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Penne with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce
with roasted rosemary cauliflower

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
Jarred roasted red peppers are a great shortcut for weeknight dinners. Pureed with just a few other ingredients, we create a cream sauce in minutes to coat our penne. Paired with roasted cauliflower, you'll love the flavors of this easy weeknight dinner.


Penne with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves , minced
  • Onions - 1 , chopped
  • Red peppers, roasted (12 oz) - 1 jar , chopped
  • Parsley - 2 Tbsp , chopped
  • Penne - 8 to 10 oz
  • Oil, cooking - 2 tsp
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Cream - 1/2 cup
  • Cheese, parmesan - 4 oz , grated
  • Feta - 2 oz , crumbled
Roasted Rosemary Cauliflower with Feta:
  • Rosemary, fresh - 2 tsp , chopped
  • Cauliflower - 1 head , chopped
  • Oil, olive - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Oregano - 1 tsp
  • Feta - 2 oz , crumbled


  1. Rosemary / Cauliflower - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Garlic / Onions / Roasted red peppers / Parsley - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)

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  1. Heat oven to 500F / 260C.
  2. Spread cauliflower out onto a sheet pan and cover tightly with foil. ‘Steam’ in oven for 10 minutes.
  3. While cauliflower cooks, start a pot of water for pasta. Salt boiling water and cook pasta until al dente (tender but still with a bite).
  4. Prepare sauce by heating a saute pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil and then onions and garlic with a sprinkle of salt to heated oil. Saute until softened, ~3 minutes.
  5. Stir in milk, cream, and parmesan cheese until cheese has melted.
  6. Add red peppers and puree with an immersion blender until you get a smooth sauce. Fold in pasta and stir until it’s coated in sauce.
  7. Once cauliflower has steamed for 10 minutes, remove foil. Toss with olive oil, rosemary, and oregano. Roast for 15 to 25 minutes, shaking and rotating midway through until cauliflower is golden. Toss with feta hot out of the oven. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve pasta with parsley and feta. Enjoy with roasted cauliflower on the side!



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