Quinoa Stuffing

Serves 8.

Quinoa Stuffing

Holiday feasts just don’t seem complete without the presence of a heaping bowlful of stuffing. And while it’s tempting to reach for the store-bought boxed variety during the festive season time crunch, what’s unappetizing is the refined carbs and laundry list of mystery items that most often populate ingredient lists. After all, who ever says, “Mmm, disodium inosinate”?

This easy from-scratch version ditches the soggy white bread for much healthier quinoa and packs in plenty of satisfying herby flavour. Roasted sweet potatoes add creamy texture, and chunks of pear deliver seasonal sweetness to please a crowd. Nobody will be tempted to drown this stuffing in gravy.

Tip

Warming your pan in the oven as it preheats helps the vegetables roast as soon as they hit the hot pan to encourage better browning. (Read: yum!)

Each serving contains: 250 calories; 6 g protein; 9 g total fat (1 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 37 g total carbohydrates (7 g sugars, 6 g fibre); 218 mg sodium

Source: Scratch Batch

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