Bean Sprout Pasta

Posted by Maria Emmerich in Italian, pasta, vegetarian 02 Nov 2012


“Maria, I have to thank you for your recipes, I’ve been following the guidelines in the 30 day plan and have tried the dutch babies, and protein buns, super salad dressing and have been making my own mayonnaise! and love them. It has made life SOOOOO much easier being able to take a bun, my salad dressing and own mayo with me when traveling to see my daughter. It is so much less messy using a bun for a burger than just wrapping in lettuce. PLUS I’m finally over a 2 month period of NO weight loss. so thank you” – Tammy



2 cups of bean sprouts (optional, tidy them up by removing the roots)
1 cup of mushrooms, sliced
A clove of garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
No-sugar added marinara sauce (Alfredo or pesto)

Bring water in pot to the boil and put the bean sprouts in. I blanch them by putting them in and taking them out of the boiling water immediately. Remove the sprouts and run cold tap water over them. Drain thoroughly. (I stir fried the sprouts this time).
Heat some oil in a pan and add the garlic. Brown the garlic and sauté the mushrooms until softened. Cook everything together for about a minute. Top with your favorite sauce and Protein garlic bread.  Makes 2 servings.

White Pasta = 246 calories, 43 carbs, 0 fiber
Bean Sprouts = 31 calories, 6 carbs, 2 fiber

  • Anonymous May 20, 2010 at 4:30 pm / Reply

    What a great idea! Thanks Maria 🙂

  • Kristina May 22, 2010 at 5:24 am / Reply

    very creative! first Ive heard of this one…

  • sherris March 18, 2014 at 5:36 pm / Reply

    tks…ever so much. i’m gonna try the sprouts right away! nevr heard of it! xosb

  • Connie March 24, 2014 at 12:08 am / Reply

    How many servings does this recipe make?

    • cemmerich March 24, 2014 at 1:27 pm / Reply

      It makes 2 servings. 🙂

  • Tara April 27, 2014 at 4:08 pm / Reply

    Just made this for lunch and it was delicious! Felt like you were having a plate of spagetti but way lower in calories, and it still tasted good.

    • cemmerich April 27, 2014 at 6:48 pm / Reply


  • Kristi June 15, 2014 at 11:11 pm / Reply

    I really like to do this with cabbage as a base then add onion, broccoli and carrots or really any veggie! Soooo good with grated parmigiano reggiano or mozzarella on top!

    • cemmerich June 16, 2014 at 5:08 pm / Reply


  • Gold Wiser June 17, 2014 at 6:13 pm / Reply

    […] 2)Try making spaghetti by replacing the noodles with spaghetti squash or bean sprouts. Click here. […]

Post a comment