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Whole Wheat Rigatoni with Cauliflower, Wilted Arugula, Feta & Olives

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1 lb. Whole Wheat Pasta of your choice
1 T. Salt
1 medium size head Cauliflower, trimmed and cut into bite size pieces
3 T. Olive Oil
1/2 each: Red, Yellow & Green Bell Peppers, cut into medium dice
3-4 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 can (28 oz.) Crushed Tomatoes
1 t. Italian Seasoning
1/4 C. coarsely chopped, pitted Kalamata Olives
4 C. (about 4 oz.) Arugula or Spinach (I used Spinach)
3/4 C. crumbled Feta Cheese
Freshly ground Black Pepper


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

Meanwhile, heat oil in a 10" 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, seasonings and olives; simmer sauce 5 minutes. Add sauce to pasta, along with reserved cooking liquid, spinach and feta cheese. Toss, seasoning to taste with black pepper. -406 Calories per serving-

Number Of Servings: 6

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Steve found this recipe in the Parade Sunday paper magazine and thought I would like it. He was Right! Excellent Pasta dish :)

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