Sweet Potato Fettuccine in Gorgonzola Sauce

This Sweet Potato Fettuccine is tossed in gorgonzola and cranberries to create a decadent, gluten-free pasta dish that’s full of flavor (and vitamins!)

This Sweet Potato Fettuccini is tossed in gorgonzola and cranberries to create a decadent, gluten-free pasta dish that's full of flavor (and vitamins!)

I have officially moved into my new home in Rotterdam! I don’t think the boyfriend-tulip-man will ever understand why I need more than 20 bobby pins and 5 eye shadows, but he’s been a champ about my habit for squeezing my belongings into each nook and cranny of our small condo.

Some things I’ve done and discovered:

  • Gorged on stroopwaffels
  • Learned that marzipan is eaten as a candy, not just on cakes…and it’s amazing
  • Stuffed myself with stamppot, a traditional Dutch meal that entails throwing mashed potatoes, kale, and smokey sausage into a pot and calling it a day
  • Also stuffed myself with kapsalon, a Dutch take-out food that may well be the death of me. Fries topped with döner meat, Gouda, lettuce, and garlic sauce
  • Discovered the worst soy milk known to man. Subsequently prayed that this was an isolated incident and that I might find a suitable soy milk substitute to my ole’ faithful Silk Light Vanilla

Moral of the story of the last few days…I ate a lot. And it was very un-vegetarian. And I need to find a running route ASAP. Or maybe just make these wholesome sweet potato fettuccine noodles again.

I really had no idea how these would turn out when I conjured up the thought of them. Would they get crispy and crunchy? Would they be too moist and fall apart? Or would they be everything I dreamed they could be? Correct answer: #3

I tried out a spiralizer, quickly realizing my podunk handheld spiralizer, which worked perfectly for zucchini noodles, was just not going to cut it for sweet potatoes. If you have a heavy-duty spiralizer like this one, go for it! Otherwise, whip up some ribbon-y “fettuccine” noodles with a vegetable peeler.

Sweet Potato Fettuccine in Gorgonzola SauceSweet Potato Fettuccine in Gorgonzola SauceSweet Potato Fettuccine in Gorgonzola SauceSweet Potato Fettuccine in Gorgonzola SauceSweet Potato Fettuccine in Gorgonzola Sauce

Sweet Potato Fettuccine in Gorgonzola Sauce

This Sweet Potato Fettuccini is tossed in gorgonzola and cranberries to create a decadent, gluten-free pasta dish that's full of flavor (and vitamins!)

Course Main Dishes, Pastas, Side Dishes
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Occasion Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day
Time 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 470 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato skin removed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 15 mL
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts 20 g
  • 4 oz gorgonzola cheese 113 g
  • ¼ cup heavy cream 60 mL
  • ½ cup dried cranberries 60 g
  • Garnish with parsley optional

Instructions

  1. With a vegetable peeler, peel long, thin strips from the sweet potato, whittling at the potato until there is nothing left.
  2. Cut each strip into 2 or 3 skinnier strips (stack them to quicken the process). These should resemble fettuccini noodles!
  3. In a small saute pan, toast pine nuts over medium heat until lightly browned (5 to 10 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In a large saute pan, heat oil over medium and add sweet potato noodles. Cook covered, stirring frequently, until noodles are tender but not crispy or browned (10 to 15 minutes)
  5. In a sauce pan, heat gorgonzola and cream over medium-low heat until cheese has melted and mixture is warm. Remove from heat and stir in cranberries.
  6. Toss everything together and serve warm, optionally garnishing with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Fettuccine in Gorgonzola Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 470 Calories from Fat 311
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.5g 53%
Sodium 751mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 28.3g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6.4g 26%
Protein 16g 32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments (11)

  1. Kara says:

    This looks delicious! Adding to my ‘Try This’ list right now 🙂

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks Kara! Let me know how it goes!!

  2. Leah says:

    Uh, yes, please! I love the flavor combo on this! So yummy!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks Leah! Gorgonzola anything is always a winner in my book 🙂

  3. Accidental Blogger says:

    Oh yes’ this is getting pinned!

  4. This looks amazing! I’ve never thought about making a sweet potato “pasta” before but I’m sold.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

    1. Sarah says:

      When I got my spiralizer last year I tried to pasta-fy EVERYTHING, but sweet potatoes wouldn’t spiralize so I gave up on them. Turns out they can still be pasta!

  5. OH EM GEE!! You just seriously made my day with this recipe. You have managed to turn a splurge into something healthy and fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

  6. Teresa says:

    I thought it was real fettuccine pasta!! What a great idea, I love the amazing color, taste combination, everything!

    1. Sarah says:

      Doesn’t it look just like fettuccine?! I wasn’t expecting it to mimic the look and texture so much! And the potato makes it so much more tender than most veggie spiralized noodle recipes, almost like real fettuccine. Thanks so much for stopping by, Teresa!

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