Couscous Caps Recipe
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Couscous Caps Recipe

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Couscous makes a pleasant change from bread crumbs in these savory appetizers—and provides nice texture. —Kendra Doss, Kansas City, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 20 large fresh mushrooms
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1/3 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 4 teaspoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed mushroom: 26 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Remove stems from mushrooms and finely chop stems; set caps aside. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute onions and chopped mushrooms until crisp-tender. Add 1/2 cup broth; cook and stir until liquid is evaporated and vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring remaining broth to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Add to onion mixture. Stir in 2 tablespoons cheese, mayonnaise, basil and tarragon. Stuff into mushroom caps.
  3. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Just before serving, sprinkle with paprika. Yield: 20 appetizers.
Originally published as Couscous Caps in Healthy Cooking October/November 2011, p63

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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JBoomsma User ID: 5553624 192416
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"I love mushrooms and stuffed ones are even better. I made these for a group of friends one night and they all raved about how good they were. I switched it up the next time and instead of couscous used quinoa which was great as well."

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