The credit for this Sweet Potato Pasta – Figs, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese recipe goes to CivilizedCaveManCooking.com. You can get the full version of their recipe here.
Can you tell that I got a plethora of sweet potatoes from my farmers market this week? This is two simple sweet potatorecipes in a row, but only because they taste amazing and I LOVE sweet potatoes. I don’t know about you, but I used to eat a lot of pasta. Thanks to my celiac disease I have been able to discover alternatives that I love a lot more. This sweet potato pasta is just one of those replacements that I love. The flavors are amazing and it is so simple to put together.
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled
1 cup dried figs (about 15 figs), roughly diced
1 (4 ounce) package prosciutto (8 large slices), cut into 1 inch squares
1 cup slivered almonds
1 (4 ounce) container crumbled goat cheese (optional)(equals 1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons water
- Chop the pointed ends off your sweet potato and spiralize it. If you don’t have a spiralizer you can use a julienne peeler to make noodles
- Cut prosciutto into strips, roughly 1-inch long and 1/4-inch wide.
- Slice dried figs into thin rounds, being sure to remove the hard stems.
- Place a large saute pan over medium heat with your olive oil.
- Add your sweet potato noodles and season with sea salt.
- Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until sweet potato noodles soften and are no longer raw. Be sure to stir frequently so that the noodles don’t burn.
- When done, transfer to a plate.
- In the same skillet over medium heat, add sliced proscuitto and cook for about 3 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking or stirring often
- Add sliced figs and slivered almonds and cook for another 3 minutes until your figs are soft and slightly browned. Stir often.
- Add 1/2 cup of your goat cheese and water, stir together to melt the cheese slightly and then add all of the sweet potato noodles.
- Stir until well combined and remove from the heat.
- Serve immediately and garnish with your remaining 1/2 cup goat cheese.
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