Food Recipes Pasta With Peppers and Mozzarella 4.1 (283) 3 Reviews By Sara Quessenberry Sara Quessenberry Sara Quessenberry is a recipe developer, food stylist, and cookbook author with nearly two decades of experience in the culinary arts. She was a food stylist and recipe developer at Real Simple for five years. She's currently the food director at doitDelicious.com. Highlights: * Food director at doitDelicious.com * Collaborates with Jessica Seinfeld on recipes for her cookbooks and website * Wrote an award-winning cookbook, The Good Neighbor Cookbook Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines and Kate Merker Kate Merker Kate Merker is the chief food director at Hearst Magazines. She has over two decades of experience producing food content for print and digital publications, including Real Simple. Highlights: * At Real Simple, Kate worked her way up from editorial assistant to senior food editor * Served as food and nutrition director at Woman's Day for seven years * Joined Hearst Magazines as chief food director (2017) Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 29, 2014 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Anna Williams Hands On Time: 10 mins Total Time: 20 mins Yield: 4 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 12 ounces short pasta (such as gemelli or penne; about 4 cups) ¼ cup olive oil 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 bunches arugula, thick stems removed (about 6 cups) 12 ounces bocconcini (small balls of fresh mozzarella), cut in half, or fresh mozzarella, cut into bite-size pieces kosher salt and pepper Directions Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water, drain the pasta, and set aside. Wipe out the pot. Heat the oil in the pasta pot over medium heat. Add the bell peppers and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the peppers are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the arugula, bocconcini, cooked pasta, reserved pasta water, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring, until the arugula is just wilted, about 1 minute. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 684 Calories 30g Fat 72g Carbs 36g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 684 % Daily Value * Total Fat 30g 38% Saturated Fat 12g 60% Cholesterol 39mg 13% Sodium 1235mg 54% Total Carbohydrate 72g 26% Total Sugars 6g Protein 36g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.