Creamy Sweet Potato Pasta


Not that we’ve had many lately but on those really cold, crisp chilly days especially after a long run I crave CARBS and sometimes I even crave pasta.  

Sometimes I crave sweet potatoes too and sometimes….I crave BOTH, which is how I came up with pasta that is slathered in sweet potatoes.  

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

 

Here is how it came about.

Soooo 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…..so 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! 😉 

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}

 

CREAMY SWEET POTATO PASTA 


 RECIPE

Ingredients: 

  • 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

Directions: 

  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! 
You might also like:  Meatless Monday: Quinoa Fiesta Bowl!

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.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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66 Comments

Michelle
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!

ilka@ilkasblog
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 :)

Farrah
Reply October 23, 2015

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

    aelicatese
    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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    aelicatese
    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!

    aelicatese
    Reply October 23, 2015

    Thanks, friend! :)

Amanda
Reply October 23, 2015

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

    aelicatese
    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! :)

Sarah
Reply October 23, 2015

YUM! Now this is pasta perfection, I love sweet potatoes and pasta!
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    aelicatese
    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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    aelicatese
    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! :)

Sharon
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

OMGGGGGGGG, YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

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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Esther
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!
<3
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Marcia
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 :)

Angela @ happy fit mama
Reply November 14, 2016

You nailed it - This is definitely comfort in a bowl! Pinning and making asap!

Courtney
Reply November 14, 2016

Ooh, this looks like the perfect autumn comfort food-- so creamy and delicious!

Mary Ellen @ VNutrition
Reply November 14, 2016

Carbs on top of carbs is right up my alley! Love this and cant' wait to try it! Totally perfect for after a cool run.

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply November 14, 2016

Ohhhh sooooo good! Love this again! :-) Thanks for hosting!

Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands
Reply November 14, 2016

This looks so creamy and delicious! I'm just craving carbs more now with the cooler months, especially on run days. Only I don't typically eat a lot of pasta so having it a few times in the last couple weeks my body isn't adjusting as well as it usually does after the occasional pasta. Doesn't help that I've been enjoying a lot more carbs overall.

Debbie
Reply November 14, 2016

I think sweet potato pasta is a brilliant idea! It certainly looks delicious!
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Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply November 14, 2016

Oh my yum!!
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Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
Reply November 14, 2016

ALWAYS looking for new, unique ways I can make goodies in my Vitamix. This looks amazing and super easy!

sarah@creatingbettertomorrow
Reply November 14, 2016

Yes carb sauce on carbs...AMEN I'm on to this!

Janelle @ Run With No Regrets
Reply November 14, 2016

This looks amazing! I've never had pasta and sweet potato together but I need to give it a try!
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Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
Reply November 14, 2016

I love sweet potatoes and I love pasta, so sign me up! haha but seriously this is so creative! I can't wait to try it!

Kerri Olkjer
Reply November 14, 2016

Wow, this looks amazing. What a creative way to use sweet potatoes!

Lauren
Reply November 14, 2016

Yum! My kids are going to LOVE this!!

Kerri McGrail
Reply November 15, 2016

Nom central! I am obsessed with sweet potatoes! love that this is dairy free and vegan!

Kristin
Reply November 15, 2016

That sauce looks amazing! So creamy! I can only imagine how good a sweet potato sauce tastes...mmmm...

Abbey Sharp
Reply November 15, 2016

YUM!! I could def go for this right now, love a healthy, creamy and easy to make pasta!

Rachel
Reply November 15, 2016

I could eat this... like tomorrow for dinner... yum!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply November 15, 2016

I still need to make this!

Chrissy
Reply November 15, 2016

I love that you came up with a cool and unique (to me anyways) dish from leftovers in the fridge. This looks really yummy.
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Mary Beth Jackson
Reply November 15, 2016

This does look like the ultimate comfort food! Easy too!

Mikki
Reply November 15, 2016

This looks amazing. I am going to try this next week when my mom is in town. She will love this.

Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit
Reply November 15, 2016

Totes drooling over this one. Love me some sweet potatoes!

Betty
Reply November 28, 2016

Yay yay, it looks tasty and my mouth is watering. Great job! Look at the dish. Oh my god, :( wanna have it so bad.

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