“Cheesy” Vegan Mushroom Quinoa

This “Cheesy” Vegan Mushroom Quinoa packs a ton of savory flavor thanks to nutritional yeast, mushrooms, and coriander. It’s hearty enough to satisfy meat-eaters, but totally vegan and veggie-packed!


“Cheesy” Vegan Mushroom Quinoa

Serves 3 as a main dish; 6 as a side dish


  • 1/2 C uncooked quinoa
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 baby bok choy, chopped
  • Handful washed kale leaves, stems removed (optional)
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp. coriander
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • Salt & cracked pepper to taste


1) Cook quinoa according to package directions.

2) In a large wok or pan, add the coconut oil, bok choy, kale, mushrooms, beans, and the garlic powder and coriander. Sauté over medium heat a few minutes, or until kale is wilted and the mushrooms and bok choy are softened.

3) Add cooked quinoa and nutritional yeast into the wok and stir. Add salt and cracked pepper to taste.


If you like this recipe, try some of my other satisfying vegan  dishes, too:



  1. 2

    Just made the Mushroom Quinoa – with a few alterations to accommodate what I had on hand. Even my 2 boys (9 and 4) enjoyed it! Thanks.

  2. 4

    This sounds amazing! I believe we’ll be having this for dinner one night this week. My son and I are exploring a mostly vegan diet – eliminating all dairy, red meat and foul from our diets. For now we’ll eat organic fish and eggs a few times each week. (That feels right for us.) I love the nutritional yeast, and love the quinoa-kale combination. Thank you for sharing!

  3. 5

    If I don’t have the nutritional yeast will that affect the taste of the dish? Will it still be good without it?

  4. 8

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe! Looks great. I will try this dish this coming weekend.

  5. 10

    I’m really not a big fan of quinoa, but this recipe looks too good to not try!

  6. 11

    Hi Anne, …. The Vegan Mushroom Quinoa …. I found this recipe today 08Jan2020 as I’m moving slowly into totally cutting out meat and as much dairy product as I possible can. I tried it for our lunch … it was extremely easy and very tasty. And my meat loving husband ate is plate full and even had a seconds. Very tasty. Sadly I could not get Bok Choy or Kale in our local supermarket and so had to use spinach alone but still fulfilling and tasty. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Thank you.

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