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Pasta with Creamy Sweet Potato Sauce Recipe
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Pasta with Creamy Sweet Potato Sauce Recipe

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This creamy pasta dish is the result of combining two different recipes. I often turn it into a main dish by serving a green salad on the side.—Suzanne Appleyard, Queensbury, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Additional shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without additional cheese) equals 294 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 529 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Directions

  1. Scrub and pierce sweet potato; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 10-12 minutes or until tender, turning once. When cool enough to handle, remove and discard skin. Place potato in a large bowl and mash with milk.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large skillet, saute pine nuts and sage in butter until pine nuts are toasted. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Stir in the sweet potato mixture, salt and pepper. Drain pasta, reserving 3/4 cup cooking water; add to sweet potato mixture. Stir in the cheese, pine nut mixture and reserved cooking water. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Pasta with Creamy Sweet Potato Sauce in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p135

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without additional cheese) equals 294 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 529 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

My husband and I liked this recipe quite a bit. I thought it was a good change up from our normal rotation. Our girls (8 & 18) however were not as impressed with the sweetness. My husband prefers meat with his meals so I added turkey kielbasa.

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Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

Very different way to use sweet potato. Left out the pine nuts as I had none on hand.

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Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

I used some light cream cheese instead of the parmesan. Also, a full tsp. of sage is a bit much. Otherwise, it's delicious and healthier than most sauces.

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

it's quick, easy and I like those two combinations

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