Foodie Friday: Creamy Sweet Potato Pasta

Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl and Jess from Hello to Fit.  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

HAPPY FRIDAY! Pretty sure this week could not have been any crazier for me despite the fact that I am no longer marathon training, didn’t travel and only posted 3 times this week.  I am beginning to question exactly how I was managing to keep afloat when I did have that all going on.  

Anyway, since busy is the name of the game this week and our theme just happens to be “kitchen sink” which is perfect because that’s is precisely what I did for today’s recipe. 

Creamy Sweet Potato Pasta {gluten free, vegan, sweet potato sauce, vegetarian, foodie friday, healthy dinner}


So I had some extra, already cooked sweet potatoes in the fridge courtesy of my mom.  At first, I was going to make something sweet- a mug cake of sorts.  Then I remembered that I didn’t have all the ingredients I needed to make it.  Also, my mug cakes always seem to turn out a little worse for the wear.  

Anywho, this was supposed to be all about finding ingredients in the kitchen, throwing them together and making something spectacular… I turned my sweet potatoes into a sauce. 

Creamy Sweet Potato Pasta {gluten free, vegan, sweet potato sauce, vegetarian, foodie friday, healthy dinner}

I know what you’re thinking.  Carb sauce on TOP of carbs?! Why, YES and I will tell you why.  First, it was all I had…my “basket ingredients” so to speak.  Second, it solves my “I’m allergic to tomatoes and can’t have regular sauce” problem.  Plus, sweet potatoes and pasta are delicious…just think of this as the ultimate comfort food! šŸ˜‰ 

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Creamy Sweet Potato Pasta {gluten free, vegan, sweet potato sauce, vegetarian, foodie friday, healthy dinner}

Creamy Sweet Potato Pasta {gluten free, vegan, sweet potato sauce, vegetarian, foodie friday, healthy dinner}





  • 1 large cooked sweet potato, skin removed
  • 2/3 cup non-dairy milk 
  • 2 cups gluten free penne pasta
  • 1 tbsp dairy free cream cheese 
  •  1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder 
  • fresh sage to garnish


  1. In a large blender, puree sweet potato and milk together then transfer to a small pot and heat on the stove. 
  2. While heating, cook pasta according to package instructions. 
  3. Add cream cheese and seasonings to sweet potato sauce.  Once full heated and combined remove from heat and set aside. 
  4. Drain and rinse pasta.  
  5. Place pasta in serving bowl, pour and mix in sauce.
  6. Plate and garnish with sage. 
  7. Enjoy! 

Makes approximately 2 servings.

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes. Ā  She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor. Ā  Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Reply October 23, 2015

Yummy idea! Hope I have leftover sweet potatoes after thanksgiving for this recipe!
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    Reply October 23, 2015

    Yes, that would be perfect!

Reply October 23, 2015

I will so try this recipe. As of right now, 10 days before my Marathon, I'm trying to eat sweet potatoes every day and this dish looks so good! I will keep you posted:)
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    Reply October 23, 2015

    Yay! Definitely let me know what you think :)

Reply October 23, 2015

Aughh! This looks amazing! <3 I'm all about the sweet potatoes! :D

    Reply October 23, 2015

    Thanks! :)

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply October 23, 2015

How creative! this would make a great side dish too! Love the idea!
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    Reply October 23, 2015

    Yes, would definitely make a great side dish!!!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply October 23, 2015

Well, we both know how I feel about squash and sweet potato and make those into sauces :D This is why we are friends!
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    Reply October 23, 2015

    YES! It is! :)

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply October 23, 2015

Carbs with carbs? Yes! I mean, that is THE dream. I just love that you have made a sauce out of sweet potatoes. Genius!
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    Reply October 23, 2015

    Thank you! :) And yes, carbs really are the best thing eva! :P

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply October 23, 2015

You have out done yourself here! OMG!!!! I want this NOW!

    Reply October 23, 2015

    Thanks, friend! :)

Reply October 23, 2015

Yum-- what a fun idea! I'll need to try this next time I have some extra sweet potatoes.

    Reply October 23, 2015

    Yes! Definitely do, it is SO yummy!

jill conyers
Reply October 23, 2015

There isn't anything in the recipe I don't like. I didn't know about dairy free cream cheese. Sweet! What brand do you use?

Have a fantastic Friday Annmaire!
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    Reply October 23, 2015

    Thanks! :) I used Daiya, I really like it!

Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie
Reply October 23, 2015

I LOVE this recipe! I always crave a creamy pasta but since it's most likely to be filled with dairy I usually have to pass on it. I am so happy this one is dairy free and meatless too!
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    Reply October 23, 2015

    Yay! So happy you like it :) Hope you get the chance to try!

Michele @ paleorunningmomma
Reply October 23, 2015

I need to turn sweet potatoes into a sauce, yum! I relate to being most productive when I have a lot going on, then looking back and wondering HOW I managed it all.
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    Reply October 23, 2015

    So weird, right? I don't do too well with free time, haha!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply October 23, 2015

Yum! What a great unique combination! I'll have to try this!
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    Reply October 23, 2015

    Thanks! :)

Reply October 23, 2015

YUM! Now this is pasta perfection, I love sweet potatoes and pasta!
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    Reply October 23, 2015

    It is so yummy together!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply October 23, 2015

oooo Will would love this! Saving!
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    Reply October 23, 2015

    Yay!!! Hope he enjoys! :D

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply October 23, 2015

My kind of dinner! I love the use of cream cheese too in there. YUm
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    Reply October 23, 2015

    It really gave it the extra yummy touch!

Sam @ PancakeWarriors
Reply October 23, 2015

Well i'm kind of in love with this! Yes carbs on carbs on carbs :) I'm not gonna hate. And if people are too worried about that, put this amazing sauce over spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles (that's my plan b/c I have 2 spaghetti squash that need attention). Pinning!
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    Reply October 23, 2015

    YES! That is a great idea!!! I might have to try it with some spaghetti squash- I haven't had a chance to have any this season!

Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet
Reply October 23, 2015

Oh wow! This pasta looks incredible!
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    Reply October 23, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Reply October 23, 2015

Yum! This looks so good! Will have to try!
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Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete
Reply October 23, 2015


I <3 sweet potato and am NOT very adventurous with cooking them. THIS will definitely help get me out of the habit of just throwing it in the microwave or oven and eating it just as it is. Lol:)
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GiGi Eats
Reply October 23, 2015

Is there such a thing as unsweetened coconut cream "cheese"??!!! I must find it, if there is in fact an invented food! ;)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply October 23, 2015

Carbs on carbs, all the way!! I love how creamy the sweet potato makes the sauce :) I'll take a plate, please!
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Reply October 23, 2015

OMGosh! That looks So yummy!!! You are so creative with your sweet potatoes! Love it!
Hope you have a fantastic weekend!
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Reply October 24, 2015

That looks so delicious! I'd never have thought to make a sauce out of sweet potatoes!
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Bethany @ Athletic Avocado
Reply October 25, 2015

Using sweet potato to make creamy pasta is GENIUS!

Pragati // Simple Medicine
Reply October 26, 2015

I was just in Italy where carbs are everything and I have to say I love this idea. I have a new respect for pasta after my trip :)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply October 27, 2015

I have been dying to try something like this. It would have been better to do it BEFORE the marathon, but I've got to try it anyway. I bet my boys would love it, espeically if they think it's a mac n cheese of sorts :)

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