Recipe Summary

Yield: 8 servings

Ratings & Reviews

Be the first to rate this recipe

This recipe is...

rich in grains
rich in veggies
rich in veggies
lower in fat
lower in fat
lower in sodium
lower in sodium

Meet Pete

Sign up for FoodFit's FREE newsletters

Get healthy recipes, nutrition information and fitness tips!

privacy policy Submit
Cranberry, Butternut Squash and Roast Shallot Couscous
This recipe serves: 8  
1 large butternut squash, cut in half and seeded
4 cups peeled, whole shallots
2 tablespoons olive oil or corn oil
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
1 pound fresh cranberries
2 cups water
1 cup granulated sugar
about 3 cups unsweetened cranberry juice
1 pound couscous, cracked wheat
1/2 cup snipped, fresh chives
1 tablespoon chopped, fresh rosemary

Cooking Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2. In an ovenproof dish, place the butternut squash cut side down. In a small bowl, combine the shallots, oil and season with salt and pepper, mixing well. Place the shallots around the squash and bake until very tender and slightly caramelized, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Cut the shallots into large dice. Spoon the squash from the skin and cut into large dice. Reserve.

3. In a large saucepan, combine the cranberries, water and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat, then turn down to simmer cooking until the cranberries are tender, about 30 minutes. Transfer to a colander, drain the cranberries and reserve the cooking liquid. Add enough additional cranberry juice to the cooking liquid to measure 4 cups and return to the saucepan.

4. Bring the cranberry liquids to a simmer over medium high heat. Add the couscous and cover with a tight fitting lid. Stir occasionally, cooking until tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a large oven proof casserole. Add the cooked cranberries, roasted shallots, squash, chives and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with a lid or foil and keep warm in the oven until serving.

Serving Size: 1 cup

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 8
Per Serving
Calories 246 Carbohydrate 54 g
Fat 2 g Fiber 4 g
Protein 5 g Saturated Fat 0 g
Sodium 10 mg    


This recipe can be personalized for your nutritional needs when you join the FoodFit Plan -- our healthy lifestyle program for lasting weight-loss.

FoodFit is a part of HealthCentral
© 1999- The HealthCentral Network, Inc., Copyright All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use