This Pasta and Lean Meat Dish is a Real Crowd-Pleaserby Kelly R. Smith
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I’ve long wanted to try a couscous recipe just because the word sounds cool. How shallow, right? But, anything pasta is tickety-boo here in the Smith abode. Pasta forms the basis of many recipes that I keep going back to again and again. Who doesn’t like Beef Stroganoff, for example?
But hey, you are here for a more specific recipe, right? I looked at a lot of different recipes that were similar but not. quite. right. So, here we go!
Ingredient List (Organic When Possible)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lb. Turkey sausage
- 8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced and chopped, cremini or baby bella
- 3/4 cup onion
- 3/4 cup bell pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 eggs, whisked
- 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, finely grated (about 1 cup), plus more for serving
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pink Himalayan salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pound dried pearl couscous pasta (about 2 1/2 cups)
- 2 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 cups whole milk
- 4 cups packed baby spinach (about 4 ounces)
- Finely grate the Parmesan cheese (about 1 cup), mince the garlic, and slice the mushrooms 1/4-inch thick.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large Dutch oven or similar pot using medium-high heat until shimmering. Add in the sausage meat and brown it. Add in the mushrooms, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the pink salt, the onion, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are slightly browned and tender. This should take 5 to 8 minutes. Next, add in the garlic, the and the dried pearl couscous pasta (about 2 1/2 cups) and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Stir in the 2 cups of broth and the 2 cups of whole milk and bring it all to a boil. Next, reduce the heat to maintain a simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently to keep the orzo from sticking, until the orzo is al dente and most of the liquid is absorbed and has formed a creamy sauce, about 10 minutes or according to package instructions.
- Remove your pot from the heat. Add the eggs, packed baby spinach, the bell pepper. and the Parmesan. Stir it until the spinach is just barely wilted and the cheese is melted, about 1 minute. Serve topped with more grated Parmesan cheese.
I hope you found this creamy turkey mushroom couscous recipe as delicious as we did! I love experimenting in the kitchen and this was somehow my first time cooking with couscous and now I’m a fan.
More Favorite Recipes and Nutrition Info
- Classic Beef Stroganoff Recipe
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- Low Carb Egg Noodles Pasta Recipe
- Creamy Parmesan Basil Chicken Recipe
- Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Recipe
- Turkey Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe
- Crustless Tomato Pie Recipe
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