Ten Healthy Quinoa Recipes That Taste Like Comfort Food

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December 31, 2022
Andi Gleeson

Come on in to get 10 Healthy Quinoa Recipes for the new year!

Get 10 tasty, healthy quinoa recipes including muffins, buffalo chicken bowls, quinoa corn chowder, and lots more!

Hello! Tomorrow is January 1st, and that’s when we roll out the New Year’s resolutions. Pretty much every year, mine include exercising regularly and losing ten pounds. I lose interest in those goals well before the end of January and go back to my slightly chubby, sedentary life. I hate sweating and dieting, which really makes weight loss a tough job for me.

What I DO like is eating healthy without feeling like I’m eating healthy. When I can eat what seems like comfort food but is actually good for me, that recipe is a winner. We’ve all heard how good quinoa is for us since it’s packed with protein, fiber, iron, and more. Plus, it’s gluten free! Quinoa on its own isn’t particularly exciting, but you can do so much with it. That’s why I’m going to give you some examples of quinoa’s versatility in these 10 awesomely awesome quinoa recipes.

  1. BBQ Chicken Quinoa Skillet Dinner ( This was my contribution to the Healthy Recipes Series, and I’m sharing it today at Love Bakes Good Cakes!)BBQ Chicken Quinoa Skillet Dinner - written by The Weary Chef for Love Bakes Good Cakes
  2. Chocolate Chip Quinoa Muffins by Yummy Healthy EasyChocolate Chip Quinoa Muffins by Yummy Healthy Easy
  3. Caprese Quinoa Casserole by The Weary ChefCaprese Quinoa Casserole - This turkey casserole is warm, cheesy, and healthy!
  4. Quinoa Corn Chowder by The Recipe RebelQuinoa Corn Chowder by The Recipe Rebel
  5. Pesto Ranch Chicken and Quinoa by Lemons for LuluPesto Ranch Chicken and Quinoa | Lemons for Lulu
  6. Taco Quinoa Turkey Skillet by The Weary ChefTaco Quinoa Turkey Skillet Dinner - wearychef.com
  7. Chipotle Quinoa Skillet by The Grant LifeChipotle Quinoa Skillet | The Grant Life
  8. Bacon Quinoa Skillet with Garlic Lime Honey Dressing by The Midnight BakerBacon Quinoa Salad | The Midnight Baker
  9. Quinoa Meatball Pizza Cups by The Weary ChefThese gluten-free Quinoa Meatball Pizza Cups are a perfect appetizer for a party or fun family dinner!
  10. Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bowls by Lemon Tree DwellingBuffalo Chicken Quinoa Bowls | Lemon Tree Dwelling

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Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

20 comments

Sarah W
9 years ago

Thanks for a chance to win such an amazing “tool set” and for the tasty recipes, I’ll definitely be trying them out on the family!

Andi
9 years ago

Thank you, Sarah. I hope you find some new favorites!

Melanie | Melanie Makes
9 years ago

What a great collection of recipes, Andi! Can’t wait to try your BBQ Chicken Quinoa Skillet Dinner.

Andi
9 years ago

Thanks so much, Melanie!

Tina R.
9 years ago

I have never tried Quino but do have Freekeh so I may substitute! I could not get to Mary Eller Recipes on twitter, says the page does not exist. I tried to find her on facebook and go through that way but couldn’t find er there either. If there is another link, I will try again! Thank you for such an awesome giveaway! I have been wanting one of these for some time but just not in my budget right now!

Andi
9 years ago

I have never tried (or heard of) freekeh, but now I’m going to have to look it up just based on the name! The Twitter entry should be fixed now if you’d like to come back to grab that one. Good luck in the giveaway, and thanks for entering :)

Tina R.
9 years ago

Thank you for replying, I missed some entries but now I have them! The brand I have is freekehlicious and that is their web address. Loved LizA’s comment. And just how do you pronounce Quino? Kweeno? and does it taste like pillow stuffing?? I must get some now!! LOL

LizA
9 years ago

Quinoa wouldn’t get such a bad rap if it were easier for the General Public to pronounce, and didn’t look like pillow stuffing! That being said, I’ll take on all the new recipes for it that I can get my hands on —– there’s got to be at least one that my family will eat!

Andi
9 years ago

This cracked me up, Liz. I didn’t know how to pronounce it for a long time, so I just avoided saying it out loud! It is growing on me though especially since it cooks faster than brown rice. Hope you enjoyed the holidays!

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
9 years ago

So many great recipes, I don’t know where to start! I’ll have to work my way through the list! Thanks so much for being a part of the #EatHealthy15 series, Andi! :)

Andi
9 years ago

Thank YOU so much for having me!

Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
9 years ago

These all look amazing, but I have to say the Caprese Quinoa Casserole stands out to me the most (I am a sucker for anything caprese!)

Andi
9 years ago

Thanks, Kacey. Glad you like it!

Annie @Maebells
9 years ago

Oh yes!! I am always looking for new ways to cook quinoa! And who doesn’t need a great blender?! Such a good giveaway!

Andi
9 years ago

Thanks, Annie!

Liz
9 years ago

Thank you Andi and Happy New Year.

Andi
9 years ago

Thank you, Liz! Happy New Year!

nicole dz
9 years ago

maryellerecipe on twitter page doesn’t exsist, says page not found, can you tell me the correct page link please?

Andi
9 years ago

Hi, Nicole. Maybe there was a typo in the link, but I think it’s fixed now. Can you please try again? Thanks, and good luck!

nicole dz
9 years ago

Thanks!!! Got it!!

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