What do you get when you combine two of our favorite things, sweet potatoes and Italian food? Amazing dishes that will have you going back for seconds! Seriously, who couldn’t love these 15 recipes from our Food Monster App that feature the amazing combo of sweet potatoes and delicious pastas, pizza and more?
1. Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Brown Butter Sage Sauce
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A warm, home-made pasta dish — perfect for fall! This amazing Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Brown Butter Sage Sauce recipe from Gabrielle St. Claire is dressed-to-impress in a browned, vegan butter sauce.
2. Autumn Vegetable Minestrone
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This Autumn Vegetable Minestrone from Awesome Vegan Soups by Vanessa Croessmann is always a crowd-pleaser. It’s also a great way to empty out your fridge of any excess vegetables you may have lurking about. This hearty soup makes the best of fall’s bounty with pumpkin, sweet potato, and carrots.
3. Chickpea and Pesto With Sweet Potato Crust
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The “sauce” of this Chickpea and Pesto With Sweet Potato Crust from Gina Fontana is an easy kale pesto topped with vegan parmesan cheese. Crispy chickpeas, gooey onions, and sweet crust combine for a texture and flavor party! Are you drooling yet? You could either make two pizzas and eat them both, which you just might! Or you could freeze one for later, cutting the recipe time down for next time significantly!
4. Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna
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This veggie-loaded Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna from Diane Smith is so great you’ll want to make a few batches to have on hand or share with friends. This is a wonderful recipe that is filling without expanding your waistline like the original version could. This dish is the perfect dinner or potluck.
5. Sweet Potato Stuffed Shells With Cashew Alfredo
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This Sweet Potato Stuffed Shells With Cashew Alfredo dish from Amanda Nicole Smith is a crowd-pleaser! Tender sweet potato mash is stuffed inside of a brown rice pasta shell, smothered in pasta, and topped with a dollop of creamy cashew alfredo sauce. Topped with herbs, this dish is elegant, satisfying, and surprisingly easy to make.
6. Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale and Walnut Sage Sauce
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Sage inspired the sauce for this dish – a creamy and satisfying concoction. Coconut milk, walnuts, sage and maple syrup work thoroughly well with shallot, kale and garlic to create this delightful sauce. It’s paired with sweet potato noodles as the ideal companion. These Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale and Walnut Sage Sauce from Daniela Modesto are an indulgent, fall inspired dish you can throw together in 15 minutes!
7. Deep Dish Quiche Pizza
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In this Deep Dish Quiche Pizza from Anthea Cheng, a sweet potato crust is made from millet and chickpea flours pressed into a cake pan to make it deep dish. lt’s topped with a rich, homemade tomato sauce and filled with a fluffy tofu ricotta and kale filling, roasted Mediterranean vegetables or any vegetables of your choice. The final touch is a drizzle of cheesy tahini sauce. You’ll never get bored of pizza with a dish like this.
8. Sweet Potato Frittata
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This Sweet Potato Frittata from Taryn Fitz-Gerald is made with sautéed onions and chickpea flour. It’s the perfect dish that is full of great nutrition and can be beautifully plated with a crisp green salad.
9. Spelt Sweet Potato Gnocchi
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Eating clean doesn’t mean you have to give up favorites like pasta – simply create healthier versions! This Spelt Sweet Potato Gnocchi from Hedi Pavelcova for instance, simply requires boiled or baked sweet potatoes, your favorite flour, and a pinch of salt. Dress them up with cheesy, green pesto or keep things simple with a drizzle of olive oil, fresh spinach, and tomatoes.
10. Cashew Mozzarella-Stuffed Sweet Potato Rice Balls
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These Cashew Mozzarella-Stuffed Sweet Potato Rice Balls from Kirsten Kaminski are the perfect finger-food for a party or for dinner. They are crispy on the outside and deliciously gooey on the inside because they’re stuffed with cashew mozzarella. Serve them with a salad and dip them in a savory dipping sauce as an added bonus.
11. Sweet Potato Spaghetti With Olive Toasted Oats
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How good does this Sweet Potato Spaghetti With Olive Toasted Oats from Annie McGee sound? Warm olives with some oregano, lemon zest, and Italian seasoning blend. Can you smell it from here? Then you mix up the pasta with some dark green veggies — just your standard broccoli and spinach, nothing fancy. Pour on a big spoonful of your favorite tomato sauce, or maybe just some crushed tomatoes. Sprinkle the oats over top, along with a happy generous drizzle of good olive oil. Dive in and slurp up those noodles.
12. Sweet Potato Noodles with Garlic Cashew Cream
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These Sweet Potato Noodles with Garlic Cashew Cream from Christine Zulkosky are hearty and decadent, but without the guilt! The creamy cashew sauce is quick and easy to prepare, and when combined with kale and mushrooms makes for a delicious and filling vegan dish. To top it all off, the sweet potato noodles make this recipe gluten-free and ready to be enjoyed.
13. Enchilada Lasagna
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This Enchilada Lasagna from Kristen Genton recipe combines the two of our favorite comfort foods into one great dish – it’s enchiladas in lasagna form. This dish is layer upon layer of homemade enchilada sauce, cheese, corn tortillas, and tender sweet potatoes. It’s perfect for when you’re trying to feed a crowd.
14. Sweet Potato Rolls
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Sweet potatoes make a wonderful addition to breads. The natural sweetness enhances the taste and texture of the bread, make it denser, and adds tons of nutritional value. Try out these Sweet Potato Rolls from Namita Tiwari!
15. Sweet Potato Gnocchi
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These Sweet Potato Gnocchi from Harriet Porterfield are covered in a sage butter sauce and sprinkled with a nutty hazelnut parmesan. Flavorful, hearty and wholesome, what more could you want? This dish is incredibly delicious and ticks ALL the comfort food boxes!
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