Gluten Free Black Bean Spaghetti with Roasted Butternut Squash

Gluten Free Black Bean Spaghetti with Roasted Butternut Squash

Pasta – it is one of the things that people embarking on a gluten free or grain free diet feel they will miss the most. And I have to admit I was one of those people. Pasta was my go-to meal.

Traditional pasta has very little fat, assuming you don’t drown it with cream sauce and cheese. It was a way to fill up, fuel up, and not gain a ton of weight. Unfortunately, there are all those nasty other problems for those of us who need to be gluten free. So give up pasta, I did.

Nowadays there are many good gluten free pastas made with rice or corn flour that taste just as great as regular pasta. But what about people who seem to do better on a grain free diet? There are not so many options.

I recently tried some bean pastas from Explore Cuisine. I was shocked at how much I enjoyed them. A particular favorite was the black bean pasta – made with just organic black beans and water and containing a whopping 25 grams of protein, 12 grams of fiber and only 2 grams of fat, it is a pasta I can feel good about eating.

I also love the black color. Reminiscent of fancy squid ink pasta, it looks gorgeous with vegetables.

This fall-inspired Gluten Free Black Bean Spaghetti with Roasted Butternut Squash recipe is lovely, light, healthy, and delicious. And the black and orange would make a perfect dish to serve on Halloween – or any fall evening for that matter.

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Gluten Free Black Bean Spaghetti with Roasted Butternut Squash
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Gluten Free Black Bean Spaghetti with Roasted Butternut Squash

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time36 mins
Total Time46 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 535kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 large butternut squash peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 medium onions cut into wedges
  • 1 head garlic separated into cloves and peeled
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil plus more for serving
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 packages Explore Cuisine Organic Black Bean Spaghetti
  • ½ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese plus more for serving
  • 1 cup roasted walnut pieces


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Divide the squash, onions, and garlic on two baking sheets. Drizzle with olive oil and season with 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper, toss to coat. Roast for 25 - 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and starting to brown, flipping the vegetables once with a metal spatula.
  • While the vegetables are roasting, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve one cup of the pasta cooking water, drain the pasta and rinse with hot water. Return the pasta to the hot pot. Add the roasted vegetables to the pot along with the reserved pasta water, the parsley, Parmesan cheese, and walnuts. Toss well to coat. Season to taste with more salt and pepper if desired.
  • Serve the pasta with a drizzle of olive oil and more Parmesan cheese if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Black Bean Spaghetti with Roasted Butternut Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 535 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 152mg6%
Potassium 2081mg59%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 19g76%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 13775IU276%
Vitamin C 36.1mg44%
Calcium 326mg33%
Iron 9.1mg51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. September 26, 2014

    Love the idea to serve this for Halloween! Those noodles sound amazing Carol, thanks for sharing.

  2. September 27, 2014

    Great minds Carol….I saw these noodles at the store yesterday (new product) and just HAD to pick them up, I remembered the article in the magazine about spooky Halloween foods, and wanted to try these. I am glad to know they get your seal of approval on taste, the protein in these is amazing! Hopefully I can digest them well enough.
    Butternut squash and this pasta look gorgeous together, can’t wait! Thanks for always being an inspiration!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      September 29, 2014

      Yay! Yes, it really is a perfect fall pasta! You’re so welcome!

  3. Cece
    September 28, 2014

    Made this tonight and it turned out great!! My husband hates beans as a whole, but loved how this pasta tasted-it was not “beany” at all. We’ll definitely make this again.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      September 29, 2014

      That’s great Cece! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Lynne
    October 3, 2014

    I recently discovered this pasta. WOW! is all I can say!!! We’ve been enjoying this with roasted summer vegetables and some vegan cheese melted on top. I am still amazed at the amount of protein in this spaghetti.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      October 3, 2014

      Thank you Lynne! I’m so happy to hear how much you’re enjoying it!!

    2. Gluten Free & More
      December 1, 2014

      Haha great!!


  5. October 13, 2014

    Hey there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after browsing through some
    of the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back

    1. Gluten Free & More
      December 1, 2014

      Sounds great Chloe! Welcome and enjoy.


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