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One-Pot Enchilada Pasta

I love this cozy enchilada pasta dish because it is ready in less than 30 minutes and is full of healthy ingredients—just what a busy weeknight meal calls for. —Nora Rušhev, Reitnau, Switzerland

Sausage ‘n’ Black Bean Pasta

For a hot and hearty meal, try this super-quick, super-easy pasta dish you can fix in a flash. Serve up...


Black Bean Pasta

3 reviews

"Here is one of my favorite light recipes," says Stephanie Land of Sudbury, Ontario. With zip from cumin and red...


Bean and Ham Pasta

1 review

In Concord, California, Maureen De Garmo assembles this pleasant pasta medley that's brimming with ham, corn and black beans. "If...


Penne with Veggies ‘n’ Black Beans

Chock-full of zucchini, tomatoes, sweet pepper and carrots, this hearty pasta dish puts your garden harvest to good use. "For...

Spicy Chili Mac

45 reviews

Family and friends love this recipe. I use three power foods: tomatoes, black beans and olive oil, plus whole wheat...


Cheesy Black Bean Lasagna

9 reviews

This is one of my family's absolute favorite meatless meals. I came up with this variation on lasagna to help...

Southwest Bean and Chicken Pasta

7 reviews

"My wife, Jennie, is a wonderful cook who’s generally skeptical about my kitchen experiments. But she likes this recipe well...


Fettuccine with Black Bean Sauce

6 reviews

When my husband needed to go on a heart-smart diet, I had to come up with new ways to get...


Vegetarian Black Bean Pasta

25 reviews

This was something I created as a teenager, back when I was a vegetarian. Now that my daughter doesn't eat...


Southwestern Pork & Pasta

2 reviews

This filling dish is packed with family-pleasing flavor. Also try it with boneless, skinless chicken breast instead of pork. —Nicole...

Vegetarian Tortilla Lasagna

2 reviews

You won't miss the meat in this savory delight. The layered main course is as tasty as it is impressive....


Penne with Veggies and Black Beans

2 reviews

Chock-full of zucchini, tomatoes, sweet pepper and carrots, this hearty pasta dish puts your garden harvest to good use. For...