Sweet Potato Spaghetti

Once again inspired by another blog post (this time the Civilized Caveman), I wanted to try out some sweet potato pasta.
The original recipe makes the pasta tagliatelle/fettuccine style, but I felt I wanted a creamy spaghetti-like dish, so here’s what I did:

Ingredients:
• 3-4 Sweet Potatoes.
• 4 tbsp Butter.
• 1 cup Creme Fraiche (I used one flavored with roasted garlic and thyme).
• 1/4 cup Cream.
• 1-2 tsp dried Basil.
• Salt and crushed Black Pepper to taste…

Tools
• Vegetable spiralizer (I’ve got a Lurch Spiralo and think it’s great! (…and I’ve got no affiliation with the company I linked to).)
• Large pot.

How To:
Peel the sweet potatoes, and cut off the ends (needed to get a good grip with the spiralizer, and you probably also need to cut each sweet potato in two pieces to make the fit (of course depending on the size of the potato…)).
Cut them into spaghetti using the spiralizer.
Melt the butter in the pot over medium heat and add the sweet potato spaghetti.
After a few minutes add the creme fraiche and let it melt, then add the cream and spices and gently stir until all spaghetti is coated in creamy sauce.
Remove from heat once it got the texture you prefer.
Done.

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I served this with salmon and a simple salad.
(Next time I’ll throw in some Parmigiano too, to add another layer of flavor and make it even more creamy and pasta…ish).

Paleo? …if you skip the creamy sauce and follow the original recipe (see link at the beginning of the post).
LCHF? …yup (but liberal and should probably only be consumed occasionally and in moderation).

Enjoy and let me know what you think! :)

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10 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Spaghetti

    • Thanks! :)
      About the salmon I often just give them some color in a frying pan, then finish them off in the oven (about 400F for about 15-20 minutes), always gives a good result…
      Unfortunately I’ve never had the chance to try spaghetti squash out, just doesn’t seem to be available around here :(

      Take care and have a nice weekend!

  1. Wow, that sweet potato spaghetti looks awesome! I’ve never seen anything like it. I adore sweet potatoes, so I’m sure that I’d love it. Looks like a great combo with the salmon, too.

    • Thanks Carrie, happy to hear the post inspired you! :)
      Took a look at your blog too, and must say I saw a lot of stuff that would be much appreciated by my taste buds…great food, great pictures!
      (…and “Our Life in Food” is now added to my RSS-reader, looking forward to future posts!) :)

      Keep up the good work!

  2. Acctually Sweet Potato is not LCHF at all.
    It contains 25+ carbs per 100g, it is a little less starch, but more sugar than regular potato.

    • Hi Nathalie,
      thanks for your comment! :)

      I must say, I both agree and disagree on that…let me elaborate:

      There are two main “guidelines” for what LCHF is in terms of carb intake:
      A) Try to only eat food types that contain 5% or less carbs.
      B) Don’t exceed 50g of carbs per day (recommendation is 20-50g).

      Looking at those guidelines I would say that sweet potato is, as you say, a FOOD TYPE that that is not within the range of LCHF compliant foods (i.e. guideline A)…
      Nevertheless, I would say that it still occasionally and in moderation could be included in a LCHF DIET/LIFESTYLE (i.e. guideline B).

      Hope you are happy with this answer and that it clarifies my view on it?, and once again, thanks for sharing your opinion!
      I truly appreciate it and will try to update the post text to be a little bit informative than just “yup” ;)

      (And I will review my LCHF compliance statement on the Baked Sweet Potato post too, since that recipe is a main course recipe with sweet potato as the key ingredient, while this recipe rather is a side dish recipe (meaning it will/should be consumed in a far less quantity)…a main dish sweet potato recipe is actually a LCHF borderline case even for me ;)

      Take care! :)

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    • You’re right Megan, Paleo avoids dairy.
      (This recipe is filed under “Primal” compliance though, which might include full fat dairy. The compliance is also stated in the beginning of the recipe.)
      If you wish to only see recipes without (or omittable) dairy, go to “Recipes” in the top menu and click “Paleo” under “Compliance”, and you’ll get a nice overview of all recipes matching the criteria.

      This site is not strictly Paleo (even though the majority of the recipes are), hence the name of the site (and this recipe definitely falls under the “…ish” section).

      Anyway, I hope you do find the menu easy to navigate and helpful to filter out what you are/aren’t looking for (and of course that you’ll also discover new recipes you’ll find interesting)! :)

      Cheers!
      //Peter

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