How to Make Sweet Potato Noodles
Learn how to make sweet potato noodles with this simple guide – it’s so easy and a great fun way to eat more vegetables.
Have you all picked up a spiralizer yet? I have been loving mine. If you’re scratching your head, check out my zucchini noodles with turkey bolognese, cucumber ribbon salad with yogurt herb dressing, pizza zucchini noodles, or turkey soup with zucchini noodles.
Spiralized vegetables are a great way to replace pasta and cut down on the overall calorie content of your meal. The bonus is that you’re also eating more nutrient rich vegetables AND they taste great.
Oh, and by the way, they’re super fun.
I know plain sweet potato noodles might seem a little dull. Honest to goodness, they’re great on their own. You could totally eat them like this.
But sweet potato noodles are unbelievably versatile once you get the hang of how to make them. Which is what we are going to talk about today. I’ve been trying to focus on the basics more often – once you get the basics down, cooking is so much easier and so fun.
How to Make Sweet Potato Noodles
So here’s how we handle sweet potatoes and make sweet potato noodles with a spiralizer:
- Scrub scrub scrub until all dirt is gone.
- Peel (optional).
- Cut off ends so you have nice flat surfaces on both ends.
- Spiralize with the spaghetti blade (fine blade or 1/8-inch).
- Spritz spritz spritz with cooking spray or olive oil.
- Roast until golden brown and soft.
- Stuff your face.
I purchased the Paderno 3-blade spiralizer probably about a year ago and I love it. Then Paderno asked me if I wanted to try out their newer 4-blade spiralizer. Umm, YES. I tried it out and decided I love it. I passed my 3-blade on to a good friend who just started her own food blog, Chocolate Slopes. Edited to add – In efforts to be extremely transparent, I’ve now purchased and tried the Inspiralizer and it is my new favorite – it has genius features that make it a step above (better suction to the counter, better blade system, etc.).
Here are some things I love about the new 4-blade spiralizer from Paderno:
-The core that is produced is much smaller. This not only cuts down on waste but it also makes it easier to spiralize smaller vegetables such as carrots. And it makes it so you can get those ADORABLE tiny little spirals.
-In terms of storage, the 4-blade takes up less space and is safer, with all blades kept inside when in storage position.
-A fourth blade! Hellloooo “angel hair.” (I haven’t tried this blade yet but I can’t wait to!)
Can you believe that pile of noodles? That’s from one average size sweet potato! You get tiny noodles….
….and big loooooong noodles.
If this doesn’t make eating vegetables fun, I don’t know what does. We love spiralizing sweet potatoes, zucchini, and cucumbers. Coming up soon are carrots, beets, butternut squash, and whatever else I can get my hands on.
I hope you’re inspired to make your very own sweet potato noodles!
- one sweet potato
- nonstick cooking spray
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Scrub sweet potato and peel if desired.
- Cut off both ends of sweet potato so they are nice and flat. Affix onto spiralizer and spiralize using “spaghetti” blade.
- Lay out sweet potato noodles on baking sheet and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown and softened. Enjoy with your favorite pasta sauce — or on their own!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1/2 sweet potato
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 53Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 168mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g
RachelCooks.com sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.
Husband’s take: He LOVES when I use the spiralizer. I’m so grateful for a hubby who appreciates healthy food.
Changes I would make: None are necessary.
Difficulty: Very easy.
Disclosure: I received a spiralizer form Paderno at no cost to me for purpose of this review. All opinions are, as always, my own. Edited to add: I’ve now tried the Inspiralizer and it is my new favorite.