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    Chicagoland Chef du Jour's Note:

    I have made this several times now and everyone goes crazy over it. It can be served as a side dish or meatless entree.

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    • 3 -4 medium sweet bell peppers (red, yellow or orange)
    • 5 5/8 ounces near east toasted pine nut couscous, made according to package directions (with seasoning packet)
    • 2 medium scallions, sliced thin with green stems
    • 3 cups Baby Spinach (prepackaged)
    • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
    • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce, use more on the side when serving
    • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, more if desired


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      Slice tops off of peppers, set tops aside (save for use in fresh green salad). Remove seeds and white membrane.
    3. 3
      Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add peppers and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Pour off hot water and immerse in cold water to stop the cooking process.
    4. 4
      Following the directions on the couscous package: Combine water and flavor packet and bring to boil. Add couscous, stir & cover until done.
    5. 5
      Meanwhile, coat a large skillet with cooking spray or 1 teaspoon EVOO. Over medium heat sauté onions until tender, about 3 minutes. Toss in spinach and stir to wilt. Set aside. Add in the cooked couscous, combine all.
    6. 6
      Add parmesan cheese and spoon into peppers.
    7. 7
      Arrange in an oven safe covered baking dish. Top with marinara. bake in a preheated 350° oven for 20-30 minutes until heated through and peppers tender.
    8. 8
      Heat remaining marinara sauce to serve on the side to top the peppers.
    9. 9
      I usually serve with a salad.

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    Nutritional Facts for Sweet Bell Peppers W/ Couscous, Spinach & Parmesan

    Serving Size: 1 (241 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 302.6
    Calories from Fat 133
    Total Fat 14.8 g
    Saturated Fat 6.9 g
    Cholesterol 31.9 mg
    Sodium 1065.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.2 g
    Sugars 14.8 g
    Protein 17.1 g

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    toasted pine nut couscous

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