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Vegetarian Black Bean Pasta Recipe

Vegetarian Black Bean Pasta Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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; serve with bean mixture. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup bean mixture with 2/3 cup pasta equals 255 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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