Sweet Potato Pasta – Figs, Prosciutto and Goat cheese

sweet potato pasta

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. Thanks to my celiac disease I have been able to discover alternatives that I love a lot more. This sweet potato pasta is just one of those replacements that I love. The flavors are amazing and it is so simple to put together.

Sweet Potato Pasta

I can’t take all the credit for this recipe, I was laying in bed one night scrolling through buzzfeed and saw something similar. It sparked some salivating dreams and I woke up at 6am craving sweet potato pasta. I used to feel guilty because I thought I ate too many sweet potatoes. Then I used my friend Google and found a few excuses to eat them more.

What is your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes? Leave me a comment because after all my recipes, I am running out of ideas. When you fall in love with this sweet potato pasta recipe, you can check out some of my other favorites:

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, snaps, etc that I get throughout the day.  It’s an amazing feeling to fall asleep smiling every night so THANK YOU.

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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 ¼-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 ½ 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 ½ cup goat cheese.

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  1. This is probably my favorite recipe of all time. I use brie in place of the goat cheese and sometimes I swap out the figs for dates. It always turns out to be absolutely delicious. Paired with an arugula salad and a big glass of sauvignon blanc and it makes for a simple, elegant, and impressive meal.

  2. 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?

  3. 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! :)

  4. 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!

  5. 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!!

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

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