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Kale Quinoa and Mushroom Skillet with Garlic Herb Butter - This skillet is made in one pan and is SO easy and full of flavour. It's a healthy, meatless dinner that your whole family will love! Great for meal prep too! | #Foodfaithfitness | #Glutenfree #Vegetarian #Healthy #Meatless #Dinner

Kale Quinoa and Mushroom Skillet

This Kale Quinoa and Mushroom Skillet is made in one pan and is SO easy and full of flavour. It's a healthy dinner that your whole family will love!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 409kcal
Author Taylor


  • 1 head Garlic
  • 1/4 Cup Walnuts. roughly chopped
  • 1/4 Cup + 1 tsp Butter, divided (dairy free for vegan)
  • 1 Cup Crimini Mushrooms. roughly chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Onions. diced
  • 1 Cup Quinoa. uncooked
  • 2 Cups Chicken broth (or veggie broth for vegan)
  • 6 Cups Kale chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh thyme minced
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Fresh parsley, minced
  • Salt/pepper
  • Fresh lemon juice for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut the top portion of the head of garlic, leaving the upper portion of the cloves exposed. Place two pieces of tinfoil on top of eachother, and place the garlic in the center. In a small bowl, melt 1 tsp of Butter and then pour onto the garlic, rubbing it into the tops of the cloves. Package the tinfoil around it and place it on a small baking tray. Bake until the cloves are very soft about 50-60 mins.
  • Place the walnuts onto a small pan and place them into the oven, just until lightly toasted (about 4-7 mins) Remove and set aside.
  • In a large pan melt 2 Tbsp of Butter on medium heat. Add in the mushrooms and onions and cook until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Once cooked, add in the quinoa and chicken broth and stir well. Bring the mixture a boil and then reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until all the water is absorbed, about 25-30 minutes.
  • Once cooked, add in the chopped kale, stir and cover for about 5 minutes until the kale begins to wilt.
  • While the kale cooks, press all of the garlic cloves out of the roasted head and place them into a medium bowl, along with the remaining 2 Tbsp of Butter. Use a spoon to smash the Butter and garlic until the garlic is evenly incorporated throughout the butter. Add in the fresh thyme and parsley and mix well.
  • Melt the Butter mixture in the microwave and pour over top the quinoa. Mix well and season to taste with salt and pepper
  • Garnish with toasted walnuts and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.



Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 11.6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.6g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 620mg | Potassium: 808mg | Fiber: 8.1g | Sugar: 5.3g | Vitamin A: 26565IU | Vitamin C: 114.7mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 4.5mg