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How to make Couscous Recipe

how to make couscous recipe - you have to try this easy parmesan couscous recipe for your next dinner. Your family will love couscous!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to make Couscous Recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 334kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 2 cups whole wheat couscous
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley (roughly chopped)


  • In a medium size pot, bring the broth, olive oil, one tablespoon of butter and seasonings to a boil.
  • Add the couscous, stir quickly to combine, cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the cooked couscous to a large bowl.
  • Add the rest of the butter (I cut mine up), Parmesan cheese and parsley.
  • Using a fork to fluff the couscous until the butter is melted and everything is evenly combined. This may take a minute or two. Make sure you don't use a spoon, because it will make the couscous clump together rather than keeping it light and fluffy.
  • Adjust the seasonings to taste. You can add more salt and or pepper until it suites your tastes.
  • This makes a large portion and will easily feed 6-8 people depending on portion size. This works great for my family, but if you prefer a smaller amount, you could easily cut the recipe in half.
  • Also, I used whole wheat, but you can use any kind of couscous. Make sure you check the amount of liquid instructed for the brand of couscous you buy. My couscous was a 1:1 ratio, but each type may be different.


This Couscous recipe makes a tasty side dish for just about any meal!


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2.1mg