The Best Easy Vegan Baked Couscous One-Pot Dinner

If you adore easy, vibrant comfort food then this flavor-packed one-pot couscous dish is for you. Featuring peppers, apples, tomatoes, and onions it’s a super simple, super tasty cozy rustic dinner that’s so good it will be snarfed down in minutes.

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This Easy Vegan Baked Couscous one-pot dinner is loaded with savory ingredients, sweet almost Caramelized onions, spicy peppers, and cheesy deliciousness that’s irresistibly tasty. 

These vegan couscous bowls are not only colorful, healthy, and delicious to the core, they are also super easy to make and meal prep friendly. It’s a welcome easy weeknight dinner amid the somewhat crazy life I’ve been living lately.

So, let’s dive into the details and get straight to the point.

What ingredients do you need to make an easy vegan couscous bake?

Not a lot. This recipe is simple and made with easy to get ingredients. All that’s needed is:

  • Couscous 
  • Apples
  • Bell peppers 
  • Tomatoes 
  • Red onions
  • Vegan cheese
  • Green pesto 
  • Spices

Frequently asked questions

What kind of vegan cheese should I use?

You can use your preferred type for this recipe. The important thing is that the cheese has a good melting quality. I like to use vegan cheddar or vegan pizza cheese because they generally melt well and become deliciously cheesy.

Can I bake the couscous in a casserole?

Yes, you can make it in any type of oven-safe baking dish. A casserole with a lid or a baking pan covered with tinfoil will both do the trick. 

How can I make this recipe gluten-free?

You can replace the couscous with quinoa for a gluten-free version. Another gluten-free option is to replace couscous with rice. Or you can even get gluten-free couscous made with cornflour at most grocery stores. All those options will work really well in this recipe.

So, how is this easy vegan baked couscous dinner that’s ready in 30-minutes dinner made? It’s very simple. Just:

Instructions

  • Cook the couscous as instructed on the package, but add 2 tablespoons green pesto, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Once the couscous is done, fluff it with a fork. 
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Add all the sliced vegetables to a deep baking dish and season with paprika, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. Top with the couscous and drizzle with olive oil. Use a spoon or fork to mix a little bit (not too much as you want the couscous to cover the veggies like a lid). 
  • Sprinkle the cheese on top and cover the dish with tin foil or a lid.Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Remove the lid for the last 5 minutes of cooking to make the cheese golden and lightly crispy.Serve with a garnish of fresh basil and enjoy.

The Best Easy Vegan Baked Couscous One-Pot Dinner

If you adore easy, vibrant comfort food then this flavor-packed one-pot couscous dish is for you. Featuring peppers, apples, tomatoes, and onions it’s a super simple, super tasty cozy rustic dinner that’s so good it will be snarfed down in minutes.
This Easy Vegan Baked Couscous one-pot dinner is loaded with savory ingredients, sweet almost Caramelized onions, spicy peppers, and cheesy deliciousness that’s irresistibly tasty. 
These vegan couscous bowls are not only colorful, healthy, and delicious to the core, they are also super easy to make and meal prep friendly. It’s a welcome easy weeknight dinner amid the somewhat crazy life I’ve been living lately.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Cooked Couscous
  • 2 Apples Sliced
  • 2 large Tomatoes Sliced
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers Sliced
  • 1 Red Onion Cut into wedges
  • ½ cup Vegan Cheese Vegan Mozzarella or vegan cheddar
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tsp Thyme
  • 4 tbsp Green Pesto Vegan

Instructions

  • Cook the couscous as instructed on the package, but add 2 tablespoons green pesto, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Once the couscous is done, fluff it with a fork. 
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Add all the sliced vegetables to a deep baking dish and season with paprika, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. Top with the couscous and drizzle with olive oil. Use a spoon or fork to mix a little bit (not too much as you want the couscous to cover the veggies like a lid). 
  • Sprinkle the cheese on top and cover the dish with tin foil or a lid.
    Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Remove the lid for the last 5 minutes of cooking to make the cheese golden and lightly crispy.
    Serve with a garnish of fresh basil and enjoy.

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