Quinoa with Butternut Squash Recipe

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Elaine Published: December 29, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Quinoa with Butternut Squash

This quinoa stuffing recipe adds a healthier taste to your meal with the addition of butternut squash, cranberries, and pistachios. Colorful and flavorful.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1butternut squash,peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 1red onion,peeled and diced
  • 5garlic cloves,with peel still on
  • 1tbspvegetable oil,or canola, or any high-heat oil
  • salt and pepper
  • cupsquinoa,rinsed
  • 3cupschicken broth,vegetable broth, or water
  • orange zest,of 1 orange
  • 2cupsfresh spinach,roughly chopped
  • cupdried cranberries
  • ½cuppistachios,shelled

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss butternut squash, onion, and garlic cloves until they are evenly coated with oil. Spread then out in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Season generously with salt and pepper. Roast for 30 minutes or until soft and cooked and the edges begin to slightly brown.

  4. Remove and set aside. Discard the garlic peels.

  5. Meanwhile, stir together quinoa, broth (or water), and orange zest, and cook according to package instructions. When cooked, set aside.

  6. Add the cooked veggies, quinoa, spinach, cranberries, and pistachios to a large mixing bowl, and gently toss to combine.

  7. Season with additional salt and pepper if need be. Serve warm.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 373.47kcal
  • Fat: 11.38g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.47g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.55g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.62g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.88g
  • Fiber: 7.32g
  • Sugar: 14.22g
  • Protein: 12.71g
  • Cholesterol: 3.60mg
  • Sodium: 711.91mg
  • Calcium: 99.28mg
  • Potassium: 877.58mg
  • Iron: 3.70mg
  • Vitamin A: 494.26µg
  • Vitamin C: 23.47mg
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