(Last Updated On: January 26, 2019)
Creamy Sweet Potato Pasta Sauce
Servings Prep Time
3people 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1.25hours 1hour
Servings Prep Time
3people 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1.25hours 1hour
Ingredients
  • 1 large sweet potatoor 2 cups
  • 1cup soaked cashewssoak in boiling hot water for 15 minutes.
  • 8oz. whole wheat pastawe used fusilli/ spiral
  • 1/2cup pasta cooking water
  • 1tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow or sweet onion
  • 3cloves garlic
  • 1 3/4cup almond milkor other plant milk
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1/2 Lemon (Juice of)
  • 1tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2tsp pepper
  • 1/4cup chopped basiloptional for topping
  • 2cups portobello mushrooms or spinachoptional
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 425, pierce the sweet potato and roast the sweet potato for 45-60 minutes (depending on your oven) until tender all the way through.
  2. Boil a pot of water for the pasta with a sprinkle of sea salt. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook until al dente (you don’t want it too mushy when you add it to the pasta). Once the pasta is cooked, drain (saving 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water) and set aside.
  3. Slice the onion and chop the garlic. Heat a skillet on medium low and add 1 tsp of vegetable oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is translucent.
  4. When the sweet potato is done roasting, remove the potato from the skin and add it to the blender with the onion and garlic, soaked cashews, nutritional yeast, almond milk, paprika, salt and tomato paste. Blend well. If it needs more milk and is too thick, add the last 1/4 cup of almond milk.
  5. Add the sauce back to the skillet on low heat and heat through allowing the flavors to meld and develop, about 5-10 minutes. If it’s getting too thick after it cooks, add a little bit of the pasta cooking water to think it out to your preference. Add a squeeze more of lemon, some ground pepper. Check for taste and add more salt if needed.
  6. Add the pasta to the sauce and mix well. If desired, cook chopped portobellos and add to the pasta or stir in a bunch of spinach. Top with basil and enjoy!