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Chicken Spinach Pizza Couscous Casserole

Pizza Casserole with Couscous

this pizza casserole is not only quick and easy to make but also nutritious, with ingredients like chicken, whole wheat couscous, and spinach!
Course Dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 395kcal


  • 1 ½ cups (280g) dry Moroccan couscous
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small diced onion (can use red or yellow)
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 6 big handfuls of baby spinach
  • 2 cups (200g) cooked chicken
  • 1 ½ cups homemade or store-bought tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded or fresh mozzarella cheese


  • Cook couscous: pour 1 ½ cups of water into a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Pour couscous into the saucepan. Stir well. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish with olive oil. Set aside.
  • Add oil to a large pan or skillet and saute onions and mushrooms over medium heat for 5-8 minutes, or until softened. Add tomato paste and mix thoroughly. Next, stir in spinach and chicken and cook for about 2-3 minutes until spinach just starts to wilt.
  • Evenly spread the couscous in the prepared baking dish. Spread sauce over the couscous. Make a layer of the vegetables and chicken. Finally spread 1 cup of mozzarella on top. If preparing ahead, stop here and wrap the dish with plastic wrap and then foil.
  • Bake, covered, for about 20-25 minutes.


Storage tips: 
Transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
For a vegetarian version, you can swap out chicken with tofu or beans.


Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 143mg | Fiber: 7g | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 3mg