Sweet Potato Pasta

I will keep this one short and sweet so you can enjoy this delicious recipe. But a huge shootout to Ashley Tudor, Author of the awesome bookSweet Potato Power for this recipe. I wish I could be half as creative with sweet potatoes as she is with the recipes in her book but she definitely piqued my interest. I am currently on the hunt for some purple sweet potatoes just because I want to eat purple mashed potatoes haha. Huge dork right here. But for real, sometimes us Paleo peeps get a little bored with our preparations or meals with our starches and Ashley does an amazing job of spicing that back up. Plus the rest of the book that teaches you all about how amazing sweet potatoes are for you. I read it, but I am honestly just too preoccupied drooling over my photo to write anything else besides its just AWESOME. That being said, head over and pick your copy up, and please invite me over for dinner. You can also check out her site HERE.

And just for a few life updates for all you awesome people that enjoy reading my blog. Things are going great, I am just super busy so I apologize for the lack of posts. Work has been quite hectic and my new endeavor with the camera outside of food has been taking off. Also if you haven’t followed me on Pinterest, please do by clicking HERE. With that all being said, thank you as always for everyone always being so awesome. Have an amazing day. Oh yea, one more thing, haha Don’t forget to go listen to the Awesome Abel James, man behind Fat Burning Man where he interviewed me last week. Check it out HERE.

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Sweet Potato Pasta
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Serves: 2
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes or yams, long in shape
  • 2 tablespoons grass fed butter, I used salted
  • 1-2 tablespoon sage
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Sea salt for taste
  1. Wash your sweet potatoes under cold water and then peel
  2. Once peeled, CAREFULLY using your mandoline, slice your sweet potato lengthwise into thin strips
  3. Once sliced, use a knife and cut them to about 1/4 inch thickness and set aside
  4. Melt your butter in a large saute pan over medium heat and add in all of your sweet potato "noodles"
  5. Continually stir and cook until the sweet potatoes are cooked through to your liking, about 5 minutes for me
  6. Sprinkle with your sage and cinnamon and mix well
  7. Transfer to a plate and enjoy

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  1. Thanks for the recipe. I adlibbed a little and replaced your cinnamon and sage and added some yellow curry powder and a half a can of light organic coconut cream to ‘sauce it up’ a little bit.
    I then served it as a side to some good old Aussie Kangaroo steaks served rare with steamed broccolli.
    Winner winner caveman dinner!

  2. I didn’t have a mandoline, so I used my potato peeler. That got them a bit thin and I ended up with crunchy, almost too well done “noodles”. They were still quite tasty. I love cinnamon and sage.
    Worth another try :)

  3. WOW – my entire family loved this. My potatoes were shred on the cheese grater (I don’t have a mandolin), but I tossed them in the pan with fresh brussel sprouts and served them with your cinnamon-sage chicken and grilled citrus beets. The most brilliant dinner we’ve had in awhile!! Love the cinnamon-sage.

  4. George, I just saw this recipe on Pinterest. They sound delicious! I was wondering if they would work well in a casserole type of dish…so far, that’s one thing I really struggle with regarding to eating paleo–stuff I can mix together and toss in the oven on busy nights.

    1. Tell me where I find swhite sweet tators. i live in Texas and have never seen them.
      Thanks for info….Barbara

      1. You can get them at Central Market in Southlake,TX. Sprouts does not carry them, which surprised me! I don’t like regular sweet potatoes and these white ones (New Jersey Sweet Potatoes) really taste good!

  5. Looking forward to making this… I think I’ll run them through the spiralizer… there’s a blade that makes them come out like egg noodles… Yep… this will go nicely with the roast chicken early next week…

  6. I love making recipes from your site. I tried this one tonight and all I could taste was cinnamon. Any suggestions on what I may be doing wrong?

    1. This recipe is really dependent on the size of your sweet potato so you may need to adjust accordingly. I personally love cinnamon so that it why it is so strong, just to please my palate

  7. Just curious, being new to trying this type of diet.
    1 tbs of cinnamon seems like a pretty large amount. How much do you taste the cinnamon once they’re ready to eat?


  8. George your site and recipes are amazing. Everyone from my 2 year old to my mother has enjoyed them
    Thanks for your service!

  9. I’m looking for ways to increase my children’s carbs. . . they are all very active in dance and Fall sports and it came to my attention this past week that we probably need to up the ante. . . I’m hoping this “pasta” will be a big hit! I’m also envisioning a sweet version with butter, a drizzle of maple or honey, and cinnamon.

    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Made these tonight and they were SO good I think I’ll make them again tomorrow night for my husband!
    Thank you for posting clear, concise recipes!

  11. I have made zucchini “fettuccine” in a similar way, with a peeler (don’t have a mandoline). I don’t boil them, I heat some oil in a wok with some minced garlic, and saute them quickly, finishing with salt and pepper.

    I never though of using sweet potatoes however, and it sounds good! Thanks.

  12. Every Friday, I share my favorite food finds in a series called Food Fetish Friday. I love this post so much I’m featuring it as part of the roundup (with a link-back and attribution) and I hope you have no objections. It’s a pleasure following your creations…

  13. I was inspired by this. I peeled three sweet potatoes, then used the peeler to slice them instead of the mandoline. I boiled and drained them, then added butter. Yummy!

  14. Love the blog, Love the photos! You have a keen eye for capturing emotion in your pictures…it’s beautiful! My husband and I are new to Paleo, so your blog is a HUGE hit in our household. :) Thanks for the terrific recipes and the inspiration to eat clean.

    1. Jana thank you so much for stopping by and saying that. I am so glad that I can be of help and wish you the best on your journey. It truley is amazing :) Look forward to hearing what else you like :)

  15. Made a version of these tonight. Using a regular peeler, peeled a hannah sweet potato (the white ones) and used the peeler to make “noodles”. Did the same thing with a zucchini. Used bacon fat. Sauteed some baby carrots first, then added my sweet potato & zucchini noodles. Seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, thyme, rosemary and cumin. After they were cooked to my liking, plated them, and topped with cooked ground turkey and diced walnuts. It was delicious!!!

  16. I made a similar dish to this to go with supper tonight, and it was good. Instead of using the mandoline, I used the vegetable peeler. I boiled and drained the sweet potato, then stirred in some butter. Quite good!

  17. Thanks George, my sister is a vegetarian and loves sweet potatoes. This will be perfect for her.
    Hus to you & Kat.

  18. Oh I am SO looking forward to trying this! I bought some purple Japanese sweet potatoes a few weeks ago. I was so excited, until I peeled them. They were purple on the outside but white on the inside :( I think I’ll try these with plain old orange yummy yams! :)

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