Moroccan Couscous Stuffed Peppers

moroccan couscous stuffed peppers Side Dish Moroccan
Moroccan Couscous Stuffed Peppers
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 4

Bell peppers are stuffed with couscous, raisins, dried fruit and goat cheese for a Moroccan-flavored, vegetarian side dish. MORE+ LESS-

Cheri Liefeld
Created August 21, 2012


cup raisins
cup chopped dried cherries
cup chopped dried apricots
cup orange juice
medium to large orange bell peppers
cups vegetable broth
cup water
Grated peel of 1 orange
1 1/2
cups uncooked couscous
cup chopped green onions
cup chopped fresh cilantro
tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
teaspoon salt
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
cup crumbled chèvre (goat) cheese (4 oz)


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix raisins, cherries and apricots; cover with orange juice. Let stand 20 minutes; drain.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, remove tops, seeds and membranes from bell peppers. Set aside.
  • 3
    In 2-quart saucepan, heat broth, water and orange peel to boiling. Stir in couscous; remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Fluff couscous with fork. Stir in dried fruit mixture, onions, cilantro, mint, salt and pepper. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the cheese; add remaining cheese to couscous mixture. Spoon into bell peppers. Stand upright in 8-inch square pan.
  • 5
    Bake uncovered 15 minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender and stuffing is hot. Sprinkle reserved cheese over stuffed peppers. Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or until cheese begins to melt.

Expert Tips

  • If the bell peppers don’t stand upright, cut a thin slice from the bottom of each pepper. Save the pepper tops after removing them, if desired, to place alongside the stuffed peppers when serving.
  • If you want the peppers to be more tender, cover them while baking and uncover for the last few minutes with the cheese on top.
  • To get 1 cup of green onions, you’ll need about 16 medium onions.
  • If orange peppers aren’t available at your grocery store or farmers’ market, use red or yellow peppers.

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