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
Credit: Photography by Sarah Anne Ward

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! 

Lamb Meatballs with Israeli Couscous

lamb meatballs with israeli couscous
Credit: Photography by Andrew Purcell

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Couscous-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Couscous-Stuffed Acorn Squash

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

Tuna Steaks with Broccoli & Couscous

Tuna Steaks with Broccoli and Couscous

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

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.

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.