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Pasta With Bean Marinara

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Instead of meat sauce, this recipe uses bean sauce to make a delicious vegan Italian dinner
meatless marinara
The Better Bean Company

This recipe was contributed by The Better Bean Company.

This recipe is a protein-packed vegan alternative to your typical pasta with meat sauce. Skip the beef and use beans instead to kick the fiber, and the flavor, up a notch!

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Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Cuban spiced black beans, preferably Better Bean Cuban Black Beans
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 baby bella mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • One 16-ounce box penne pasta
  • One 24-ounce jar jar Marinara sauce
  • 4 Ounces vegan mozzarella cheese (or Parmesan if non-vegan)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Cook pasta accordingly.

Heat oil in skillet, then add chopped garlic, onion and mushrooms.

Cook ingredients for about 5 minutes on medium.

Add Marinara to skillet, then add the Cuban Black Beans and stir.

Let this cook for about 5 more minutes.

For each serving, place one quarter of the cooked pasta in a bowl, and top with one quarter of the sauce and cheese to taste. Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving791
Total Fat12g18%
Sugar22gN/A
Saturated2g12%
Cholesterol3mg1%
Protein32g64%
Carbs139g46%
Vitamin A180µg20%
Vitamin B120.2µg3.9%
Vitamin B60.7mg34.4%
Vitamin C7mg11%
Vitamin E5mg24%
Vitamin K31µg39%
Calcium319mg32%
Fiber15g61%
Folate (food)269µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)269µg67%
Iron6mg31%
Magnesium192mg48%
Monounsaturated5gN/A
Niacin (B3)10mg50%
Phosphorus632mg90%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium1750mg50%
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg26.4%
Sodium953mg40%
Thiamin (B1)0.6mg41.1%
Zinc4mg29%