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Pasta With Bean Marinara

Pasta With Bean Marinara


Instead of meat sauce, this recipe uses bean sauce to make a delicious vegan Italian dinner

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

White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara

I LOVE pasta! So does my family. Fortunately, my kids were offered whole wheat pasta since birth and they are very happy whenever I serve it. In honor of National Pasta Month, I’m blogging about how pasta fits well into my busy lifestyle. It’s quick, easy (my kids can make it) and provides my family a great source of fiber. Whole grain pasta is a great foundation for a healthy meal – it boosts energy, satisfies hunger, and easily pairs with vegetables and lean proteins to create delicious meals. Meatless meals are a challenge for many people, mostly because they need inspiration and ideas. This White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara recipe is super easy and done in 20 minutes. It’s a perfect Meatless Monday meal for the whole family, and as a bonus, it’s vegan as well. One serving provides 94% of the recommended daily intake for Vitamin A, 52% of Vitamin C and 44% of iron. Add shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese for additional flavor and protein if desired. If you like it hot, add crushed red pepper flakes by the 1/8 th teaspoon until you reach your desired level of spiciness. Any shape pasta will work here, though I recommend whole wheat angel hair for first timers trying whole grain pasta. Enjoy!

“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”


White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara

I LOVE pasta! So does my family. Fortunately, my kids were offered whole wheat pasta since birth and they are very happy whenever I serve it. In honor of National Pasta Month, I’m blogging about how pasta fits well into my busy lifestyle. It’s quick, easy (my kids can make it) and provides my family a great source of fiber. Whole grain pasta is a great foundation for a healthy meal – it boosts energy, satisfies hunger, and easily pairs with vegetables and lean proteins to create delicious meals. Meatless meals are a challenge for many people, mostly because they need inspiration and ideas. This White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara recipe is super easy and done in 20 minutes. It’s a perfect Meatless Monday meal for the whole family, and as a bonus, it’s vegan as well. One serving provides 94% of the recommended daily intake for Vitamin A, 52% of Vitamin C and 44% of iron. Add shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese for additional flavor and protein if desired. If you like it hot, add crushed red pepper flakes by the 1/8 th teaspoon until you reach your desired level of spiciness. Any shape pasta will work here, though I recommend whole wheat angel hair for first timers trying whole grain pasta. Enjoy!

“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”


White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara

I LOVE pasta! So does my family. Fortunately, my kids were offered whole wheat pasta since birth and they are very happy whenever I serve it. In honor of National Pasta Month, I’m blogging about how pasta fits well into my busy lifestyle. It’s quick, easy (my kids can make it) and provides my family a great source of fiber. Whole grain pasta is a great foundation for a healthy meal – it boosts energy, satisfies hunger, and easily pairs with vegetables and lean proteins to create delicious meals. Meatless meals are a challenge for many people, mostly because they need inspiration and ideas. This White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara recipe is super easy and done in 20 minutes. It’s a perfect Meatless Monday meal for the whole family, and as a bonus, it’s vegan as well. One serving provides 94% of the recommended daily intake for Vitamin A, 52% of Vitamin C and 44% of iron. Add shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese for additional flavor and protein if desired. If you like it hot, add crushed red pepper flakes by the 1/8 th teaspoon until you reach your desired level of spiciness. Any shape pasta will work here, though I recommend whole wheat angel hair for first timers trying whole grain pasta. Enjoy!

“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”


White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara

I LOVE pasta! So does my family. Fortunately, my kids were offered whole wheat pasta since birth and they are very happy whenever I serve it. In honor of National Pasta Month, I’m blogging about how pasta fits well into my busy lifestyle. It’s quick, easy (my kids can make it) and provides my family a great source of fiber. Whole grain pasta is a great foundation for a healthy meal – it boosts energy, satisfies hunger, and easily pairs with vegetables and lean proteins to create delicious meals. Meatless meals are a challenge for many people, mostly because they need inspiration and ideas. This White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara recipe is super easy and done in 20 minutes. It’s a perfect Meatless Monday meal for the whole family, and as a bonus, it’s vegan as well. One serving provides 94% of the recommended daily intake for Vitamin A, 52% of Vitamin C and 44% of iron. Add shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese for additional flavor and protein if desired. If you like it hot, add crushed red pepper flakes by the 1/8 th teaspoon until you reach your desired level of spiciness. Any shape pasta will work here, though I recommend whole wheat angel hair for first timers trying whole grain pasta. Enjoy!

“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”


White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara

I LOVE pasta! So does my family. Fortunately, my kids were offered whole wheat pasta since birth and they are very happy whenever I serve it. In honor of National Pasta Month, I’m blogging about how pasta fits well into my busy lifestyle. It’s quick, easy (my kids can make it) and provides my family a great source of fiber. Whole grain pasta is a great foundation for a healthy meal – it boosts energy, satisfies hunger, and easily pairs with vegetables and lean proteins to create delicious meals. Meatless meals are a challenge for many people, mostly because they need inspiration and ideas. This White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara recipe is super easy and done in 20 minutes. It’s a perfect Meatless Monday meal for the whole family, and as a bonus, it’s vegan as well. One serving provides 94% of the recommended daily intake for Vitamin A, 52% of Vitamin C and 44% of iron. Add shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese for additional flavor and protein if desired. If you like it hot, add crushed red pepper flakes by the 1/8 th teaspoon until you reach your desired level of spiciness. Any shape pasta will work here, though I recommend whole wheat angel hair for first timers trying whole grain pasta. Enjoy!

