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Quinoa With Roasted Butternut Squash

A Reader Recipe: Butternut Squash Quinotto

This recipe for quinoa with roasted butternut squash was shared by reader prepel in our Healthy Recipe community group. Anyone up for making this for Thanksgiving?

I made risotto using quinoa, so is it called quinotto then? It sounds cool so I'll call it that! This is probably the tastiest dish I have ever made, especially for the first time making it and not having a recipe to follow, so I had to share it right away! It only took about 35 minutes to make . . . definitely something I will be making again, and for you who live in America — maybe you could use this recipe on Thanksgiving if you're worried about calories and fat!

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Butternut Squash Quinotto

Butternut Squash Quinotto

Butternut Squash Quinotto


  1. 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  2. 500 grams butternut squash, peeled, cubed
  3. 1 small carrot
  4. 5 mushrooms
  5. 2 garlic cloves
  6. 1 small onion
  7. 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock, low sodium
  8. a few parsley leaves, chopped
  9. 2 tbsp olive oil


Preheat oven to 350 °F.

Put butternut squash in a bowl and add 1 tbsp olive oil and chopped parsley. Mix so the cubes are coated. Put in foil, but don't cover and roast in oven for 30 minutes.

Cook quinoa according to instructions.

Chop onion, garlic, and parsley, grate carrot, and slice mushrooms (I used an egg slicer). Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pot, and add garlic and the onion. After one minute, add mushrooms, parsley and 1/2 cup stock. Cover.

Check on squash, mix it around so all the sides roast. Now check on quinoa (multitasking saves a lot of time!), if cooked remove from heat. Mix the carrot into it and let stand.

The mushrooms should be done after about 5-7 minutes, add quinoa and the rest of the stock to this. Mix around. Then add squash and gently mix with a wooden spoon, so you don't squish the squash. Place in a nice dish, and serve!

zc zc 6 years
I made this last night...was devine! Will definitely be making it again!
prepel prepel 6 years
Try tofu, chickpeas, lentils, or other beans to add more fibre and protein! :)
prepel prepel 6 years
Thank you! I think you could add just about anything to it, and celery would add a delicious crunch to the dish so give it a try!
Tash37 Tash37 6 years
I can't wait to try this recipe! I thought about mixing butternut squash with quinoa, and this recipe is just the sort of recipe I've been searching for. It looks really tasty and super healthy!
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