Quinoa stuffing with butternut squash, spinach, pistachios, Brussels sprouts and cranberries

Easy Vegan Quinoa Stuffing

This easy vegan quinoa stuffing has sweet butternut squash, tangy cranberries and buttery pistachios. A flavorful way to switch up traditional stuffing!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Healthy stuffing, vegan stuffing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 270 kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


  • 4 cups diced butternut squash
  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts , cleaned and sliced in half
  • 3/4 cups finely chopped shallots
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • drizzle veggie broth or your favorite oil , for roasting
  • 5 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 2 1/2 cups  veggie broth ,  to cook quinoa (can sub water)
  • 1 cup roasted pistachios , shells removed
  • 3 cups baby spinach , measure packed
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 450 F/230 C

  2. Place squash, Brussels sprouts and shallots on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with the salt, pepper and oil or broth, and mix around well.

  3. Place 5 sprigs of rosemary over the top.

  4. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the edges of the squash are turning brown.

  5. Meanwhile, place spinach, pistachios and cranberries in a large bowl.

  6.  Rinse quinoa and place in a pot with the broth. 

  7. Place on stove top on high heat and bring to a boil (about 5-7 minutes).

  8. Once boiling, cover, turn down the heat to medium and cook an additional 12-15 minutes until the water is absorbed. Once done remove from heat and pour it over the spinach in the bowl. This will help wilt it a bit.

  9. Once the veggies are done (should be golden brown at the edges), remove them from the oven and throw away the rosemary. 

  10. Then place everything in the large bowl. Let it sit for a bit while you clean up so the spinach gets nice a wilted.

  11. Mix everything well. Serve warm or can even chill it in the refrigerator to serve cold.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Easy Vegan Quinoa Stuffing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 259mg11%
Potassium 638mg18%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 6980IU140%
Vitamin C 29.9mg36%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.