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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

Ingredients

  • 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

3/4 cup pasta with 3/4 cup sauce and 3 tablespoons cheese equals 350 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 761 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup pasta with 3/4 cup sauce and 3 tablespoons cheese equals 350 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 761 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

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

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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!

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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!

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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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