Easy Dinner Recipe: Italian Couscous with Sausage #15MinuteSuppers

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Evenings in my house are pretty hectic most nights.  I’m sure you know the routine as well as I do.  Kids get home from school and you need to figure out how to cram in homework, a tennis lesson, dinner, showers and possibly a few minutes of relaxation before you hit your pillow.  It may be tempting to take a turn through the drive thru to feed your kids but you don’t need to do that to create a quick weeknight dinner.  I have joined forces with a number of great bloggers to help show you that you CAN make a healthy dinner for your family in less than 15 minutes.  So, I hope you follow along, check out some of their recipes (see the links at the end of the post) and try some of these creations in your own kitchen this week.  I hope you enjoy this week’s easy dinner recipe…it is incredibly tasty and you can double the recipe if you want a few leftovers for tomorrow night. Using couscous in a recipe instead of rice or pasta can speed up an otherwise more complicated recipe.  You can find it in most major grocery stores on buy it on Amazon. Bob’s Red Mill Couscous is a favorite of mine but there are many brands available.

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Italian Couscous with Sausage

Yields 4

Italian Couscous with Sausage

Easy dinner recipe that can be on the table in less than 15 minutes.

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/8 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups couscous
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese for serving
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a large saute pan over medium heat. Add ground sausage and cook until almost done.
  2. While sausage is cooking, place chicken stock in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. When it comes to a boil, remove from heat and add couscous. Cover with a lid and let sit until you are done with the rest of the meal.
  3. While sausage is cooking, chop onion and bell pepper.
  4. When sausage is almost done drain excess oil if necessary. Add in onion and bell pepper and cook 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add minced garlic and diced tomatoes. Cook 1 to 2 minutes
  6. Remove sausage mixture from heat.
  7. Add couscous to sausage mixture along with fresh basil. Mix gently until combined.
  8. Serve with a sprinkle of feta cheese on top


What’s your family’s favorite easy dinner recipe?


15 Minute Suppers #15MinuteSuppers

I’m so excited to be joining with a great group of bloggers every week to share 15 Minute Suppers with you. 15 Minute Suppers is all about getting supper on the table quickly with a homemade meal. All of the recipe shared are super easy take only 15 minutes or less to get on the table. Our lives are so busy that sometimes it’s hard to find time to sit down together at the table for supper. Well, say bye bye to the 30 minute suppers and HELLO 15 Minute Suppers!

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You have to check out these 7 fabulous 15 Minute Suppers:

Easy Taco Burgers from Around My Family Table
Cajun Chicken Alfredo from Monzanita’s
Sesame Chicken Salad from Better in Bulk
Homemade Beef & Bean Chili from How To This And That
Italian Couscous with Sausage from Suburbia Unwrapped
Paleo Shrimp Salad Recipe from Confessions of an Overworked Mom
Healthy Pesto “Spaghetti” from Mindfully Frugal Mom

If you are a blogger and you’d like more info, please check out the 15 Minute Suppers website or ask to join the Facebook group to participate on Fridays…we’d love to have you join us.

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  1. This sounds amazing. I really love couscous!
  2. The flavors in this sound so good! I'm definitely adding this to my meal plan (and bonus that it won't take me all night!).
  3. Oooh, this looks phenomenal - and it's a dish I never would have thought of on my own! May have to whip this one up tonight, though I have little "couscous" experience. Thanks for sharing!
  4. YUM! I just love couscous and I love how easy this supper is.

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