Cheesy Lemon Couscous is a simple staple side dish that gets elevated with flavors of garlic, parmesan, lemon, and butter. It goes with just about everything making it an easy and reliable go-to recipe!
Sometimes you need to just keep things simple. Other times, it’s about trying new things and changing it up. As I write this post, with a sleeping baby in one arm, it’s clear that now is just not that time. Yup, my son was born just 7 weeks ago! And with a new baby in the house, it's meant eating take-out and all the dinners I froze the last month of pregnancy, like these enchiladas, this chili, and this penne a la vodka dish. I did so much meal prepping actually that we’re just now starting to cook very simple meals again.
Casseroles, slow-cookers, and basic dinners are where we’re at right now while he needs our help nearly 24/7. Also, we’re just way too sleep-deprived to be doing new things or extra work! Enter – this Cheesy Lemon Couscous. Just because we’re new parents and have limited time (and hands) doesn’t mean we’re willing to sacrifice flavor! The best part is that the ingredients in this dish are probably all in your refrigerator already.
Couscous is a favorite side dish for me because it's basically just tiny pasta. The Israeli couscous is especially my favorite because of the texture! The ways to elevate it are endless too, making it very flexible. I love side dishes that have the potential to be the star of dinner but take half the effort as the main ingredient. This is one of those sides. Just some seasoning, fresh garlic, lemon juice, parmesan, and butter, and it's totally transformed!
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Cheesy Lemon Couscous
- 1 cup Israeli couscous
- Drizzle olive oil
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- 1 clove fresh garlic minced
- 1 tsp Lemon juice
- 1 tbsp Parmesan
- 1 tbsp Butter
Add couscous, ½ cup water, and a drizzle of olive oil to a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Lower heat to low and cover pot. Cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain any excess water.
Salt and pepper couscous to taste. Mix in garlic powder, fresh garlic, lemon juice, parmesan, and butter. Stir together well.