Sweet Potato Noodles with Linguica & Spinach

I’m thinking that I should just call February bandwagon month. Last week I jumped on to the cauliflower rice bandwagon with both feet and today, well, today, I’m taking a giant leap onto the spiralizing wagon with these Sweet Potato Noodles with Linguica & Spinach.

I’m saying giant leap because when it comes to kitchen gadgets, I don’t buy them. Not because I don’t want them, I just have very limited kitchen space so when I give an appliance some real estate in my kitchen, I really need to make sure that I am going to use it.

To be honest, when I started seeing spiralized this and spiralized that last summer, I didn’t think that I would want one. But then I had to start thinking of creative ways to get my toddler to eat a few more veggies at dinner.

I, an avid pasta lover, am not going to sit here and tell you that a spiralizer turns vegetables into the magical thing that is perfectly cooked pasta with just the right amount of bite. However, spiralizing does make eating veggies a bit more fun. These sweet potato noodles for example, went over like gangbusters.

I mean, come on,  orange noodles! How cool is that for a kid?

My little guy may not have been crazy about the added spinach but he love, love, loved the noodles and linguica. And since him eating a plate full of “noodles” meant him eating a plate full of veggies, I’ve only got 4 words:

Winner. Winner. Spiralized. Dinner.

I have not tried any other spiralizers but I do love the one I got for Christmas. It’s the Tri-blade Paderno Spiralizer . I love that there are three different blades: one to make spaghetti like noodles, one to make thicker noodles and one to make ribbons. I have used the shredder blade (to make spaghetti sized noodles) the most. But I am planning on trying some curly fries soon with the chopper blade and a couple salads in the coming weeks with the ribbon blade. So many options so I know I will never regret giving up some of my kitchen space to store one of these babies :)

 

Sweet Potato Noodles with Linguica & Spinach Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 13 ounces linguica sausage, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 5 ounces baby spinach

Instructions

1

Spiralize the sweet potatoes using the shredder blade.

2

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook onions and garlic 1 - 2 minutes or until softened. Add in sausage and spiralized sweet potatoes. Pour broth over the top. Cook 4 - 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add in baby spinach. Cook 1 - 2 minutes more or until spinach is wilted and potato noodles are softened. Do not over cook or the noodles will get mushy.

3

Remove from heat, season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving platter and serve.

Notes

Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Karla
    January 31, 2017 at 6:40 am

    this looks delish! question -does the sweet potato ‘noodle’ end up being mushy?

    • Reply
      Des @ Life's Ambrosia
      January 31, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you! The sweet potatoes can get mushy if you cook them too long. I’d go on the shorter side at 4 minutes and then start taste testing until you get to the consistency that you want :)

  • Reply
    Lauren
    February 18, 2015 at 3:57 am

    I seriously need to buy a spiralizer! I’m missing out on so many delicious recipes.

  • Reply
    Nibbles By Nic
    February 17, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    We’ve done spaghetti squash and zucchini but have yet to try sweet potatoes!! love this great idea. Thanks so much!!!

  • Reply
    Elena
    February 17, 2015 at 8:42 am

    I haven’t sprung for a spiralizer yet but these sweet potato noodles look so amazing, I think I’m going to need to add one to my kitchen!

  • Reply
    Ashley Bee
    February 17, 2015 at 8:40 am

    A spiralizer is on my Kitchen Wish List! I love the idea of sweet potato noodles… do you have to cook them really al dente for them to hold up?

  • Reply
    kalynskitchen
    February 17, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Great idea! That’s the same spiralizer I have.

  • Reply
    Heather @FrenchPress
    February 17, 2015 at 7:53 am

    I really really need to get a spiralizer, it looks like so much fun, and I bet sweet potato noodles are delicious

  • Reply
    Kristy Hegner
    February 17, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Love the idea of veggie noodles. My kids would LOVE them too! Oh boy, maybe I need a spiralizer now ;)

  • Reply
    Michelle Blackwood
    February 17, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Wow I have to try spiralizing sweet potato noodles, very creative way to get my 5 year old to eat more vegetables. Thanks

  • Reply
    Kristen (amindfullmom)
    February 17, 2015 at 5:58 am

    I have need to try this! It looks heavenly!

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    February 17, 2015 at 5:51 am

    OH YES PLEASE!!!! I need and want this NOW! ;) I have a spiralizer that is dying to be used again!

  • Reply
    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom
    February 17, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Your situation is so relatable…I was a little late to the spiralizing game. But, I just love it now! This looks fantastic!

  • Reply
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
    February 17, 2015 at 4:29 am

    HAHAH! I jumped on the spiralizing sweet potato noodles bandwagon today too! great minds ;) I totally need to try this for dinner…love the sausage addition! Pinned!

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    Alice
    February 17, 2015 at 12:48 am

    LOL I love spiralized things but this presentation is amazing! I love it and it looks so great! I love your combination of sausage, potatoe and spinach!