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Squash and Veggie Couscous

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2022
This simple, yet tasty side dish is a snap to whip up, and it's perfect when the veggies are in season. Try it with chicken, fish or even pork. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning


  1. In a small saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes or until broth is absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the squash, carrot, green pepper and onion in butter until tender. Stir in seasonings. Fluff couscous with a fork; toss with vegetable mixture.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 203 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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