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Weight Watchers of Greater Mississippi Recipe, Penne with Roasted Cauliflower and Feta, This month's healthy Weight Watchers recipe is Cajun Shrimp with Garlicky Shrimp Grits 5 SmartPoints per serving. Weight Watchers of Greater Mississippi offers a new healthy recipe monthly and provides the SmartPoints Value per serving for the recipe you are cooking.

Penne with roasted cauliflower and feta

Serves 4 - Vegetarian

5 SmartPoints® Per serving (2 cups)


  • 2  (12 ounce) bags fresh cauliflower florets, cut into 1½-inch pieces
  • 1  red onion, sliced
  • 3/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon black pepper
  • 2  garlic cloves, minced
  • 2  teaspoons minced fresh oregano, plus additional for garnish
  • 6  ounces whole wheat penne
  • 1/2  cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • 1  teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Chopped fresh mint, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450° F. Spray large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Place cauliflower and onion in prepared pan. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper and lightly spray with olive oil nonstick spray. Toss to coat and spread vegetables in single layer. Roast until crisp-tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in garlic and 2 teaspoons oregano. Spray again with olive oil nonstick spray and roast until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes longer.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving ½ cup cooking water.
  4. Return pasta to same pot. Stir in cauliflower mixture, feta, oil, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and enough reserved cooking water to evenly moisten pasta and vegetables. Divide among 4 plates and sprinkle with addition oregano and fresh mint if using.


If you use a head of cauliflower and cut your own florets, you will need about 6 cups of florets for this recipe.