The Sweet potato pasta sauce is humble comfort food and surprisingly, pantry staple dinner is ready under 30 minutes. And not to mention this sweet potato pasta sauce is incredibly delicious. A healthy, tasty, quick food for a busy weeknight dinner.
A vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and more room to customize to suit your diet. This sweet potato sauce is made with sweet potato, olive oil, garlic, crushed red pepper, and parsley.
Perfect to serve for families and in potlucks. Do not miss this recipe and bookmark it to reference whenever needed.
So like everyone this year is started with the same old goal of reducing a few pounds. How am I going to do that? Well, I’m cutting down all the calories from cheese and meat to the maximum extent I can. And also sticking strictly to the factor that has to be healthy, real food.
Nowadays, I started making pasta for dinner more, as it is more convenient and trouble-free for me. And it can be modified effortlessly with that day’s mood and available ingredients. Even small changes or the addition of an ingredient will make a huge difference. So with no surprise, this is why pasta became one of my quick meals.
After my recipe coconut milk pasta sauce, vegan spinach pasta, pumpkin pasta sauce became a huge hit in my blog, I thought of sharing other healthy vegan options for making pasta that is sweet potato pasta sauce.
My criteria for making a dish is that it has to be quick to make with simple ingredients plus it has to taste awesome like this sweet potato sauce. These three criteria that I always check before heading up the start a recipe.
Now let’s talk about this skinny pasta made using sweet potato pasta sauce. And this recipe is a fail-proof dish that is amazingly delightful. And can be made easy with uncomplicated ingredients. This recipe does not have any fancy ingredients and the process is simple to follow.
You may also check another pasta recipe, spicy marinara sauce, spicy penne pasta, cream of mushroom pasta, spicy shrimp pasta, bruschetta shrimp pasta, sriracha shrimp pasta, spicy chickpea pasta, buttermilk pasta sauce, creamy corn pasta.
Sweet potato pasta sauce is proof that nutritious food need not necessarily to be expensive and burn your pockets. Sweet potato pasta sauce is absolutely budget-friendly and comparatively cheaper when sweet potatoes are in season. The sticking on the seasonal ingredients is not only for the well-being reasons but also they are cost-effective.
Sweet potatoes are one of my darling which I prefer when craving for the regular potatoes. A small pleasing alert that this sauce is rich and creamy. And needless to say, that sweet potato pasta sauce is an impressive addition to your regular weeknight dinner menu planner.
This sweet potato pasta sauce keeps good in the refrigerator for up to three days and is good to use thought about three months if frozen.
Yes before we have talked about planning the weeknight dinners ahead. I know we all left with little time to prepare for dinner. It would be great you have a list of your preferred easy weeknight dinners. And this list is a lifesaver for the last minute planning.
And I bet you, this recipe could be on that top of your meal planner list. Because this sweet potato pasta sauce requires less than 15 minutes of making where you can cook the pasta simultaneously to save time. To say precisely, this dish comes together under 20 minutes.
Ingredients and their possible substitutions
Olive oil. This gives a rich pungent flavor to the sauce and brings all the ingredients together. Of course, feel free to substitute olive oil with your regular cooking oil.
Garlic. I would say garlic is a must to this recipe as a sweet potato has a neutral flavor and definitely needs flavor booster. So I would suggest you using fresh minced garlic which gels up the sauce.
Sweet potatoes. Any verity of sweet potato would be great for making this recipe. Prefer the one which is in season.
Parsley. I am mentioning parsley because it is easily available and has a rich flavor. And also looks great giving a contrast color to the sauce. But If you are looking for super flavor boosters, substitute parsley with cilantro, thyme, or sage.
Red pepper flakes. Since the pasta is mildly sweet, the red pepper flakes balance the sweetness and make the pasta taste delicious. Simultaneously, red pepper flakes slightly heat up the pasta.
Tomato. The tomato is the perfect addition which balances. I have added fresh plum tomato. Roma tomatoes are a wise choice. And substitute with canned tomatoes if fresh tomatoes are not handy.
Pasta. 1 cup of cooked pasta of any type would be great for this recipe. Whether it can be bow tie or penne pasta.
Almond milk. Gives a nutty flavor to the sauce. Instead, you may add soy milk, coconut milk, or regular whole milk. The milk choice is your own preference. And this choice will not heavily impact the taste of this sauce.
Optional toppings. Garnish with cilantro or basil or chives.
How to make sweet potato pasta sauce
To make this homemade sweet potato pasta sauce simply,
Cook Sweet Potato. Wash and rinse sweet potato. Peel off the skin and chop into small cubes. Cook the sweet potatoes and tomato in 2 cups of water until soften. Peel off the skin of the tomato
Make Sweet potato puree. In a blender add cooked tomato and sweet potatoes. Pulse it until it becomes smooth and silky.
Saute. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragment. Add the puree and one cup of almond milk. Stir well until no lumps are seen.
Boil. Bring it to boil until it reaches the desired consistency. The thickness happens very quickly, so always keep an eye on this.
Spice up. Add cooked pasta, crushed red pepper, black pepper, and chopped parsley. Give a stir and serve immediately.
How does this sweet potato pasta sauce taste like?
The sauce has a rich sweet taste which is compensated with the salt and the crushed red pepper. On the other hand, the parsley and garlic balance all the above and gives a wholesome flavor.
I know many of you have to make dinner for different age groups at the same time. And to make a note here that this dish satisfies the whole family even from that young child who cannot take up the heat.
- Make it gluten-free. Substitute pasta with any kind gluten-free pasta. Or you may also substitute pasta with brown rice in this sweet potato sauce.
- Use zoodles. If you add in more vegetables, add vegetable zoodles instead of pasta.
- Add in protein. To make the protein-rich dish, add in chicken or cooked chickpea.
Sweet potato pasta sauce
- 1 cup pasta cooked
- 1 cup sweet potato cubes
- 2 cup water
- 1 tomato large
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper crushed
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp parsley chopped
For the sauce
- Wash and rinse sweet potato. Peel the skin and chop into small size cubes.
- Bring 2 cups of water to boil. Add tomato and sweet potato cubes.
- Cook them until softens.
- Strain and peel of the tomato skin.
- In a blender puree tomato and sweet potato tgether, until it is smooth and silky.
- Cook pasta as per package instructions. And set aside.
- In low-medium heat add olive oil to a pan.
- Add minced garlic and saute until it is fragrant.
- Add sweet potato puree and almond milk. And bring it to boil.
- Cook until it thickens.
- Add salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and chopped parsley.
- Stir and combine until pasta is well coated with the sauce.
- And serve hot.