Quick and easy #MeatlessMeal for dinner tonight!

Delicious and super filling

December 11, 2018

Whether you're vegetarian, like me, trying to do #MeatlessMonday or just looking for a delicious and quick dinner idea... I found a great weeknight option for you!  

Got this from one of my favorite food bloggers, Monique of Ambitious Kitchen!  She shares a lot of great meat and veggies options that are super easy and delicious.  This one is the Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Cheddar Couscous.  Recipe/pics and instructions for you below.  If you make it, please share pics and thoughts with me!  Facebook/Instagram/Twitter @mollyonthemix or email: molly.cruz@entercom.com :) Happy cooking! 

For the butternut squash - preheat oven to 400
4 cups cubed butternut squash (from about 2 pounds butternut squash)
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ tablespoon pure maple syrup
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Freshly ground salt and pepper

and bake for about 20 mins..  flipping/stirring up at about 15 mins to get all the edges nice and crispy

For the broccoli cheddar couscous:
1 3/4 cup water or low sodium veggie broth
1 cup couscous - I like pearl, but you can use israeli 
1 medium head broccoli, cut into small florets (about 3 ½ cups broccoli florets) - I used a bag of frozen florets, because I'm lazy
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese - or more to your liking!  I like it real cheesy! 
Freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste

I also added a bit of paprika, cayenne and salt/pepper too!  

To keep it truly vegetarian, I added 1 can of drained and rinsed chickpeas directly to couscous once it is done cooking.

Once everything is done, mix it all up and serve!  Check out the original recipe from Ambitious Kitchen here :)