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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


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Vegetarian Black Bean Pasta

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jobarmus2 User ID: 3563020 252848
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2016

"My husband and I loved this! I added black pepper,some fire roasted peppers,used thyme in place of the rosemary. Added shredded parmesan cheese before serving. Definitely will be making again."

mlworden User ID: 3943617 249773
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."

veggiemama User ID: 4640590 246996
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2016

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

Sashacat954 User ID: 7775028 246038
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."

robbrd User ID: 1292786 245329
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

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

laurel kreisel User ID: 3540615 234150
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."

ms11145 User ID: 1604521 232918
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2015

"Perfect dish for Meatless Monday. I added grated parmesan right before serving. Will definitely be making this again."

annrms User ID: 2649709 229649
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2015

"This was one of the recipes at our Simple & Delicious porch party. I substituted rotini pasta for the fettuccine. I served it with some freshly grated Parmesan and used fresh rosemary instead of dried. Yummy!"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 229601
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2015

"Made this for friends, everyone loved it! Made for a yummy lunch the next day too."

jesssiika User ID: 8288259 222570
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"If i don't put black beans in eat will it taste just as good or should I substitute with something else? Looks really yummy! I just don't like beans..."

JenniferH. User ID: 4511406 121075
Reviewed May. 20, 2014

"Very easy and was even better when you add crab"

Irish_blue User ID: 2930781 110126
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"Super fast and excellent dish! Even my husband likes this!! It's a keeper!"

scubacas User ID: 5298067 121070
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2010

"This was very quick and easy to make...I measured all ingrediants and servings and I only got 4.5 servings."

joedebfry User ID: 265172 190072
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2010

"Great flavor, quick and easy. I served it over brown rice (rather than pasta) for a gluten free meal."

knatkin User ID: 2754584 171606
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"VERY good flavor and super easy to make! This is a new staple in my house for a quick and nutritious dinner!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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