15 Healthy Quinoa Recipes That’ll Leave You Satisfied

It’s funny to think that healthy quinoa recipes were once a novel find on the internet. The formerly obscure-in-mainstream-American-cooking ingredient has become a food blogger regular—not to mention a pantry staple for a lot of people.

15 Healthy Quinoa Recipes That’ll Leave You Satisfied

Frozen peas and jarred pesto help these little green patties come together easily. Serve them up alongside salad, top them with a fried egg for a unique breakfast option, or snack on them cold when you need some quick nutrition.

Peas and Pesto Quinoa Patties from A Beautiful Mess

All you need is two sheet pans to roast these veggies and quinoa to perfection. Finish the dish off with a divine balsamic-clementine dressing and toppings like sliced almonds, dried cherries, goat cheese, or whatever else satisfies your texture and flavor cravings.

Sheet Pan Quinoa Pilaf from Chelsea's Messy Apron

You can sub in frozen or canned corn, as well as whatever fresh or frozen greens you might already have.

Quinoa With Parmesan, Corn, and Spinach from SELF

Nothing beats a good chicken tortilla soup. This one uses quinoa to add some extra protein and fiber for an even more filling and nutritious meal.

Chicken and Quinoa Tortilla Soup from Damn Delicious

All the yummy flavors of an enchilada, packed into the perfect veggie vessel. Serve with some sour cream, avocado, diced tomatoes, and cilantro (if you’re into that) on top.

Enchilada Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats from Creme de la Crumb

Sweet, nutty, and crunchy, this quinoa brittle will satisfy your sweet tooth while packing in some protein and fiber. Your peanut brittle could never.

Quinoa Brittle from Minimalist Baker

No rice? No problem. If you love cauliflower fried rice, or even just regular fried rice, this quinoa version is definitely worth your time.

Quinoa Fried “Rice” from Gimme Some Oven

This sunny bowl of citrus and spice would be great with a fried egg on top. And you only need five ingredients to whip it up.

Five-Ingredient Lemon Turmeric Quinoa from Simply Quinoa

This one-pot dish melds all the savory flavors of chicken, quinoa, and mushrooms together into a juicy, filling meal. The easy cleanup almost makes it all taste even better.

One-Pot Chicken, Quinoa, Mushrooms & Spinach from Cookin Canuck

Tahini, nutritional yeast, and lemon juice make a quick and flavorful sauce for this hearty grain bowl.

Wilted Kale, Chickpea, and Quinoa Bowl With Tahini from SELF

This recipe is packed with savory, Moroccan-inspired flavors (think turmeric and cumin) and uses dried cranberries to add some chewy sweetness and sliced almonds for toasty crunch. It’s also vegan and gluten-free.

One Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad from Ambitious Kitchen

Sometimes you just need a big bowl of veggies and grains to warm and fill you up on a cold winter day. This minestrone is packed with fresh and nutritious ingredients that’ll leave you feeling satisfied.

Healthy Kale and Quinoa Minestrone Soup from Cooking Classy

Quinoa, frozen peas, and canned tuna make this lunch salad particularly protein-rich—and easy to put together on a busy day. We recommend making a bigger batch of the homemade dressing to keep on hand all week.

Green Goddess Tuna Quinoa Salad from Ambitious Kitchen

The combo of quinoa and cauliflower make for a surprisingly substantial vegan meatball. With a few subs, you can make them entirely gluten-free too.

Cauliflower Quinoa Meatballs from The Almond Eater

Who doesn’t love a good one-pan meal? According to the recipe notes, this simple skillet would probably work well with any variety of produce you happen to have in the fridge.

One-Pan Broccoli Quinoa Skillet With Parmesan and White Beans from Well Plated

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