Cranberry Couscous Recipe
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Cranberry Couscous Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Cranberry Couscous in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p258

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kimspacc User ID: 1340117 217612
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

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

JCLyn User ID: 6507909 70810
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."

sisterabby User ID: 799838 59373
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."

Aroid413 User ID: 5892088 59411
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011


ladybug810 User ID: 791745 206295
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!"

esaenz User ID: 4702028 136055
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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