Vegetarian Black Bean Pasta Recipe
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Vegetarian Black Bean Pasta Recipe

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This was something I created as a teenager, back when I was a vegetarian. Now that my daughter doesn't eat meat, she asks for this dinner several times a week. —Ashlynn Azar, Beaverton, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 9 ounces uncooked whole wheat fettuccine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-3/4 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 255 calories, 3g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 9g fiber), 12g protein Diabetic Exchanges:3 starch, 1 lean meat 1/2 fat


  1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in black beans, tomatoes, rosemary and oregano; heat through. Stir in spinach until wilted. Drain fettuccine; add to bean mixture and toss to combine. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Black Bean Pasta in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p60

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Jun. 25, 2016

"I followed the recipe as written and as another reviewer stated, it was kind of bland. I added sea salt, fresh ground pepper, and a little crushed red pepper to liven up the flavor. I believe the recipe would taste great with cannelini beans substituted for the black beans."

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2016

"I'm dumbfounded by the rave reviews. I followed the recipe exactly and this was so bland."

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2016

"Easy to prepare and even easier to eat! I used black beans that I had soaked and cooked the day before and fresh tomatoes in order to lower the sodium a bit. This meal was very well received by my husband and teenaged son."

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

"Not a favorite dish with my teenagers but my husband liked it. Flavors were good. Quick to put together. Satisfying."

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2015

"Made this for the first time last night. Just before serving I added a bit of feta cheese.Yummy! have some leftovers so tonight I will add some smoked sausage. I will definitely be making this again."

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