Instant Pot

Toasted Pearl Couscous with Butternut Squash, Kidney Beans and Feta

4 Servings

50 minutes 30 minutes active

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This simple but satisfying vegetarian dish gets loads of flavor simply by toasting the pearl couscous to bring out notes of nuttiness and caramelization. Butternut squash adds color and subtle sweetness, while kidney beans and a good dose of cumin bring earthiness and savoriness. A sprinkling of sharp, salty feta cheese to finish is a perfect counterbalance. The lemon, dill and feta are added after cooking is complete, so if you’re aiming to be efficient, prep these ingredients after programming the pot.




Don't skip the 5-minute rest after stirring in the kidney beans, lemon and dill. The couscous needs the time to finish cooking in the pot's residual heat.

50 minutes

30 minutes active



Elizabeth S.
December 6, 2022
Make without insta-pot
Any suggestions on making this without an insta-pot? It looks fantastic but I need to make it on stove and/or in oven…