Sweet Potato Noodles with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, pasta, sweet potatoes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 378 kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore

This healthy pasta recipe features gluten-free sweet potato noodles in an easy dairy-free roasted red pepper sauce. It's a delicious vegetarian dinner idea!

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Ingredients

Sweet Potato Noodles

  • 2 large sweet potatoes , peeled (save 1/2 potato for sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • sea salt , to taste

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 cup steamed sweet potato (mashed)
  • 1 roasted red pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Slice one of the large sweet potatoes in half, and cut that half into chunks so that you can steam them for the sauce. You'll need roughly 1 1/2 cups of raw sweet potato chunks to produce 1 cup of mashed sweet potato for the sauce.

  2. Steam the sweet potato by placing the chunks into a small saucepan fitted with a steamer basket and an inch of water. Bring the water to a boil, cover the pot with a lid, and then lower the heat to let the potatoes steam until fork tender, about 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. While the potatoes are steaming, you can roast your own red peppers or use about 1/2 cup of jarred roasted red peppers.

  4. Use a spiralizer or vegetable peeler to create "noodles" out of the remaining sweet potatoes, then set them aside.

  5. To prepare the Red Pepper Sauce, warm the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and briefly saute the minced garlic, just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer the cooked garlic to a blender, along with the steamed sweet potato chunks, roasted red pepper, water, basil, and salt. Blend until smooth.

  6. To prepare the sweet potato noodles, saute them in a touch of olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until they start to soften, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  7. Add in the peas and sauce, and saute until the noodles are as tender as you'd like them to be. Adjust any seasoning to taste, and serve warm.

  8. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply saute everything in a warm skillet again until piping hot.