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pasta with sweet potato sauce

March 29, 2012

I made a recipe last night that was pretty stellar. Amazing really.

Not to brag or anything.

Okay okay, yes to brag. It isn’t often that I get in the kitchen with just a vague idea of how I want something to turn out and then in fact it does.

After grabbing my favorite lunch yesterday I wanted something different for dinner.

And carby. Me want carbs? Shocker.

But even this carb meal made the husband smile. As a self-proclaimed meat-a-tarian that was huge. (And okay he miiiiiight have added chicken to his but it still wasn’t the normal meaty dinner he would pack into his belly.)

Pasta with Sweet Potato Sauce

Serves 6

1 package of pasta (any shape)

1 small onion, chopped

2 Tbsp butter

2 cups almond milk

2 sweet potatoes

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1 cup frozen peas

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Peel potatoes and chop into similar size pieces. Place in boiling in water until potatoes are tender. When done, drain and mash roughly with a fork.

Bring another large pot of water to boil. Salt. Add pasta when water is boiling and cook to doneness. Drain. Keep warm.

Saute a chopped onion in butter until brown and carmelized.

Into a blender add onion, parmesan cheese, sweet potatoes, and almond milk. Puree until smooth.

Toss with pasta. Add peas and mix together.

Serve.

Try not to lick the remaining sweet potato sauce from the blender. Try really hard. If you succeed. You’re better than me.

 Oh this was good.

Like reallllllllllllllllllly good.

Try it.

Tonight.

Please?

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. March 29, 2012 5:46 am

    That does sound REALLY good!

  2. March 29, 2012 7:14 am

    yum! need to make this! love my carbs too!

  3. March 29, 2012 10:20 am

    Oh my goodness Kelly, this sounds amazing!

  4. March 29, 2012 10:22 am

    This looks soooooo good. Please send a jar of this to Alabama!! 🙂

  5. March 29, 2012 11:06 am

    Sweet potato sauce sounds ahhhhmazing! I love that you put peas in there, too. 😉

    • March 29, 2012 11:16 am

      I had to get something green in there. And seriously I could have skipped the pasta all together and just eaten the sauce for dinner!

  6. March 29, 2012 12:00 pm

    This looks awesome, I really need to try this.

  7. March 30, 2012 7:05 am

    This sounds delicious! I never thought to make a sauce with sweet potatoes. Definitely going to try it!

  8. Erin permalink
    December 18, 2012 7:18 pm

    Why don’t I have a blender!! :`(! Wahhhhh.

  9. Victoria K permalink
    January 26, 2014 9:18 pm

    Oh my this is AMAZING!!! Thanks for this!! I had a craving for Mac and cheese but had a leftover sweet potato so wanted to use it up. What a perfect way to enjoy my craving and use my potato up! This was totally and utterly DELISH!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

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