While I am not a vegetarian, I do, once in a while, enjoy a meatless dinner, like this one. This is just wonderful because it's quick (under 30 minutes), packed with protein and delicious! I like to use baby bella mushrooms because they're meatier and have such a nice, distinct flavor. However, any mushrooms will work just fine. Enjoy!
-8 oz fettuccine or small pasta
-1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
-8 oz baby bella mushrooms, diced
-2 garlic cloves, minced
-1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with zesty jalapenos (do NOT drain)
-1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed well and drained
-1 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
-1 tsp dried oregano leaves
-1 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp pepper
-2 cups packed baby spinach
Cook pasta according to package directions.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook for 30 more seconds. Stir in the tomatoes with the juice, rinsed beans, rosemary, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes. Stir in the spinach and cook for 3-4 minutes.
To serve, spoon some pasta onto a plate and top with some of the veggie mixture. Enjoy!