Cous Cous Stuffed Peppers

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I burnt grilled cheese last night.

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I can make handmade gnocchi & the most glorious eggplant parmesan, but I truly burnt the absolute crap out of a grilled cheese.

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I’m ashamed, really. So much so that I tried to hide the smell before Garrett got home. I was opening up windows, lighting candles & flapping my wings in the air trying to get it to dissipate.

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He comes in & is like, “umm dinner smells nice……” Do you know what he did next? Ate the burnt grilled cheese anyways. My heart skipped a beat. That is LOVE, people. Share this on FB instead ofΒ those heinous articles titled, “83 things your future husband MUST do for you daily.” Marry a man who eats your burnt crap. It’s really simple.

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I also fed him a frozen pizza that was still frozen once & he asked me to marry him not long after so.



Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: 2


  • 3 red bell peppers, halved
  • 2 cups of cous cous, cooked
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 4-6 oz. of goat cheese
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 cup of panko breadcrumbs
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Arrange peppers in a baking dish, cut side up + drizzle with 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes or until ever so slightly charred
  • Meanwhile, heat other tbsp. of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  • Add onion + S+P, cook until soft about 3-4 minutes
  • Add zucchini + S+P, cook until soft & slightly browned, another 4-5 minutes
  • Add garlic, cook another minute
  • Turn off heat + stir in cous cous + goat cheese + S+P + lemon juice
  • Stuff the peppers with the cous cous mixture
  • Top with breadcrumbs + bake for another 15-20 minutes
  • Scoop up pepper in your hand + stuff it in your mouth as much as possible

23 thoughts on “Cous Cous Stuffed Peppers

  1. Jasmine S. says:

    This looks delicious! Love stuffed peppers, but never tried them with cous cous. Also, my husband once made the mistake of telling me that even if he didn’t like something I made, he wouldn’t tell me. Now I have food trust issues!


    • Rachel says:

      OMG mine did the EXACT same thing. He told me only one time that he didn’t like something…..3 weeks after I served it to him. Definitely some food trust issues going on in our home, too!!


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