Couscous with Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce

Fresh parsley provides the finishing touch for this satisfying supper, which can be assembled in a jiffy from on-hand ingredients.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 4

Ingredients

2
cups water
1 1/3
cups uncooked couscous
1
(28-oz.) jar chunky vegetable spaghetti sauce
1
(15-oz.) can garbanzo beans (Chick Peas), drained, rinsed
1/8
to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 In medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in couscous. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine spaghetti sauce, beans and red pepper flakes. Cook over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Fluff couscous with fork. Serve sauce mixture over couscous; sprinkle with parsley. If desired, sprinkle with shredded fresh Parmesan cheese.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    400
    (
    Calories from Fat
    25),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3g
    3%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    770mg
    770%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    78g
    78%
    (Dietary Fiber
    11g
    11%
      Sugars
    15g
    15%
    ),
    Protein
    16g
    16%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    30%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    5 Starch; 5 Other Carbohydrate;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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