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Sweet Potato & Red Pepper Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Sweet Potato & Red Pepper Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Sweet Potato & Red Pepper Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by taytaybug

Makes 4 servings



Here's a way to use the ?power vegetables? sweet potato and red bell pepper in a satisfying vegetarian pasta dish full of fresh herbs and creamy goat cheese. Any fresh herbs you have on hand, like basil, oregano, sorrel or chives, can be substituted for the tarragon. Serve with a garden salad.

Recipe Ingredients for Sweet Potato & Red Pepper Pasta

8 ounces Whole Wheat Angel Hair Pasta
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium sweet potato, shredded and peeled
1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup diced plum tomatoes
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar, or lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 oz goat cheese

Recipe Directions for Sweet Potato & Red Pepper Pasta

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes or according to package directions.

  2. Meanwhile, place 1 tablespoon oil and garlic in a large skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is sizzling and fragrant, 2 to 5 minutes. Add sweet potato, bell pepper, tomatoes and water and cook, stirring occasionally, until the bell pepper is tender-crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and keep warm.

  3. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Return the pasta to the pot. Add the vegetable mixture, the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, parsley, tarragon, vinegar (or lemon juice), salt and cheese; toss to combine. Add the reserved pasta water, 2 tablespoons at a time, to achieve the desired consistency.

Categories

Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 249.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
438
Calories from Fat
162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.0g
28%
Saturated Fat
7.9g
39%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
29mg
10%
Sodium
567mg
24%
Potassium
321mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
49.1g
16%
Dietary Fiber
8.5g
34%
Sugars
6.0g
Protein
19.3g
Vitamin A 155% Vitamin C 121%
Calcium 30% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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