Black & White Quinoa Dressing

Number of Servings: 14 (72 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 45 min.
Black & White Quinoa Dressing

Dress up your dressing during the holidays with this lovely whole-grain dish packed with butternut squash and pecans! The rich array of autumnal flavors will pair perfectly with your favorite celebratory main course, providing a filling option that will tempt your omnivore friends and delight your vegetarian guests.


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • ¾ cup black quinoa
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • ¾ lb. butternut squash, diced
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh sage


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. While quinoa cooks, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet. Sauté the squash, stirring often, until it is tender and lightly browned (15-20 minutes).
  3. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a bowl. Turn the heat down to medium and add the remaining oil and the onion. Cook, stirring often, until the onion begins to soften (4-5 minutes).
  4. Add celery and thyme. Cook, stirring often, until celery is just tender (3-4 minutes). Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (30 seconds). Transfer to the bowl with the squash.
  5. Add the quinoa and remaining ingredients and stir together. Reheat in a casserole dish in oven, if needed, to serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

14 servings per container

Serving Size 72 g

Amount per serving
Calories 150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 2g Added Sugars 4%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 36.1mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 6%
Potassium 260mg 6%
Vitamin A 132.6mcg 15%
Vitamin C 6.5mg 6%
Vitamin E 1.3mg 6%
Vitamin K 9.3mcg 8%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 1.5mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 52mcg 13%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0.3mcg 0%
Chloride 2.8mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.3mg 0%
Phosphorus 121.4mg 10%
Iodine 0.2mcg 0%
Magnesium 58.2mg 15%
Zinc 0.9mg 10%
Selenium 2.2mcg 4%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.7mg 30%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 3.2mcg 6%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Butternut Squash, Whole Grain Quinoa, Celery, Onion, Pecans, Sweetened Dried Cranberries (cranberries, Sugar, Sunflower Oil (adds A Trivial Amount Of Fat)), Olive Oil, Garlic, Sage, Salt, Thyme.

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