One-Pot Carrot and Broccoli Couscous

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This vegetarian-friendly dish requires just a few easy steps, but yields a flavorful meal.

broccoli couscous

For a satisfyingly simple meal, look no further than our One-Pot Carrot and Broccoli Couscous. This vegetarian-friendly dish requires just a few easy steps and yields a deliciously filling and flavorful meal. You only need one pot to whip up this fabulous dish. It’s a stress-free meal with minimal cleanup. What’s better than that?

This recipe combines clean, nutrient-rich ingredients like broccoli florets and chopped carrots with a wholesome starch: whole-wheat couscous. The fiber-rich produce paired with low-glycemic couscous will supply a steady release of energy and keep you full for hours. Simply cook the veggies, add the couscous, wait ten minutes, and voila! Your aromatic dinner is ready to be savored.

One-Pot Carrot and Broccoli Couscous Recipe

broccoli couscous

This carrot and broccoli couscous  is a satisfying dish packed with wholesome foods with fresh flavors. We know you’ll love the blend of textures and bright, vibrant tastes in every bite. It’s a winner of a recipe that will leave you feeling full and fueled with wholesome goodness. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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One-Pot Carrot and Broccoli Couscous

This couscous dish is a satisfying bite of wholesome foods with fresh flavors.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup carrots thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup onions chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 1/3 cups chicken broth or vegetable, low-sodium
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2/3 cup couscous
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt more to taste


  • Add olive oil to the bottom of a saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and carrots and cook for 5 to 8 minutes, or until onions are translucent and carrots slightly tenders. Add garlic and cook for additional 30 seconds. Add broth and bring to a boil.
  • Add broccoli and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until fork tender, but still bright green. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in couscous, cover, and allow to sit for 10 minutes for couscous to absorb liquid.
  • Fluff with fork and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 191mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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This one-pot carrot and broccoli couscous is a nutritious, flavorful dish that combines vitamin- and fiber-rich vegetables with healthy whole-wheat couscous. It only contains a few ingredients and is a breeze to whip up, making it ideal for a weeknight meal. Leftovers keep well in the fridge, meaning you can meal prep a big batch of this carrot and broccoli couscous over the weekend to enjoy all week long!

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  1. easy to follow and super fast recipe. I added cumin powder and coriander powder. topped with grilled halloumi slices. A recipe that i will make again. Thumbs up

  2. Great recipe!! Definitely will be making again. I doubled the recipe so I would have leftovers for lunch the next day. My kids even got seconds! Parent win : )

    1. Hey Sarah,
      We love to hear that! So glad you and your family enjoyed it! Smart thinking on the leftovers, too! 😉

      1. Thanks much for the reply, Nicole — as long as it works with any vegetable, I’m going for sugar snap peas, woo hoo!

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