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Fettuccine with Black Bean Sauce Recipe

Fettuccine with Black Bean Sauce Recipe

"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. YIELD: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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 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.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Ragu Super Vegetable Primavera pasta sauce.

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.

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2017

"I'm a big fan of pasta and loved the sauce. A lot different than your basic red sauce with meat"

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

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

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!"

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
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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