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Jazzed Up Couscous Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Jazzed Up Couscous

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"Super easy, super quick, and inexpensive, but it tastes like a million bucks! Couscous and tomatoes are combined with garlic, onions, and jack cheese! This dish smothers your tongue with flavor. Even my 13 month old loves it!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Stir together couscous and boiling water in a large, heatproof bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onions and garlic, and cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the diced Roma tomatoes, and cook until the tomatoes release their juice and the mixture begins to thicken.
  3. Fluff the couscous with a fork, then fold in the tomato mixture and cheese. Serve immediately as the cheese is melting.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 08, 2008

I made a few changes but overall this receipe very tasty! Instead of water, I used garlic chicken broth. Not bland at all!Served with Mediterranean chicken with olives & feta.My husband liked it,too!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 02, 2011

overall it was easy to make although a a bit bland for my taste. i did add mushrooms, maybe some hot sauce added will liven it up

Sep 13, 2007

When done right in a non-stick pan this is super easy for clean up and if you follow the couscous box instructions the couscous should be the perfect consistency. You need to first bring the water, 2 tsp butter, and the seasonin gpacket if there is one in the box to a boil. Then you add the couscous, stir and let sit covered for at least 5 minutes. Cheddar cheese tastes the best and if the tomatoes reduce to a thicker consistency you get a lot more flavor. My family loved it.

Apr 03, 2009

I doubled the onion, garlic, tomatoes and cheese. After tasting it, it was still bland so I added salt, pepper and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. With the modifications, this was good and my husband enjoyed it. I will be making this again.

Oct 25, 2008

Only giving 4 stars since my son (8) tried to pick out all the tomatoes! Used 1-1/2c cous cous, 1-1/2c boiling water with 1 tbsp chicken base added. Sauteed 1/2 of a finely-minced onion with tomatoes, added 1/2 can of drained, sliced black olives; used 2 oz goat cheese I had leftover, and 2 slices cheddar cheese crumbled up. The tomatoes made it festive, and the black olives and goat cheese were very nice together. Will make again, next time using finely chopped zucchini & yellow squash with the tomatoes for color. Thanks for the post, it was very easy to make with only 15 mins til the main course was ready!

Aug 28, 2008

This was a good recipe, considering I have never attempted to make couscous before. I added some fresh basil from my garden and salt and pepper to taste. The kids gobbled it up....with 2nd and third helpings! Very easy weeknight meal.

Aug 07, 2008

This turned out to be very good when I combined advice of other raters. I used chicken broth instead of water, and added butter to the couscous as directed on the box. Now my husband and kids will eat couscous! Thanks for the great idea.

Mar 24, 2011

THis was okay. I did everything as recipe stated but was just kinda bland for me. Maybe more garlic and salt...It's missing something. I'll have to experiment next time.


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  • Calories
  • 399 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60.4 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 12.9 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 99 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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