Friday, October 31, 2014

Sweet Potato Noodles with Roasted Red Pepper “Cream” Sauce

This recipe from Detoxinista is delicious! I made it awhile back and since Halloween is today I wanted to add a special healthy treat.

Please check out the recipe on Detoxinista page, she has lots of pictures and how she came up with this recipe. 

The recipe is two parts. It's easy and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

The first part is the sauce:

Roasted Red Pepper "Cream" Sauce

ingredients:

1 cup steamed sweet potato chunks
1 cup almond milk ( if you would like to make your own almond milk check out the recipe from Nutrition Stripped)
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 cloves raw garlic 
1 roasted red pepper ( I didn't have a red pepper to roast so use one from the jar)
1/2  teaspoon sea salt ( didn't add the salt- figured the pepper from the jar had enough sodium in it)

directions:

Peel the sweet potato and cut into small chunks. 

In a medium size pot add water and the steamer basket and bring water to a boil and add the sweet potato. Depending on the size of the sweet potato will determine the time it takes to cook but when fork can be inserted easily- it's done. Just remember to be careful of the steam . 

Place the sweet potato on a plate and let it cool a bit. If you are using a blender and add the hot sweet potato the steam could make the top of the blender come off. 

The original recipe used a high power blender. I don't own one and used my food processor to make the sauce.

I added the sweet potato, milk, basil, roasted red pepper, garlic and salt (if you are using it) to the food processor.

Pulse in the food processor until smooth.

The sauce is amazing, quite frankly I'm surprised it make it to the noodles ( wink)

Sweet Potato Noodles:

Ingredients:

2 large peeled sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup chopped asparagus ( didn't have so didn't add)
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms ( added more cause I didn't add the asparagus)
1/2 cup chopped scallions ( my addition)

1- Made the sweet potato noodles with a spiralizer, which I love or you can visit this site and it shows how to make with without the spiralizer.

2- My sweet potatoes were kinda small so I used 2 but you can use one and a half if the are large.  It will give you a lot of noodles.

3-In a large saucepan saute the mushrooms and if using the asparagus in the butter.

4- Add the sweet potato noodles. Don't cook to long, you want them to have some bite to them.

5- Remove the sauce from the blender or food processor and add to the sweet potato in the saucepan.

6- Make sure all the noodles are combined with the sauce.

7- Place a lid on the saucepan and the sauce will heat up with the noodles. Don't cook longer than 2 minutes otherwise it's going to be mushy.

8- You can season it at this point- add the salt and I added the scallions.








50 comments:

  1. I remember you telling me how good this recipe is. I haven't tried sweet potatoes on my Spiralizer yet.....I'd be the only one eating them....Bob doesn't like them.......silly man. :)

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  2. This looks good. I tried another one of the sweet potato ones you had posted before, and it was good. This one will go on my to make list. I don't have a spiralizer, so I will just cut the potatoes in strips. Yum.

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    1. Myra, the sauce is fantastic and if don't want to make the noodles try it on pasta.

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  3. you are putting that new toy to some good use. I really like sweet potatoes. Randall is the same way Carol, more for us! Thanks Linda

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    1. Cyndy- how do you like the spiralizer? I love my new toy.

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  4. It must be a guy thing as Ray hates the sweet potato. I get the odd one now and again as a treat.

    Your recipe sounds very tasty.

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    1. Sweet potatoes are always on sale down here and I like sweet potatoes. Gabe will eat them once in awhile but prefers mashed potatoes.

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  5. I keep seeing recipes making vegetable noodles, I-have-got-to-get-one!!! Spiralizer that is. I will have to try this recipe it sounds good. Thanks for stopping by to share this week!!
    Happy Halloween!!!

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    1. Karren, I bought the spiralizer because i wanted to make zucchini noodles and now it's one of my favorite kitchen gadgets to use.

      Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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    2. And I am going to get one too!!! Always looking for ways to cut unhealthy carbs Have a great week!!!

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  6. I love anything made with sweet potatoes and this sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays blog hop. Pinned & twitted.

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  7. I wish my family liked sweet potatoes as much as I do. This looks so yummy!

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  8. So many of my favorite ingredients! Well, except for the mushrooms. I've made lots of zucchini noodles, but I haven't made sweet potato noodles yet. It's a very cool idea! Visiting from SNF. =)

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    1. No problem leave the mushrooms out. I didn't have asparagus and didn't want to run to the store so I subbed. It was delicious! The sauce you can add to pasta- it's so good but plan to make a lot!

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  9. This looks ever so interesting. When I discovered how much I like sweet potato I've been looking for different things to do with them. Yummy!

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    1. Sweet potatoes go on sale a lot in the area I'm in. I'm also on the lookout for new recipes. This is a good one and hope you enjoy it.

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  10. Oh wow! This sounds AMAZING! I can not wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Brandi- the 'cream' sauce- wow! I was surprised I had some left to add to the noodles!

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  11. What an interesting little recipe! I will try it when we get some sweet potatoes since we do eat a lot of vegetarian meals. Thanks for sharing theses goodies on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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  12. I love trying a new recipe and your Sweet Potato Noodles with Roasted Red Pepper cream sauce sounds really good. I'll be trying it soon. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  13. I love sweet potatoes and the sauce sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  14. These look great! What a cool idea for a healthy meal. Pinned and tweeted! :)

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  15. I would have never known how to do this, but they look so good! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! I’ve pinned you post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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  16. Thank you for posting on Motivation Monday!

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  17. Delicious!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  18. This looks wonderful! I'll have to try it (it looks like I need one of those Spiralizer things, though!)

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    1. I added a link in the directions to a site that shows you how to make noodles without a spiralizer. Hope it helps.

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  19. What a great way to use sweet potato, it looks lovely. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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  20. I love sweet potatoes any kind of way. Have never had them in noodle form though! Fun idea. I like your addition of scallions--one of my favorite ingredients on earth!
    Thanks for sharing, Linda.

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    1. Sweet potatoes are so good and I love finding new recipes!

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  21. Wow!! This looks so good... and healthy too!! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays! I will be pinning this to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board. I hope you join us again next week!

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    1. Sydney- it's so good. Hope you try it. Thanks for the pin.

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  22. Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST The Midnight Baker ! I hope to see you there!
    Judy@ http://www.bakeatmidnite.com

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    1. Judy- would you send me a email when the party is up? Thanks

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  23. These look so awesome!! I never thought of noodles with potatoes. How cool! Thank you for linking up with #FoodieFridays this week! Please stop by this week with some new tasty links and see if you were featured. Christie - http://akitchenhoor.blogspot.com/

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    1. Christie- wait to you try the sauce!!!

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  24. These are adorable. Thanks for sharing your fabulous recipes at Foodie Fridays. Hope to see you again this week.
    Blessings,
    Shari

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