Cheesy Couscous with Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Cheesy Couscous with roasted Brussel Sprouts - All that's Jas

This cheesy couscous with roasted Brussel sprouts dish is anything but bland.

I admit: I often sweat the small stuff. My poor husband is usually at the receiving end. Like when I bake enough chicken for two meals and he loads his plate with the said chicken but leaves the side dishes almost untouched. I could go on without worrying about it but that’d be too easy. Instead, I nag about the abundance of veggies and no chicken to go along. I mean, what is he going to eat tomorrow? Besides, if he didn’t eat the sides alongside chicken I know darn well he won’t eat them alone.

Oh my gosh, could I be more annoying?

Even so, he deserves a good wife and so I make sure to bake extra chicken or whatever meat is on the menu. The good thing about it is that I can finally make the veggies he doesn’t like since he barely eats them anyway. Aldi has these big bags of Brussel (or Brussels, however you spell it) sprouts that I was eyeing since the first time I went back. I haven’t shopped there in forever. That was THE store to shop at while I lived in Germany and I was a bit disappointed with their store size and products, or lack thereof, here.


Fun fact: there are two Aldis, one with an orange/blue logo and the other one just blue. Those belong to two brothers from Germany, who took over their mother’s store. The “blue” Aldi, a.k.a. Aldi Nord (North), is the owner of the Trader Joe’s chain, while the “orange/blue” Aldi operates as Aldi, a.k.a. Aldi Sued (South).

Why am I telling you this?

I don’t know. In short, Aldi Sued’s headquarters are in the city I spent six years of my life in, and I feel I have a special connection to Aldi. I’m excited seeing improvements they’ve made here since my last visit to the store. I’ll tell you about my encounter with a rude Aldi customer who offered to take my cart some other times. She almost made me quit Aldi for the second time. Almost.

I did snag that big bag of sprouts and planned to make it with cheesy couscous, in spite of my husband. There. I know he doesn’t like either of those things, so I can’t be mad when he doesn’t eat it. More for me, right? I don’t even need any meat. But then he decided to “just taste it” and lo and behold, he ate two servings. He said it was really good, but secretly I think he just wanted to keep me happy quiet.

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Cheesy Couscous with roasted Brussel Sprouts - All that's Jas

 

Ingredients:
Serves 4-6
2 cups Brussel sprouts
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 ½ cup chicken stock
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups pearl couscous
1 cup shredded cheddar
¼ cup grated Parmesan
Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pull off any outer dry leaves of the Brussel sprouts, cut the bottom off and slice sprouts lengthwise.

Place the sprouts on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil., then roast until tender and caramelized, about 20-30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan bring chicken stock and butter to a boil. Add couscous and simmer, covered, until couscous is soft and liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.

Add cheddar and Parmesan and mix until cheese is melted. Fold in roasted sprouts and season with salt and pepper.

Serve immediately.

Garnish with cherry tomatoes and fresh parsley leaves if desired.

Cheesy Couscous with roasted Brussel Sprouts - All that's Jas

Cheesy Couscous with roasted Brussel Sprouts - All that's Jas

Cheesy Couscous with roasted Brussel Sprouts - All that's Jas

Cheesy Couscous with roasted Brussel Sprouts - All that's Jas

Cheesy Couscous with roasted Brussel sprouts

Cheesy Couscous with roasted Brussel sprouts

Dressed up with cheese and roasted Brussel sprouts this couscous dish is anything but bland. It is delicious on its own or as a side dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Brussel sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups pearl couscous
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pull off any outer dry leaves of the Brussel sprouts, cut the bottom off and slice sprouts lengthwise.

Place the sprouts on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil. Roast until tender and caramelized, about 20-30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan bring chicken stock and butter to a boil. Add couscous and simmer, covered, until couscous is soft and liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.

Add cheddar and Parmesan and mix until cheese is melted. Fold in roasted sprouts and season with salt and pepper.

Serve immediately.

Notes

Treat your taste buds with cheesy couscous and roasted Brussel sprouts. Don't miss out!

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22 Comment

  1. Reply
    Ann
    March 14, 2017 at 5:39 am

    This looks interesting, Jas. Though I’m not a big fan of brussels sprouts, just an OK fan of couscous…but the colours are coming alive! You are such a wonderful wife for leaving all the extra chicken for him – your hubby is a lucky man. 😀

    And yes, Aldi! I know them and they do lots of cheap stuff here, but they are not always very accessible to us. So we sometimes go to their competitor: Lidl – same like Aldi as well and sometimes we get quality stuff for cheap!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 14, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      I know Lidl too! I hear they coming to US. YAY!

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        Ann
        March 20, 2017 at 4:06 pm

        Echt waar? 😉 You have Target and Walmart. You don’t need no Lidl! ;p
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          Jas
          March 20, 2017 at 10:21 pm

          Echt waar! You can have Walmart, though!

  2. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    March 12, 2017 at 9:16 am

    I’m running behind!! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe on last week’s What’s for Dinner link up!
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      Jas
      March 12, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      Thank you, Helen!

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    Mary-the boondocks blog
    March 9, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Jas, this is my dad’s favorite store in New York. He is always looking for bargains and goes there every other day. Have you heard that Lidl is also coming to the US? That one is my favorite. I can’t wait. They have a great selection of fruits, veggies and all sorts of other stuff including craft supplies.
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      Jas
      March 9, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      No, I have not! That is awesome. Love that store!

  4. Reply
    Erica Ashley
    March 8, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Yummm! This looks amazing!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 8, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Thank you, Erica, and thanks for stopping in!

  5. Reply
    Miz Helen
    March 7, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Your Cheesy Coucous Brussel Sprouts look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen
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      Jas
      March 7, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      You are a sweetheart, Miz Helen! Hope your week is going great!

  6. Reply
    Jeannee
    March 6, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Yummy! and healthy too! It does not get any better than this! Thanks for sharing! #HomeMattersParty
    Jeannee

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 6, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      It really surprised me how tasty this turned out. Definitely made the favorite list 🙂 Have a great week, Jeannee!

  7. Reply
    Colleen
    March 3, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    It’s so funny…we fight over Brussels Sprouts in our house!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 4, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      Maybe I’m better off then. More for me, lol!

  8. Reply
    Heather
    March 2, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    This recipe is SO simple and sounds delicious! I love brussels sprouts and quinoa, so this is a cool way to use them together. It’s kind of like a healthy version of mac and cheese. Will have to try!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 3, 2017 at 7:47 am

      You’re absolutely right! And when you opt for mac and cheese, try adding veggies like I did in my “best cauli mac and cheese”. Then I feel less “guilty” eating them, ha!

  9. Reply
    Alison's Allspice
    March 2, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Cheesy couscous with veggies, yes please! The best part is that I have all the ingredients at home already! Pinned!
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      Jas
      March 3, 2017 at 7:43 am

      Yay! Thank you Alison. I promise you’ll like it 🙂

  10. Reply
    Mrs Shoes
    March 1, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    It’s so darn PRETTY looking too!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 2, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      Aw, thank you much!

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