Israeli Couscous and Cheese Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Israeli Couscous and Cheese Recipe
1 Photo
Israeli Couscous and Cheese
Check out this deliciously different take on mac and cheese. See more
  • READY IN 25 mins

Israeli Couscous and Cheese

Recipe by  

"Since Israeli couscous is nothing more than tiny balls of lightly toasted pasta dough, it works well in this macaroni-n-cheese style dish."

Back
Next
+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
ADVERTISEMENT
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir couscous in the melted butter until slightly toasted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until most of the stock is absorbed and the couscous have plumped, 6 to 7 minutes.
  3. Stir heavy cream and pimientos into couscous; add cayenne pepper and cook until couscous is tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add more broth if needed.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in Cheddar cheese until melted; add chives and stir to combine. Season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste.
Kitchen-Friendly View
ADVERTISEMENT

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 17, 2013

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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 21, 2015

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.

 
Aug 24, 2015

Great! However i did not use any salt because the brand of chicken broth had so much therefore i added some steamed peas to help with the sodium. I also didn't have pimentos but smoked paprika worked great.

 
Jun 28, 2015

Yummy variation on classic mac and cheese. I didn't have heavy cream, so I substituted a combination of milk and butter. Delicious.

 
Jan 19, 2015

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.

 
Jan 13, 2015

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.

 
Oct 12, 2014

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.

 
Sep 21, 2014

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!

 

Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:
ADVERTISEMENT

Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 358 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 20.6 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 11.4 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 740 mg
  • 30%

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

See More

About the Cook

 
ADVERTISEMENT
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Not The Same Old Chicken
Not The Same Old Chicken

We have so many top-rated chicken recipes, you'll never run out of dinner ideas again.

Slow Cooker Time Savers
Slow Cooker Time Savers

Imagine dinner making itself in the slow cooker while you relax or do other things.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Israeli Couscous and Cheese

Check out this deliciously different take on mac and cheese.

Old School Mac 'N Cheese

This is homemade mac 'n cheese just like grandma used to make.

Classic Macaroni and Cheese

This classic, hearty mac and cheese is super simple and really tasty.

Recently Viewed Recipes

 
ADVERTISEMENT
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States