Cajun Kielbasa Couscous

It’s Mardi Gras!!!!!  Woooo hoooo!!!! Ok so it’s almost over but hey just because I can’t be in New Orleans flashing my tah-tahs, hollaring and drinking doesn’t mean that I can’t  celebrate with some Louisiana cajun flavor here in my north carolina kitchen!

So today I whipped up some Cajun Kielbasa Couscous!  This is a family favorite meal in my house.  It’s easy, quick and tasty!

 

cajun kielbasa couscous recipeMy little one LOVES this stuff; peppers, onions and all. I don’t add cajun seasoning to his plate though. Go as heavy on the cajun seasoning as your taste buds will allow or leave it out, either way, it’s still guuud!!

If you’re gonna serve this as a side dish I’d cut back on the sausage because this is a really hearty meal. I just love the way couscous tastes with the celery and kielbasa.

It’s a keeper!

Watch me make Cajun Kielbasa Couscous from start to finish!

cajun kielbasa couscous recipe

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Cajun Kielbasa Couscous Recipe
 
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This stuff is so good!! Fluffy, flavorful couscous topped with spicy sausage, sauteed' peppers, onions and celery. Easy, quick and delicious dinner idea!
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Ingredients
  • 14 oz Turkey Kielbasa Sausage (heat and serve)
  • ½ cup green bell peppers, diced
  • ½ cup white onions, diced
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cup chicken broth (can use low-sodium broth)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of butter or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley (plus more for garnish)
  • 2 cups couscous
  • cajun seasoning (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add sausage and cook until slightly browned.
  3. Add green bell peppers, onions, and celery.
  4. Saute on low until veggies are slightly tender.
  5. Stir in minced garlic.
  6. Cook garlic if desired.
  7. Remove from heat and set aside.
  8. In a pot, add chicken broth, water, and butter.
  9. Bring to a boil.
  10. Stir in the couscous and bring to a boil.
  11. Once boiling, remove from heat, cover and let rest for 5-7 minutes.
  12. When done, fluff with a fork.
  13. Add cajun seasoning if desired.
  14. Plate the couscous and top with the sausage veggie mixture.
  15. Garnish with parsley.
  16. Serve and enjoy!!
Notes
If using any other type of sausage you may need to drain the fat a little before adding in the veggies
~Tips~
Add red peppers or others veggies & meats if desired.
Be sure to use a flavorful sausage with the dish since most of the flavor comes from the meat.

Comments

  1. Cherika C says

    Loved, Loved, Loved, Loved this dish! Thank you for giving me the idea to cook my starchy foods in broth until water. Everything came together so well. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

  2. Brittany says

    How much couscous did you use in this recipe? It is not listed among the ingredients or mentioned in the video.

  3. says

    I’ve made this a couple times and am making it again tonight. It is a very hearty meal and reheats easily. Thanks so much for sharing this quick meal that’s full of flavor! As if you’d make a recipe that was anything else! :)

  4. Kira says

    I have made this dish a few times now and it is wonderful. It is also quick and easy. It’s now one of my go to meals when I am short on time, but want something healthy.

  5. Grateful in LA says

    I made this for my fiance and we both LOVED it. We were never really fans of couscous before but making it with chicken broth really made a huge difference in the taste. I can’t wait to make this again. Thanks!

  6. Felicia says

    Hey how are you and the fam? I see many different types of Couscous which one did you use, can you show the box or bag it came in please/

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