80 Quinoa Recipes

80 Quinoa Recipes — breakfast, vegetarian, salads, soups and even desserts! You could eat quinoa all day, every day. If you wanted to.

80 Quinoa Recipes on RachelCooks.com


Some may call it a fad food like kale, but it’s a delicious and healthy staple in our pantry. (So is kale, for that matter.) We eat it often. Soups, salads, and all the usual places you’d find quinoa. But our favorite are quinoa pancakes. They’re the best — and a protein packed breakfast. I try to always have cooked quinoa in the freezer on hand for some quick meals. Enjoy this list! What is your favorite use for quinoa?

Appetizers and Snacks

Savory Quinoa Muffins {Rachel Cooks}

Spinach and Feta Quinoa Bites {Aggie’s Kitchen}

Cheesy Quinoa Bites {Simply Scratch}

Sriracha Quinoa Bites {Leaf and Grain}

Cheese and Vegetable Quinoa Bites {The Curvy Carrot}

Coconut Crusted Brie Stuffed Quinoa Bites {Half Baked Harvest}

Main Dishes

Italian Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf {Rachel Cooks}

Quinoa, Kale and Bacon Stuffed Butternut Squash {Rachel Cooks}

Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Peppers {Rachel Cooks}

Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers {Rachel Cooks}

Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Lime Quinoa {How Sweet It Is}

Quinoa Cashew Chicken {Bake Your Day}

Quinoa Burrito Bowls {What’s Gaby Cooking}

Shitake Mushroom and Pepperoni Quinoa {Family Fresh Cooking}

Creamy Broccoli and Chicken Quinoa Casserole {Cooking Classy}

Vegetarian Main Dishes

Vegan Bolognese with Lentils and Quinoa {Rachel Cooks}

Creamy Squash Curry Quinoa {Pinch of Yum}

Curried Coconut Quinoa and Greens with Roasted Cauliflower {Cookie and Kate}

Quinoa Spinach Mac N Cheese {Bakeaholic Mama}

Peanutty Quinoa Bowls {Oh My Veggies}

Thai Fried Quinoa {Thrifty Veggie Mama}

One-Pot Mexican Quinoa {Tracey’s Culinary Adventures}

Quinoa Quesadillas {Love and Lemons}

Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms {Oh My Veggies}

Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake {Half Baked Harvest}

Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos {Two Peas and Their Pod}

Thai Cashew Quinoa with Ginger Peanut Sauce {Alaska From Scratch}

Quinoa Risotto with Pan Roasted Mushrooms {What’s Gaby Cooking}

Quinoa Wrap with Black Beans, Feta, and Avocado {Marin Mama Cooks}

Mushroom Feta Quinoa Cakes from Bake Your Day

Photo: Bake Your Day

Burgers, Cakes, & Patties

Mushroom Feta Quinoa Cakes {Bake Your Day}

Buffalo Style Quinoa Sliders {How Sweet It Is}

Mushroom Quinoa Burgers with Roasted Garlic and Thyme Mayonnaise {Delicious Everyday}

Crispy Quinoa Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries {Half Baked Harvest}

Pizza Quinoa Bean Burgers {Edible Perspective}

Ground Turkey and Quinoa Patties with Mint, Cumin, and Yogurt Tahini Sauce {Kalyn’s Kitchen}

Quinoa Zucchini Parmesan Fritters {The Scrumptious Pumpkin}

Crispy Quinoa Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream {Oh My Veggies}

Coconut Curry Chickpea Quinoa Pineapple Burgers {Cheeky Kitchen}



Savory Asian Pancakes with Parsley Cilantro Vinaigrette {Rachel Cooks}

Porcini Mushroom Quinoa Risotto {Queen of Quinoa}

Roasted Red Pepper and Asparagus Quinoa {Inside BruCrew Life}

Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Cranberries, and Pistachios {Gimme Some Oven}

Pretzel Bread Quinoa Stuffing with Garlic Butter Mushrooms {How Sweet It Is}

Quinoa Arancini {Apron Strings}


Soups & Chili

Quinoa Black Bean Chili {Rachel Cooks}

Creamy Coconut and Mushroom Quinoa Soup {Queen of Quinoa}

Chicken, Quinoa, and Vegetable Soup {Cookin’ Canuck}

Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa {Cookin’ Canuck}

Tomato Soup with Quinoa and Feta {Mountain Mama Cooks}

Farro and Quinoa Sriracha Chili {Bakeaholic Mama}

Mushroom Quinoa and Porter Chili {The Beeroness}

Minestrone Soup with Quinoa {The Roasted Root}


Quinoa Salad with Grapes and Celery {Rachel Cooks}

Quinoa Salad with Cumin-Lime Dressing {Rachel Cooks}

Autumn Quinoa Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette {Rachel Cooks}

Quinoa Caprese Salad {The Lemon Bowl}

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad {Garnish With Lemons}

Lemon Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Sun-Dried Tomatoes {Cookin’ Canuck}

Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad with Maple Orange Dressing {Roasted Root}

Winter Squash Salad with Quinoa, Dandelion Greens, and Whole Grain Mustard Vinaigrette {Climbing Grier Mountain}

Pomegranate Citrus Quinoa Salad {Diethood}

Lemon Quinoa with Roasted Grapes and Walnuts {Running to the Kitchen}

Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable Salad {The Vintage Mixer}

Quinoa Fruit Salad {Two Peas and Their Pod}


Quinoa Power Pancakes {Rachel Cooks}

Quinoa Pancakes {Rachel Cooks}

Quinoa Breakfast Skillet {How Sweet It Is}

Savory Quinoa Breakfast Muffins {Playful Cooking via Spices and Aroma}

Creamy Pumpkin Quinoa {Sugar Free Mom}

Chocolate Banana Breakfast Quinoa { Greatist}

Chocolate Chip Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa {How Sweet It Is}

Strawberries and Cream Quinoa Breakfast Porridge {Family Fresh Cooking}

Quinoa Granola {Gimme Some Oven}

Vanilla Cardamom Quinoa Pudding from Coffee and Quinoa

Photo: Coffee & Quinoa


Vanilla Cardamom Quinoa Pudding {Coffee and Quinoa}

Quinoa Peanut Butter Balls {Sweet Twist of Blogging}

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Cinnamon-Sugar Quinoa Topping {Queen of Quinoa}

Quinoa Brownies with Cookie Dough Frosting {DAMY Health}

Quinoa and M&M Cookies {Cook Republic}

Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Parfait {Epicurian Mom}

Quinoa Almond Joy Bars {Skinny Ms}



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  1. Less ads, more pictures. Your site is covered in ads and its quite annoying. Plus each one of those links should have an image. 

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  2. It’s going to take me some time to go through all of the recipes, but I am going to love it because I love quninoa. Thanks!

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  5. I love Quinoa…and so does my husband oddly enough. But I love all these recipes, I definitely pinning these to my Quinoa recipes board, thanks for posting, what great ideas!

  6. need to get out of my comfort zone and use quinoa in recipes–usually just make it as-is–great ideas

  7. I took a break from quinoa and I need it back in my life! These are great ideas!

  8. What a great round up Rachel!! Thanks for sharing my Pumpkin quinoa!

  9. I love this roundup! I ♥ quinoa!! I have it at least once a week. Thank you SO much for including my salad!

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