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Cranberry Couscous Recipe

Cranberry Couscous Recipe

Although it looks like a grain, couscous is actually a type of pasta. The couscous pellets cook very quickly due to their small size. You’ll find it near the Middle Eastern or Mediterranean foods.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked couscous
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions


  • 1. Bring broth and butter to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in the couscous, cranberries and onions. Remove from the heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 202 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 295 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Reviews for Cranberry Couscous

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"OK but nothing special as written. I would try some of the additions others mentioned next time."

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"This couscous is absolutely delicious! I made homemade chicken stock and added extra cranberries and onions and just a pinch of salt. The result was amazing. I will definitely make this again."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"I had some leftover mulled cranberry drink and dried cherries from the Christmas holiday, so I substituted the broth and cranberries with these ingredients. It had a very pleasant fruity flavor and was a nice breakfast treat. I'm sure it would be equally good as a side dish with chicken or pork."

Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011


Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

"One of my favorite recipes I've made countless times since it was published in 2005. It was one of those recipes that (at the time) I thought the combination of ingredients was so weird/unusual that I just had to try it. And I've loved it ever since!"

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"I served this side with Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken-good compliment and healthy and quick like the chicken recipe. I have used couscous and small alphabet pasta when I was out of couscous."

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