“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”


White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara

I LOVE pasta! So does my family. Fortunately, my kids were offered whole wheat pasta since birth and they are very happy whenever I serve it. In honor of National Pasta Month, I’m blogging about how pasta fits well into my busy lifestyle. It’s quick, easy (my kids can make it) and provides my family a great source of fiber. Whole grain pasta is a great foundation for a healthy meal – it boosts energy, satisfies hunger, and easily pairs with vegetables and lean proteins to create delicious meals. Meatless meals are a challenge for many people, mostly because they need inspiration and ideas. This White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara recipe is super easy and done in 20 minutes. It’s a perfect Meatless Monday meal for the whole family, and as a bonus, it’s vegan as well. One serving provides 94% of the recommended daily intake for Vitamin A, 52% of Vitamin C and 44% of iron. Add shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese for additional flavor and protein if desired. If you like it hot, add crushed red pepper flakes by the 1/8 th teaspoon until you reach your desired level of spiciness. Any shape pasta will work here, though I recommend whole wheat angel hair for first timers trying whole grain pasta. Enjoy!

“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”


White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara

I LOVE pasta! So does my family. Fortunately, my kids were offered whole wheat pasta since birth and they are very happy whenever I serve it. In honor of National Pasta Month, I’m blogging about how pasta fits well into my busy lifestyle. It’s quick, easy (my kids can make it) and provides my family a great source of fiber. Whole grain pasta is a great foundation for a healthy meal – it boosts energy, satisfies hunger, and easily pairs with vegetables and lean proteins to create delicious meals. Meatless meals are a challenge for many people, mostly because they need inspiration and ideas. This White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara recipe is super easy and done in 20 minutes. It’s a perfect Meatless Monday meal for the whole family, and as a bonus, it’s vegan as well. One serving provides 94% of the recommended daily intake for Vitamin A, 52% of Vitamin C and 44% of iron. Add shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese for additional flavor and protein if desired. If you like it hot, add crushed red pepper flakes by the 1/8 th teaspoon until you reach your desired level of spiciness. Any shape pasta will work here, though I recommend whole wheat angel hair for first timers trying whole grain pasta. Enjoy!

“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”


White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara

I LOVE pasta! So does my family. Fortunately, my kids were offered whole wheat pasta since birth and they are very happy whenever I serve it. In honor of National Pasta Month, I’m blogging about how pasta fits well into my busy lifestyle. It’s quick, easy (my kids can make it) and provides my family a great source of fiber. Whole grain pasta is a great foundation for a healthy meal – it boosts energy, satisfies hunger, and easily pairs with vegetables and lean proteins to create delicious meals. Meatless meals are a challenge for many people, mostly because they need inspiration and ideas. This White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara recipe is super easy and done in 20 minutes. It’s a perfect Meatless Monday meal for the whole family, and as a bonus, it’s vegan as well. One serving provides 94% of the recommended daily intake for Vitamin A, 52% of Vitamin C and 44% of iron. Add shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese for additional flavor and protein if desired. If you like it hot, add crushed red pepper flakes by the 1/8 th teaspoon until you reach your desired level of spiciness. Any shape pasta will work here, though I recommend whole wheat angel hair for first timers trying whole grain pasta. Enjoy!

“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”


White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara

I LOVE pasta! So does my family. Fortunately, my kids were offered whole wheat pasta since birth and they are very happy whenever I serve it. In honor of National Pasta Month, I’m blogging about how pasta fits well into my busy lifestyle. It’s quick, easy (my kids can make it) and provides my family a great source of fiber. Whole grain pasta is a great foundation for a healthy meal – it boosts energy, satisfies hunger, and easily pairs with vegetables and lean proteins to create delicious meals. Meatless meals are a challenge for many people, mostly because they need inspiration and ideas. This White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara recipe is super easy and done in 20 minutes. It’s a perfect Meatless Monday meal for the whole family, and as a bonus, it’s vegan as well. One serving provides 94% of the recommended daily intake for Vitamin A, 52% of Vitamin C and 44% of iron. Add shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese for additional flavor and protein if desired. If you like it hot, add crushed red pepper flakes by the 1/8 th teaspoon until you reach your desired level of spiciness. Any shape pasta will work here, though I recommend whole wheat angel hair for first timers trying whole grain pasta. Enjoy!

“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”


White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara

I LOVE pasta! So does my family. Fortunately, my kids were offered whole wheat pasta since birth and they are very happy whenever I serve it. In honor of National Pasta Month, I’m blogging about how pasta fits well into my busy lifestyle. It’s quick, easy (my kids can make it) and provides my family a great source of fiber. Whole grain pasta is a great foundation for a healthy meal – it boosts energy, satisfies hunger, and easily pairs with vegetables and lean proteins to create delicious meals. Meatless meals are a challenge for many people, mostly because they need inspiration and ideas. This White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara recipe is super easy and done in 20 minutes. It’s a perfect Meatless Monday meal for the whole family, and as a bonus, it’s vegan as well. One serving provides 94% of the recommended daily intake for Vitamin A, 52% of Vitamin C and 44% of iron. Add shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese for additional flavor and protein if desired. If you like it hot, add crushed red pepper flakes by the 1/8 th teaspoon until you reach your desired level of spiciness. Any shape pasta will work here, though I recommend whole wheat angel hair for first timers trying whole grain pasta. Enjoy!

“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”