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Three-Vegetable Pasta Sauce

In an effort to sneak vegetables into my family’s food, I created this zesty sauce of cauliflowerets, baby spinach and tomatoes. —Chase Miller, Gatesville, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    3 cups


  • 2 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Hot cooked pasta


  • In a large saucepan, place a steamer basket over 1 in. of water. Place cauliflowerets in basket. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer; steam, covered, 10-12 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly.
  • Place cauliflower in a food processor; process until pureed. Transfer to a large saucepan; stir in tomatoes, spinach, salt and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, about 2 hours or until flavors are blended, stirring occasionally. Serve with pasta.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup (calculated without pasta): 61 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 595mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein.

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