Merguez Sausage Recipe With Cannellini Beans and Spinach

Spiced merguez couscous

  • serves 4
  • A little effort

This Moroccan-style supper for four of spiced merguez couscous not only tastes delicious, but costs under £3 per person. It's also ready in just 30 minutes, making it perfect for a midweek meal.



  • olive oil
  • merguez sausages 8
  • red onion 1, halved and thinly sliced
  • red pepper 1, cut into chunks
  • courgettes 2 small, halved lengthways and sliced
  • tomatoes 2, roughly chopped
  • chicken stock
  • harissa paste 2 tbsp
  • couscous 200g 
  • parsley or coriander a handful of leaves


  • Step 1

    Heat a little oil in a large frying pan and cook the sausages until they are golden brown all over. Scoop out of the pan, then add the onion and pepper, and fry until they are soft and translucent.

  • Step 2

    Add the courgette and tomato, and cook for a few minutes, then add 300ml chicken stock and the harissa paste. Slice the sausages into chunks on the diagonal, and add them back to the pan. Season, and simmer everything for 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, put the couscous in a bowl and pour over enough chicken stock to come 1cm above the couscous. Cover with clingfilm and leave for 10 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Serve the couscous in bowls with the merguez stew and scatter with herbs.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 551
  • Fat 29.8g
  • Saturates 11.5g
  • Carbs 37.9g
  • Fibre 4.1g
  • Protein 31g
  • Salt 2.2g