Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Mushroom Garlic Quinoa Recipe

Nov 22, 2014

Mushroom Garlic Quinoa Recipe

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I am SO excited for Thanksgiving this year! My Mom's stuffing is my favorite part about the whole meal, but love the turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie too! Today's recipe is a new one to add to your Thanksgiving menu! It's hearty, earthy and super flavorful!

This Mushroom Garlic Quinoa is a new favorite at our house, My daughter picks out the mushrooms, but she empties her plate every time. This side has tons of nutrients, and is so filling. In fact, you could also use it as a meatless main dish, or even add in some chopped chicken breast for a complete meal!

Quinoa is a newer favorite of mine. I love the flavor, texture and how versatile it is! I stocked up with a few bags when I found it at Aldi a couple weeks ago. It was very reasonably priced, and it's a great food to have in your pantry for winter recipes. Keep an eye out for more recipes sometime soon!

The perfect addition to Thanksgiving dinner, or a great side for any day of the week. Add chopped chicken for a complete meal! Mushroom Garlic Quinoa from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!

Mushroom Garlic Quinoa (click here to print recipe)

What you need:
2 1/2 tablespoons butter
8 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
salt and pepper, as needed

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.

Add the mushrooms and garlic and saute for 5 minutes, until mushrooms start to get tender. Then add the carrots and quinoa, and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until heated through. Season with parsley, salt and pepper. Remove from heat and serve!

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  1. This looks and sounds wonderful Sheena! I'll definitely be trying this someday soon!

  2. Those silly kids picking out the mushrooms. Well, I did the same thing and now I can't get enough of them. Looks wonderful!

  3. Love this, Sheena! Quinoa is one of my new favorites, too, and this sounds like the perfect easy side dish. I think my son will probably do the same with the mushrooms, but hey, more for me! :)

  4. I love cooking with quinoa, and this dish looks so good with the mushrooms! I'd love to have this healthy side dish on my table!

  5. Stuffing used to be my favorite too until I found out I had a gluten allergy, this would be a wonderful substitute! Yum!!

  6. This is a great option to add in for vegetarian guests!

  7. I love quinoa, and I certainly do not make it as much as I would like. This looks delicious! :)

  8. Mushrooms AND garlic? Two of my favorites in one!

  9. Quinoa is the best! I love how good it is for you!

  10. I needed a new recipe for quinoa. And this one looks delish!

  11. I've made something similar in the past, and it's a great alternative to stuffing and it's gluten free if any guests can't do gluten!

  12. This sounds loaded with flavor! Mushrooms are always a winner in my book! yummmm

  13. I love this recipe! I've been looking for a tasty meatless protein packed dish I could add to my Thanksgiving menu for my daughter who is a vegetarian. She'll love this! Pinned, SU and sharing on FB!

  14. Love this version of quinoa. It is now on the list to try!

  15. I love mushrooms, garlic, and quinoa. So this is a fantastic combination in my book. Yum, yum, yum!

  16. What a satisfying side, love all these flavors, yum!

  17. This looks delicious. Have been wanting to find a great quinoa recipe. Pinned to try. Cathy

  18. I am still new to quinoa and on the look out for great ways to use it. This looks fantastic.

  19. Made this tonight using canned organic mushrooms and jarred garlic since that's what I had on hand. Added the canned mushrooms about 3 minutes into sautéing the garlic. Turned out a little sour due to using the canned stuff, but nothing a little seasonings couldn't fix! My husband added jalapeño to his and we omitted the parsley. So yummy!!! Thanks for sharing, we will definitely be making it again :)


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