Sweet Potato Quinoa Stuffing (plus 2 more Recipes)

Written by Kelly, Contributing Writer

The older I get, the faster the holidays come around each year!  My boys are eagerly counting down the days until their Grandma and Papa arrive here in Florida for Thanksgiving.  It is so sweet to see the wonder of the holidays through the eyes of our children. They, of course, are also looking forward to all the treats of the season while I am trying to sneak in healthy substitutions!

Here are a few healthy side dishes for the family table this year…

Apple Pecan Acorn Squash

You can find the Apple Pecan Acorn Squash recipe here.

Garlic Green Beans & Toasted Almonds

Find the Garlic Green Beans With Toasted Almonds recipe here.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Stuffing Recipe

Sweet Potato Quinoa Stuffing

What you need:

1 C Quinoa

2 C water (or vegetable broth)

2 Sweet Potatoes

1/2 C fresh Parsley

1/2 CPecan halves

1/2 C dried Cranberries (soaked in water)


Maple Syrup

What to do:

Pour the dry Quinoa into a saucepan and heat on high briefly (1-2 minutes) to toast.  Toasting really brings out the nutty flavor of the Quinoa. Toss or stir constantly in the pan to keep from burning.  Turn heat down to medium/low and add water or broth.  Let simmer about 20 minutes or until soft.  While the Quinoa cooks, slice the Sweet Potatoes into bite size pieces and bake or grill until soft.  I use the indoor grill and cook for about 20 minutes on 350 degrees. Allow more time if baking in the oven.  In a large bowl, mix together cooked Quinoa and Sweet Potatoes, then add fresh chopped Parsley, Pecan halves and soaked cranberries.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and/or drizzle with Maple Syrup and serve warm.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Stuffing Collage

Sweet Potato Quinoa Stuffing

What is your family’s favorite holiday side dish?

About Kelly

Kelly is a busy mom homeschooling three boys with her husband. She is always hunting for ways to simplify life and make more quality time for family. She enjoys crafting and researching natural health remedies. She blogs at Eyesonthesource.com on all things Home, Health and Kids. For daily inspiration, follow her on Facebook.


  1. oooh it all looks good, especially that apple pecan squash!