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Square close up photo of a white bowl with quinoa and sausage garnished with parsley and sun dried tomatoes.

Quinoa and Sausage

This Sausage Quinoa is a easy weeknight meal that even picky kids love!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword quinoa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 359kcal


  • 8 oz sausage chopped
  • ½ onion chopped fine
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley or cilantro minced


  • Cook the chopped sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until cooked through. Set aside.
  • Spray a saucepan with cooking spray and heat to medium-high. Add onion and sundried tomatoes and cook for 8 minutes. Add quinoa and garlic and cook for 2 more minutes, stirring often.
  • Add broth, sea salt, and pepper and heat to simmering over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 25 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in parsley and sausage.
  • Allow to sit covered for 5 more minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 1285mg | Potassium: 718mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 4mg