Black Bean Spaghetti With Spicy Turkey Sauce

Black is the new green when it comes to healthy pasta. Set aside that spinach-infused spaghetti and get ready to twirl a darker, more nutrient-dense noodle on your fork. Gluten free and low in fat, black bean pasta is made from just two ingredients: black beans and water. It’s tender and chewy, like other pastas cooked al dente, but it packs in a ton of protein—25 grams per 2-ounce serving (compared to about grams in the regular kind). Here it’s topped with a turkey and veggie mix spiked with spice for a dinner you won’t forget!

Black Bean Pasta with Spicy Veggie Sauce

Black Bean Spaghetti With Spicy Turkey Sauce


1 pkg. black bean pasta
2 cups natural marinara sauce
1-1/4 lbs. lean ground turkey
1 tsp. Italian seasoning, to taste
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
Herbal seasoning, to taste
2 bell peppers, chopped (I used yellow and orange)
2 zucchinis, chopped
½ yellow or red onion, sliced
½ jalapeno pepper
Coconut oil


  1. In a large pan over medium heat, sauté veggies in coconut oil until cooked.
  2. In separate pan, cook turkey until pink color disappears and meat is cooked through.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  4. When turkey is cooked, add marinara sauce, Italian and herbal seasonings and red pepper flakes; bring to a simmer.
  5. Add turkey/sauce to pasta; toss and serve.

About Amy Clevenger

Amy Clevenger is a Los Angeles-based food blogger. In 2013, she started her popular Instagram account @FantasticallyFit to help keep her accountable in her journey to better health. Clevenger’s brand has since expanded to include and the popular e-recipe book series, Healthy Eats. Clevenger’s passion for healthy eating and cooking began while she was pursuing her master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Cal Lutherine University. Her work with families helped her to realize that living a healthy, happy life starts in the kitchen. She believes clean eating doesn’t have to mean giving up on great taste. Today, Clevenger is married to her college sweetheart and lives in Los Angeles with her three cats, Kailani, Confettu and Harley.

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