Monday, June 13, 2016

Broccoli Cheddar Couscous Bites

These broccoli cheddar couscous bites are great as a side dish or appetizer. If you have kids and are sick of eating tater tots and they are really picky, give them a side of these instead. They are cheesy, soft with a crunch around the edges, and full of broccoli!


2/3 c. uncooked couscous
1 1/4 c. water
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 c. broccoli florets, finely chopped
1 c. yellow onion, finely diced
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 c. shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt and fresh cracked pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini muffin tins with non stick cooking spray and set aside. In a medium saucepan, cook the couscous and water according to the package directions. Drain and add to a medium size bowl. Let cool slightly before adding the rest of the ingredients. Add in the eggs, broccoli, onion, garlic, cheese, paprika and salt and pepper. Stir everything together well. Divide into the mini cups (they do not expand so you can fill right to the top). Press the mixture down slightly, then bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the tops are slightly golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes in the pans, then try to gently remove (use a knife on the edges to loosen if necessary) the couscous cups to a serving tray.

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