Super Food Stuffing

Super Food Stuffing (Thanksgiving Side Dish)  

Thanksgiving just isn't Thanksgiving without stuffing! This recipe combines the classic flavors of sausage stuffing with the protein power of ancient grains to pack a flavorful and nutritious punch!

Serving Size1/3 cup
Number of Servings: 8

Prep Time:  30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 c. red quinoa
  • 1/3 c. amaranth
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small red pepper, diced
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • (optional) 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 lb. turkey breakfast sausage
  • 1 large Honeycrisp apple, diced
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ tsp. ground sage


- In a pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add quinoa and amaranth, drop heat to low, and allow to cook for about 30 minutes, stirring often. Mixture is done when little white coils appear from the quinoa. (Note: there may be some liquid remaining.)

- Meanwhile, spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray, set it over medium heat and allow it to get hot.  Add onion, peppers, and mushrooms and sauté 1-2 minutes, or until softened.

- Add sausage and cook until browned, breaking up the sausage into small bits.

- Add quinoa/amaranth mixture and diced apple and stir before adding spices.

- Transfer to a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes or until stuffing appears crispy on top. 

Nutrition Information

Serving size = 1/3 cup

161 calories, 7g fat, 469mg sodium, 9g carbs, 3g sugars, 2g fiber, 16g protein

Author: Nikki Massie, Bariatric Foodie
Brought to you by:  Celebrate Vitamins