Cheesy Mushroom Quinoa Recipe on plate with fork

Cheesy Mushroom Quinoa Recipe

Cheesy Mushroom Quinoa is creamy, comforting and easy to make. The gluten-free recipe combines simple and clean ingredients into a tasty side dish or meatless main meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 261kcal
Author Marjory Pilley


  • 1 cup quinoa well-rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces mushrooms white or baby bella, finely chopped with a knife or food processor
  • 1/2 white onion diced
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme 1 teaspoon dried
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place quinoa and broth in a pot and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to simmer, cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Grains will be soft and translucent and the germ ring will be visible on the outside of the grain.
  • While the quinoa is cooking, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Saute mushrooms and onions for about 5 minutes or until softened and tender.
  • When quinoa has finished cooking, add it to the skillet with the mushrooms and onions.
  • Stir in cheese and thyme.
  • Season with salt and pepper, if desired.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 675mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 2.6mg