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Israeli Couscous and Cheese Recipe
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Israeli Couscous and Cheese
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  • READY IN 25 mins

Israeli Couscous and Cheese

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"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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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • 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.
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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
Aug 12, 2014

Honestly I didnt like the flavors of this recipe. Sorry.

 
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!

 
May 15, 2014

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!

 
Feb 19, 2014

This was a nice change of pace! Creamy and delish...would be great with a grilled steak. I added fresh diced tomato (instead of pimento) and parsley at the end too. Was a hit with the kids also!

 

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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.

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