In this recipe, our Quinoa and Ancient Grain Blend puts a modern twist on traditional holiday stuffing. Although flavored with familiar seasonings such as rubbed sage and whole leaf savory, this stuffing forgoes the bread in favor of gluten-free, nutrient-packed ancient grains including quinoa, millet, kaniwa, amaranth and teff.

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 75 min

Total time: 80 min

Quinoa and Ancient Grain Sage Sausage Stuffing
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods

Ingredients

Makes 8 servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease inside of 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish; set aside.

  2. Combine Quinoa and Ancient Grain Blend with stock in large saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes, until grains are cooked through. Let stand for 5 minutes off of heat, and fluff with fork.

  3. While grains cook, heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Add sausage, breaking up with spoon, and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown.

  4. Add apples, currants, savory, rubbed sage, salt, black pepper and 1/4 cup water. Cook, stirring, until apples soften, about 10 minutes. Stir in cooked grains, tossing to evenly incorporate all ingredients.

  5. Transfer stuffing to prepared baking dish. Cover with foil, transfer to oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil, and bake additional 10 minutes, until lightly browned on top.