Recipe by Chef John
"Since Israeli couscous is nothing more than tiny balls of lightly toasted pasta dough, it works well in this macaroni-n-cheese style dish."
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pearl (Israeli) couscous
cayenne pepper, or more to taste
shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
chopped fresh chives
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
I made a few small changes... I didn't include the pimientos because I didn't have them, and I added smoked paprika because I love it. I thought this dish was creamy and warm and perfect for a cold night. My family agrees.
It's a nice meal for comfort, easy to see why kids would like it. I would probably do 1 1/2 cups chicken broth next time, it was a little too soupy.
I keep forgetting to pick up fresh chives, but I've been substituting Herbs de Provence instead and that has been tasty. The first time I made this I used Italian seasoning and it was just so-so. Husband and I really like this as a substitute to traditional mac'n'cheese. We'll usually mix in baked beans and have a hearty side dish. This is delicious with or without the pimentos. I've shared it around to family and friends since it is so simple, so easy and pretty darned inexpensive. I also like that you can play around with the spices and the cheese.
This was nice change instead of the regular macaroni and cheese!! Great recipe. I did leave out the pimientos because I don't like them.
Easy way to make a quick mac and cheese like dish. Did not add pimento as I did not have it on hand. Kids liked it.
Super fast and easy to make. I didn't have the pearl couscous only traditional and it still came out yummy. I'll be keeping this recipe around!
Honestly I didnt like the flavors of this recipe. Sorry.
The only change I made was to omit the pimientos. I love them but my husband and daughter won't touch them so to keep the peace I left them out. I have only recently discovered this type of couscous after spying it in the international foods section so I was so thankful to find this recipe. It is truly delicious, fast, and so very easy!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Israeli Couscous and Cheese
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 186
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