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Israeli Couscous and Cheese

Rated as 4.29 out of 5 Stars
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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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Ingredients

25 m servings 358
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 358 calories; 20.6 31.3 11.4 71 682 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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 c...

Most helpful critical review

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

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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 c...

Better than the box. Understand: Kraft Mac and cheese is my GO TO comfort food, so this is SUCH high praise. Most nights, I try to make special, unique dinners, but some nights are just hot do...

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!

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 w...

Had to make slight changes because we didn't have all ingredients, so we used sour cream instead of heavy cream, and paprika instead of the other spices. This recipe seems flexible, though, and ...

I had this for the first time in a restaurant, BJ's, in Washington state. Absolutely delicious! Definitely going to make this soon!

Ok so I'm in the kitchen excepting company in minutes & I am looking at a box of Mac n cheese thinking I cannot serve this. I saw the couscous and after a quick recipe search found this. Love it...

This has become a staple at our house that we have at least once a month now. Thanks!