juice and are cooked through.

  5. Add the cooked quinoa to the pan and mix well.

  6. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 134.49kcal
  • Fat: 3.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.57g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.95g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.16g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.20g
  • Fiber: 2.95g
  • Sugar: 2.01g
  • Protein: 5.86g
  • Sodium: 338.89mg
  • Calcium: 29.21mg
  • Potassium: 389.70mg
  • Iron: 1.57mg
  • Vitamin A: 79.19µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.28mg
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