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Mediterranean Meatballs with Couscous

Mediterranean Meatballs with Couscous is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
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4 servings

These ain't your mama's meatballs! These are made with ground pork, cream cheese and pimento-stuffed green olives and served over hot couscous.

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  • Mix first 8 ingredients until well blended; shape into 24 balls, using about 2 Tbsp. for each.
  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add meatballs; cook 5 to 6 min. or until evenly browned, turning occasionally. Add sauce; simmer on medium-low heat 10 to 15 min. or until meatballs are done (160ºF).
  • Serve over couscous.

Healthy Living

Save 100 calories and 11g of fat, including 3g of saturated fat, per serving by preparing with extra-lean ground beef.

How to Easily Make Meatballs

Use small cookie scoop to portion the meat mixture for each meatball.


  • 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 660
Total fat 35g
Saturated fat 11g
Cholesterol 150mg
Sodium 1100mg
Carbohydrate 52g
Dietary fiber 5g
Sugars 3g
Protein 32g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 20 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am not a fan of green olives and was hesitant to try this recipe but what a wonderful surprise. I am not a fan of green olives and was hesitant to try this recipe but what a wonderful surprise. These meatballs are great and so good with couscous. I would never have thought of using the two togther. My husband has to closely watch his vitamin K intake but this fit perfectly in his diet. Please give this recipe a try you will like it. Oh, makes lots so I froze some for later use and they reheated perfectly.
Date published: 2013-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a crowd pleaser! What a crowd pleaser! Even my three and five-year-old cleaned their plates! Don't worry about the green olives with kids, they weren't overwhelming. In fact, my kids didn't even notice them. I used extra-lean ground beef to save on calories and fat, but you wouldn't be able to tell the dish was light.
Date published: 2010-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from These meatballs are just ok. These meatballs are just ok. I used beef, doubled the oregano and the garlic and they still didn't have much of a flavor. I did like the hint of green olive flavor and will make them again but with a lot more spice.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband says 10 1/2 stars! My husband says 10 1/2 stars! This recipe is absolutely delicious! I am very happy with how it came out! :)
Date published: 2011-08-21
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