Fettuccine with Black Bean Sauce Recipe
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Fettuccine with Black Bean Sauce Recipe

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"When my husband needed to go on a heart-smart diet, I had to come up with new ways to get more vegetables into our daily menus. This meatless spaghetti sauce is a winner and especially delicious with spinach fettuccine!"—Marianne Neuman of East Troy, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 6 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups garden-style pasta sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 350 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 761mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 8g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute green pepper and onion in oil until tender. Stir in the pasta sauce, black beans and seasonings.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Drain fettuccine. Top with sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Ragu Super Vegetable Primavera pasta sauce.
Originally published as Fettuccine with Black Bean Sauce in Light & Tasty June/July 2007, p17

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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aburgstede User ID: 2978775 166102
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"quick & easy and that's what I like! Tastes great, basically a dressed up vegetarian spaghetti."

chandra_24 User ID: 7042813 67678
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"This was an awesome twist during our weekly meals. My family loves pasta, but with this black bean sauce it has just enough flavor and tastes great! I could easily see putting some type of meat with this recipe too!"

janet.peach User ID: 6635336 95155
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"My family loves the "chunkiness" of this sauce. Tonight I added ground beef and substituted diced zucchini squash for the green pepper. It made a very hearty meal for four teenagers!"

Pennsylvania Pattie User ID: 2061951 164000
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"My mom used to do this when we were kids. Just putting a drained can of black beans into spaghetti sauce instead of ground beef really mixes things up - and it's pretty good!"

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