The Sweet potato pasta sauce is humble comfort food and surprisingly, the pantry staple dinner is ready in under 30 minutes. And not to mention, this sweet potato pasta sauce is incredibly delicious. A 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 for serving families and in potlucks. Do not miss this recipe, and bookmark it to reference whenever needed.
So, like everyone, this year has 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 possible. And also strictly to the factor that must be clean and real food.
I started making pasta for dinner now, 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 adding an ingredient will make a huge difference. So, with no surprise, this is why pasta became one of my quick meals.
After my Pasta recipes like coconut milk pasta sauce, vegan spinach pasta, pumpkin pasta sauce, and Sweet potato pasta sauce became a huge hit in my blog, I thought of sharing other 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 sauce. And this recipe is a fail-proof dish that is amazingly delightful. It can be made easily with uncomplicated ingredients. This recipe has no fancy ingredients and the process is simple to follow.
You may also check other 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 proves that nutritious food need not necessarily be expensive and burn your pockets. Sweet potato pasta sauce is budget-friendly and comparatively cheaper when sweet potatoes are in season. Sticking on seasonal ingredients is not only for well-being reasons but also because they are cost-effective.
Sweet potatoes are one of my darlings, which I prefer when craving regular potatoes. 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 promising in the refrigerator for up to three days and is good to use thought about three months if frozen.
Yes, before we talked about planning the weeknight dinners. I know we all left with little time to prepare for dinner. It would be great to have a list of your preferred easy weeknight dinners. And this list is a lifesaver for last-minute planning.
And I bet you, this recipe could be on the top of your meal planner list because this sweet potato pasta sauce requires less than 15 minutes to make and you can cook the pasta simultaneously to save time. To precisely, this dish comes together in under 20 minutes.
Ingredients and their possible substitutions
Olive oil. This gives the sauce a rich, pungent flavor and brings all the ingredients together. Of course, feel free to substitute olive oil with your regular cooking oil.
Garlic. Garlic is a must for this recipe, as a sweet potato has a neutral flavor and needs a flavor booster. So, I suggest using fresh minced garlic, which gels up the sauce.
Sweet potatoes. Any variety of sweet potatoes would be great for making this recipe. Prefer the one which is in season.
Parsley. I mention parsley because it is readily available and has a rich flavor. It also looks excellent, giving a contrasting 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 the pasta.
Tomato. The tomato is the perfect addition that 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 bow tie or penne pasta.
Almond milk. Gives a nutty flavor to the sauce. Instead, you may add soy, coconut, or regular whole milk. The milk choice is your preference. And this choice will not heavily impact the taste of this sauce.
Optional toppings. Garnish with cilantro, 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 softened. 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 a 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, compensated by 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 simultaneously have to make dinner for different age groups. 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 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 chickpeas.
Printable recipe card
Sweet potato pasta sauce
- 1 cup pasta cooked
- 1 cup sweet potato cubes
- 2 cup water
- 1 tomato large
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon whole black pepper crushed
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoon 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.