In Moroccan homes, making couscous is an expression of love, generosity, and hospitality. The process feels both celebratory and communal; it’s a good dish around which to build a cooking party. So if you are ready for a Moroccan Inspired couscous recipe here is a delicious, spicy couscous with sausage ragout! 

Simple ingredients, new aromas and lots of love are enough to bring a festive experience to our kitchens. For this recipe: Use whole Martino Couscous, some spicy sausages and a glass of red wine for a decadent Moroccan experience. And if you want to go the extra mile grab some fresh eggs and transform this recipe in a Moroccan Merguez Ragout with Poached Eggs in no time! 

Here is how to prepare this Couscous with sausage ragout sauce and maybe poached eggs! 

Recipe by Sara Bonaccorsi



  • 200 ml of water 
  • Salt as needed 
  • 200 grams of Whole Martino Couscous
  • For the Sausage Ragout 
  • 1 Onion
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil as needed 
  • 1-2 Sausages 
  • ½ Glass of Red wine 
  • 1 cup Tomato sauce 
  • Eggs (optional)


Hydrate couscous

In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, pour 200 ml of water, add a pinch of salt and one tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Bring it to a simmer. 

Turn off the heat and pour evenly 200 grams of Martino whole couscous. Cover with a lid and let the couscous absorb all the water slowly for about 4-5 minutes. After the necessary time, fluff the couscous with the help of a fork to avoid any lumps from forming and to obtain the perfect texture.

Prepare your ingredients: 

To begin with clean and chop one middle-sized onion. Next, squeeze the meat from the sausages in a small bowl and set aside. Remember for an extra flavor of this recipe chooses spicy sausages! 

Finally, grab one cup of tomato sauce and get ready to cook your delicious sausage ragout! 

Prepare the sausage ragout sauce 

Use a medium non-stick pan to prepare the sausage ragout! Sprinkle with extra virgin olive oil and toss the freshly chopped onions. Let the onions sauté for a while and add the sausage meat! Continue cooking until the meat is well cooked and the onions are golden. 

Pour half a cup of red wine and let the mixture cook until the alcohol completely evaporates and only the wonderful wine smell and the taste is left. Finally, add the tomatoes sauce and salt to your preference. 


In a serving plate pour the freshly hydrated couscous. With the help of a spoon pour the aromatic sausage ragout sauce on top. For some decadence grated parmesan cheese on top and decorate with fresh basil leaves. Make sure to serve hot with a glass of Italian Red wine!


If you are looking for a Moroccan spicy recipe you can make a small variation to the Couscous with sausage ragout and you will end up with a delicious Moroccan Merguez Ragout with Poached Eggs. 

How to make it? 

When the ragout sauce is cooking and before you switch the fire off crack 2-3 eggs (whites and yolk) on top of the sauce. Cover with a lid and lower the heat. Cook for approximately 5 minutes until the egg whites are cooked while the yolks are still soft! 

When you serve it on top of the couscous make sure to add enough ragout sauce and one poached egg for each serving! What a great sensation when you mix the sausages sauce with the mild couscous flavor and the running egg yolks! Pure deliciousness! 

This recipe is ideal for a family lunch! It is even perfect for a Sunday meal with the whole family accompanied with red wine. The spices, the sausage ragout, and the mild couscous flavor will bring a smell of Morocco to your home. It is delicious, easy to prepare and of course healthy and balanced. If you are looking for more fast and healthy recipes for the whole family make sure to subscribe to Martino’s Newsletter to receive them directly in your inbox.

If you are hosting a family lunch over waves of laughter, chatters and maybe some red wine we encourage you to serve a traditional Italian rocket salad with grape tomatoes and balsamic vinegar – followed by mouth-watering Moroccan Couscous with sausage ragout sauce and maybe poached eggs!. When you’re done eating, leave us a comment to tell us about how much you enjoyed that Sunday lunch! 

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