Creamy Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Pasta
Load up on your power vegetables, sweet potatoes and sweet red bell pepper in this satisfying pasta main dish.
pasta, whole wheat
spaghettini or spagetti
olive oil, extra-virgin
sweet red bell peppers
italian plum (roma) tomatoes
sweet potatoes, or yams
shredded (about one potato)
or lemon juice
fresh chopped, or basil
salt and black pepper
goat (chevre) cheese
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta until just tender according to package directions.
Meanwhile, place 1 tablespoon of the oil and garlic in a large skillet.
Cook over medium heat, stirring until the the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add sweet potato, tomatoes, water and bell pepper.
Stirring occasionally, until the pepper is tender-crisp, about 6 minutes.
Remove from the heat, cover and keep warm.
Return drained pasta to the pot, add the vegetable mixture, the remaining one teaspoon of oil, vinegar (or lemon juice), herbs, salt, pepper and cheese. Toss to combine.
Add water 2 tablespoons at a time to achieve your desired consistency.