15 Couscous Recipes for Whatever's in Your Fridge

With a nutty, sweet flavor and fluffy texture, couscous pairs with just about everything. Here are 15 ways to turn this fast-cooking ingredient into a delicious and nutritious dinner.
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Roasted Carrots with Turmeric Couscous

Roasted Carrots with Turmeric Couscous

Curry powder and turmeric make this dish extra warm, perfect for a light dinner or hearty side. Plus, it's just so dang pretty to look at! 

Recipe: Try our Roasted Carrots with Turmeric Couscous

Lamb Meatballs with Israeli Couscous

lamb meatballs with israeli couscous

Top this tasty meal off with yogurt and mint for a Greek feast. 

Recipe: Try our Lamb Meatballs with Israeli Couscous

Couscous-Stuffed Peppers

couscous-stuffed peppers

Veggies, grains, protein—this 35-minute meal might become your new go-to weeknight dinner. 

Recipe: Try our Couscous-Stuffed Peppers

Cheesy Pearl Couscous with Roasted Broccoli

cheesy pearl couscous with roasted broccoli

Cook couscous in chicken broth for a no-effort flavor boost. 

Recipe: Try our Cheesy Pearl Couscous with Roasted Broccoli 

Moroccan Chicken & Carrots with Couscous

moroccan chicken carrots with couscous

Toss all the veggies and chicken in a Dutch oven, cook the couscous, and voila! You've got a delicious dinner the whole fam will love. 

Recipe: Try our Moroccan Chicken & Carrots with Couscous

One-Pot Ginger Chicken, Bok Choy & Couscous

one-pot ginger chicken bok choy and couscous

A simple combo of brown sugar, sesame oil, and soy sauce give the chicken and couscous loads of flavor. 

Recipe: Try our One-Pot Ginger Chicken, Bok Choy & Couscous

Tilapia Baked in Couscous

tilapia baked in couscous

Forget breadcrumbs; we’re topping all our fish with this pretty sun-dried tomato-couscous mix from now on. 

Recipe: Try our Tilapia Baked in Couscous

Lentil-Couscous Salad

lentil-couscous salad

This salad only requires a simple dressing of EVOO and lemon juice, our personal fave!

Recipe: Try our Lentil-Couscous Salad

Grilled Fish with Moroccan Chermoula Sauce & Zucchini Couscous

Grilled Fish with Moroccan Chermoula Sauce and Zucchini Couscous

The Chermoula Sauce is loaded with chile, garlic, mint, cilantro, parsley, paprika, cumin, and coriander. So. Much. Flavor. 

Recipe: Try our Grilled Fish with Moroccan Chermoula Sauce & Zucchini Couscous

Pearl Couscous Risotto with Arugula

pearl couscous risotto with arugula

Using pearl couscous makes risotto super thick and fluffy, and a bit of arugula keeps it all fresh. 

Recipe: Try our Pearl Couscous Risotto with Arugula

Couscous-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Couscous-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Take advantage of squash season with this couscous-stuffed recipe. 

Recipe: Try our Couscous-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Tuna Steaks with Broccoli & Couscous

Tuna Steaks with Broccoli and Couscous

Mix red grapes into your couscous for a blend of textures.

Recipe: Try our Tuna Steaks with Broccoli & Couscous

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

This recipe floats our boat! The stuffed zucchini is easier than it looks, and the helping of couscous on the side will keep you full for hours. 

Recipe: Try our Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Moroccan Skillet Chicken with Pine Nut Couscous

moroccan skillet chicken with pine nut couscous

When serving, spoon chicken and sauce over the couscous so it can soak up all that delicious flavor.

Recipe: Try our Moroccan Skillet Chicken with Pine Nut Couscous 

Roasted Cauliflower with Couscous & Mint

Roasted Cauliflower with Couscous & Mint

Keep this recipe on hand for all those cool nights you want something easy, hearty, and tasty. 

Recipe: Try our Roasted Cauliflower with Couscous & Mint