Sweet Potato & Red Pepper Pasta

September/October 2008

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Here's a way to use the “power vegetables” sweet potato and red bell pepper in a satisfying vegetarian pasta dish full of fresh herbs and creamy goat cheese. Any fresh herbs you have on hand, like basil, oregano, sorrel or chives, can be substituted for the tarragon. Serve with a garden salad.

"The flavors were good, but the texture is strange. I would've much preferred roasted sweet potatoes and bell peppers. The shredding of the sweet potatoes is a lot of work for an odd result. "
Sweet Potato & Red Pepper Pasta Recipe

38 Reviews for Sweet Potato & Red Pepper Pasta


Did not like this at all. Texture, taste, smell...all bad. Will not make again.

Great! Easy and healthy!

This recipe was extremely delicious, however the vegetables cook weird if you follow it step by step. After I cut the sweet potatoes and red pepper, I put them on foil paper and roasted them in the oven at about 450 for ten minutes. Then I added them to the garlic and oil. It made the flavors come out so much better and they had a better crunch. I also used feta cheese instead of goat cheese, and it tasted wonderful with the red peppers. I only recommend making your own sauce to go with it, like a vinaigrette sauce, because it can be sort of bland.

Easy, Nutritious, Flavorful
Didn't like the goat cheese but otherwise good

I thought the meal itself was very easy to make and filling. The only part that I didn't like was the goat cheese. Next time I might use seasoned cooking cream instead just to have the creamy texture. I also took the advice of other reviews and used the food processor to cut up the potato, worked great

Not terrible, but needs improvement

This dish was just ok. I used basil instead of tarragon, but other than that I followed the recipe exactly. I admit I like strong flavors, so I felt this dish needed a little something more. It actually tastes better cold today than it did last night! I think I may try adding sauteed onions or red pepper flakes to some of the left overs to see if that helps. Oh, and I used very good goat cheese and fresh basil, so I don't think that was the problem. Also shredding the sweet potato in the food processor made that part super quick and easy!

easy, nice light, sweet flavors

I made this mostly according to the recipe, but added a little extra garlic powder, used lemon juice as was one of the options, and used basil instead of tarragon. I would not call it bland, though I see where people might be coming from in saying that. I think it is just a nice, light, sweet meal that integrates some extra veggies. I had hesitated to make this for quite some time because I was slightly weirded out by the sweet potatoes, but they are very light and meld nicely with the dish. I would definitely make this again!


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