Parmesan Couscous Recipe
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Parmesan Couscous Recipe

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This tasty side dish is whipped up in just 10 minutes on the stovetop. It has a hit of garlic and pretty color from green onion and pimientos.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon diced pimientos
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 174 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein


  1. In a small saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Stir in couscous. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Parmesan Couscous in Quick Cooking July/August 2005, p10

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Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"It really didn't have much flavour! Next time I'll try a different recipe."

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"Quick, very easy, and quite tasty. Don't like pimientos so skipped that. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2010

"I really enjoyed this recipe. It was very easy to make. I didn't have pimento on hand so I skipped it, but it would have looked nice with it included."

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2009

"I made this last summer and it is fabulous!!"

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