This convenient recipe makes getting two meals on the table a snap.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a generous 2 quarts of water and salt to a boil in a large soup kettle; add pasta and cook, partially covered, for 4 minutes. Add cauliflower and cook, partially covered, until pasta and cauliflower are tender, about 6 minutes longer. Reserve 1 cup of cooking liquid, drain pasta and return top pot.

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  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a 10-inch skillet. Add peppers, and saute until tender, about 4 minutes. Add garlic; continue to saute until golden and fragrant, about 1 minute longer. Add tomatoes, seasoning and olives; simmer sauce about 5 minutes. Add sauce to pasta, along with reserved cooking liquid, arugula and 1/2 cup feta. Toss, seasoning to taste with pepper. Serve with additional feta.

  • For lunch, pack pasta and extra feta in leakproof containers. Warm pasta in microwave and top with feta.

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Copyright 2005 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts

404 calories; protein 15.7g; carbohydrates 60.9g; fat 13.6g; cholesterol 16.7mg; sodium 1550.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2009
We loved how this came out but I did change a couple of major things. I felt the tomato sauce and feta would overpower the diverse flavors of the arugula cauliflower garlic and olives so I left it out completely. I added a tablespoon of diced sundried tomatoes and served with parmesan. It was surprising how well this unlikely combination of ingredients melded together in taste. I'll keep this recipe on hand for when I'm in the mood to change up from the standard pasta tomato or cream-based sauce. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2006
This recipe was ok. Felt like it was missing something though not sure what. Might make again with beans hoping it will enhance the flavor as the recipe is very healthy and could be used as a good base recipe. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2009
We loved how this came out but I did change a couple of major things. I felt the tomato sauce and feta would overpower the diverse flavors of the arugula cauliflower garlic and olives so I left it out completely. I added a tablespoon of diced sundried tomatoes and served with parmesan. It was surprising how well this unlikely combination of ingredients melded together in taste. I'll keep this recipe on hand for when I'm in the mood to change up from the standard pasta tomato or cream-based sauce. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2007
Used about 3/4 of the 1lb box of pasta yellow and orange bell pepper the whole 14oz can of crushed tomatoes a bit more Italian seasoning and spinach. This is really good. Will definitely make this one again. Thanks! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2008
This recipe was very delicious. I left out the olives since I don't like them and I sauteed onions along with the pepper and garlic. Since I added the onions I used less cauliflower. I also used a 28 oz can of peeled tomatoes instead of using a smaller can of crushed tomatoes and I didn't need the reserved liquid. I will definitely be making this again. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2010
Love this recipe. I had to eliminate some of the ingredients cause I didn't have them on hand but the basic penne cauliflower (and broccoli I added) spinach and cheese combo was awesome. I left out the tomatoes although my sister added some sauce to hers and liked it. If I had the olives and pepper it would have been even better. Oh I added a can of cannelinni beans too. Made great leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2008
love this!! try this recipe its really good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2006
This recipe was ok. Felt like it was missing something though not sure what. Might make again with beans hoping it will enhance the flavor as the recipe is very healthy and could be used as a good base recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2012
Very yummy! I used a can of tomato sauce in place of the crushed tomatoes cause that's what I had. Loved the arugula in this...so delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2008
This is really healthy but the flavors didn't seem to come together very well. If I make it again I think I'd use more tomato. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2011
I think the 1 Tablespoon of salt in the ingredients must be a mistake...I just used 1 TEASPOON. Read More
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