Sweet Potato Pasta – Figs, Prosciutto and Goat cheese

Can you tell that I got a plethora of sweet potatoes from my farmers market this week?  This is two simple sweet potato recipes in a row, but only because they taste amazing and I LOVE sweet potatoes.  I don’t know about you, but I used to eat a lot of pasta.  We all know that I can’t anymore, but this is better than anything I have ever had.  The flavors are amazing and it is so simple to put together.  You will be having this staple on a nightly basis during the week, I know I will be at least. I can’t take all of the credit for this recipe, I was laying in bed browsing through buzzfeed and found something similar so I decided to Paleofy it :)

Sweet Potato Pasta

I think sometimes I may eat too many sweet potatoes, but in that rare occasion of doubt I hop on google and find research to justify my overeating. Normally I do this while I am eating them anyways to continue refining my multitasking skills. I am actually excited to read your comments when you make this.  I would love for you to share your variations so I can keep spicing my dinners up.  I already have some dreams of making this with a cashew cream sauce to make a sweet potato noodle alfredo.


Sweet Potato Pasta

I think I have talked about sweet potatoes enough, so I just want to take a second to say thank you.  We all live in this world that is full of busy work and distractions, and I genuinely love and appreciate every comment you take the time to leave me.  One of my daily habits is laying in bed and reading all the comments, tweets, etc that I get throughout the day.  It’s an amazing feeling to fall asleep smiling every night so THANK YOU.  Just in case you don’t know I am on twitter, you can follow me there too.  I tweeted this message earlier just to say thank you :)  You can actually click on the follow button below to talk to send me some tweet love.

No more small talk, time to make the bacon.  Oh wait, I didn’t put bacon in this recipe but I guarantee you that if you do, I will come eat dinner with you :) Enjoy!!


Sweet Potato Pasta

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Sweet Potato Pasta - Figs, Prosciutto and Goat cheese
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Serves: 4
  1. Chop the pointed ends off your sweet potato and spiralize it. If you don't have a spiralizer you can use a julienne peeler to make noodles
  2. Cut prosciutto into strips, roughly 1-inch long and 1/4-inch wide
  3. Slice dried figs into thin rounds, being sure to remove the hard stems
  4. Place a large saute pan over medium heat with your olive oil
  5. Add your sweet potato noodles and season with sea salt
  6. Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until sweet potato noodles soften and are no longer raw. Be sure to stir frequently so that the noodles don't burn.
  7. When done, transfer to a plate.
  8. In the same skillet over medium heat, add sliced proscuitto and cook for about 3 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking or stirring often
  9. Add sliced figs and slivered almonds and cook for another 3 minutes until your figs are soft and slightly browned. Stir often
  10. Add 1/2 cup of your goat cheese and water, stir together to melt the cheese slightly and then add all of the sweet potato noodles
  11. Stir until well combined and remove from the heat
  12. Serve immediately and garnish with your remaining 1/2 cup goat cheese.

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  1. Question, my family is new to Paleo and I see you have goat cheese in this recipe. I thought cheese and most dairy – outside of almond or coconut milk – we’re off limits?

  2. Made this for dinner and it was a success! (first time). It was really tasty! I used salami instead of proscutto since my hubby is not a fan of proscutto, and it worked out great! :)

  3. Excellent. I was a little hesitant with the figs being that I had never used them for anything before but it came out delicious. We’ve been eating paleo for 3 months now and have never eaten such a variety of foods. Thanks for the great recipes!

  4. I love sweet potato noodles, but would have never thought to add figs, prosciutto and goat cheese – that sounds just amazing!! I picked up some prosciutto on the way home tonight(I have everything else), so tomorrow night, after work…sooo looking forward to trying it!!

  5. Something totally new for me. I must try it. Idea of making potato noodles is so interesting. Good stuff!!!

  6. I cannot wait to try this when my parents come to our house for dinner this week! Just one question, George. My grocery store only had dried Golden figs and Mission figs. Which shall I use? or neither? Does this require a trip to the ‘whole foods’ store? I see you link leads to Turkish figs. A lot of options for figs – please advise. Thanks!! #newtofigs

  7. Cannot wait to try this for dinner with my parents this week!! I can only find dried Golden Figs and mission figs at my regular grocery store. Which would you recommend? Or neither? Should I try to “whole food” store? #newtofigs

  8. I happen to have everything I need to make this dish. I do believe I’ll make it tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration George!

  9. I so want to try this but I’m not eating cheese… has anyone whipped this up without the goat cheese and is it as satisfying??? Thanks!

  10. We make sweet potato pasta all the time, except we do thick flat noodles cuz we don’t have a spiralizer. I’m totally registering for one but in the meantime, thinking I need to try this with our fat noodles! Yum!

  11. We made this last night, and sadly, like others on here, mine did not turn out and was barely edible :( ahh poo
    All was not lost though, prior to mixing everything I tried just a few of the ingredients together and now have a new, easy appetizer! prosciutto wrapped figs stuffed with goat cheese and almonds <– that was AMAZING!

  12. Oh my! What an amazing meal, figs are in season in Australia so subbed the dried figs with fresh… amazing!

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