Pomegranate stuffing in a bowl

Pomegranate stuffing

  • serves 6
  • A little effort

This Middle Eastern-style stuffing looks beautiful with its pomegranate seeds, pistachios, apricots and cranberries and can be used to stuff and flavour a turkey or chicken. It is an easy alternative to a baked stuffing.


Try this pomegranate stuffing, then check out our sage and onion stuffing, chestnut stuffing, pork stuffing and more Christmas stuffing recipes.



  • vegetable or chicken stock 400ml
  • saffron a pinch
  • ready-to-eat apricots a handful, sliced into strips
  • Craisins or dried cranberries a handful
  • butter 50g
  • couscous 200g
  • shelled pistachios 50g, toasted and roughly chopped
  • pomegranate seeds a handful
  • coriander a small bunch, chopped


  • Step 1

    Bring the veg stock to a simmer in a pan. Add saffron and apricots (and cranberries, if using) and stir. Simmer very gently for 2-3 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Put the couscous, butter and ½ tsp salt in a bowl. Tip in the boiling stock, stir, then cover with clingfilm. Leave for 5 minutes, then fluff up with a fork and stir in pistachios, pomegranate and coriander.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 227
  • Fat 12.1g
  • Carbs 27.2g
  • Fibre 1g
  • Protein 4.1g
  • Salt 0.84g