The Best Sweet Potato Pasta Recipe


If you’re looking to add more variety to your pasta dishes or incorporate healthier ingredients into your meals, then this sweet potato pasta recipe is just what you need. Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients and natural sweetness, making them a perfect addition to any pasta dish. In this recipe, we will be combining the creaminess of sweet potato with the rich flavors of garlic and herbs to create a comforting and delicious pasta sauce. So grab your apron and let’s get cooking!


To make this sweet potato pasta, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 300 grams of pasta (your choice of shape)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated parmesan cheese (optional, for serving)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional, for garnish)


  1. Start by peeling the sweet potatoes and cutting them into chunks. Place them in a large pot of boiling water and cook until they are fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes.

  2. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, bring another pot of water to a boil and cook your pasta according to the package instructions. Remember to salt the water for added flavor. Once cooked, drain the pasta and set it aside.

  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic to the pan and sauté for a minute or until fragrant.

  4. Drain the cooked sweet potatoes and transfer them to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. You may need to add a splash of water to achieve the desired consistency.

  5. Pour the sweet potato puree into the skillet with the sautéed garlic, and stir well to combine. Add the dried thyme and oregano, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

  6. Add the cooked pasta to the sweet potato sauce and toss until the pasta is well coated. If the sauce is too thick, you can add a splash of pasta cooking water to loosen it up.

  7. Serve the sweet potato pasta hot, garnished with grated parmesan cheese and fresh parsley if desired.


Q: Can I use a different type of pasta for this recipe?

A: Absolutely! You can use any type of pasta you prefer or have on hand. Whether it’s spaghetti, penne, fusilli, or even homemade pasta, feel free to get creative and use your favorite.

Q: Can I make this recipe dairy-free?

A: Yes, you can easily make this sweet potato pasta dairy-free by omitting the parmesan cheese. The sweet potato sauce is already creamy and flavorful on its own.

Q: Can I add other vegetables to this dish?

A: Definitely! This sweet potato pasta is a great base for incorporating more veggies. You can add sautéed spinach, roasted cherry tomatoes, or even some steamed broccoli to make it even more nutritious and delicious.

Q: How can I make this recipe gluten-free?

A: To make this pasta gluten-free, simply swap the regular pasta for your favorite gluten-free pasta brand. There are many options available in most grocery stores or online.

Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

A: While the sauce is best when freshly made, you can prepare it in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. When ready to serve, simply reheat the sauce in a skillet and toss with freshly cooked pasta.

Now that you have the recipe and some frequently asked questions answered, it’s time to gather your ingredients and give this sweet potato pasta a try. With its creamy texture and satisfying flavors, it’s sure to become a new favorite in your household. Enjoy!

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