Pasta with Roasted Sweet Potato & Feta Recipe (easy)

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A couple of weeks ago I had 2 sweet potatoes sitting on my counter and I had a craving for pasta.  So I typed “sweet potato pasta” into the search engine and Voila!  I found a recipe that looked good and sounded good and I had most of the ingredients on hand for.

I made it and all the kids liked it and even my mother-in-law and sister-in-law who happened to be here (they tried to leave when they heard I was doing the cooking) liked it.  At least they ate it without making faces and claimed to like it.

Pasta with Roasted Sweet Potato & Feta
 
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This recipe is fairly quick and easy and while it does contain oil and cheese it is fairly healthy option for a family dinner, especially if you use whole wheat pasta and goes a long way.
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (I used extra virgin)
  • salt
  • 3 leeks (I used green onions)
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary (I used dried - ½ to ¾ tbsp)
  • 14 oz pasta (using whole wheat really adds to the great fiber content in this dish)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 6 oz feta
  • 8 oz baby spinach leaves (I didn't have any spinach)
  • cracked black pepper
  • grated parmesan
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel & dice the sweet potatoes.
  3. Toss potatoes with 1 tbsp olive oil and salt and pepper.
  4. Spread potatoes on baking sheet (probably want non-stick spray) and roast for 30 minutes until browned and soft.
  5. In a skillet on medium heat, place the oil, leeks & rosemary and cook for about 7 minutes until the leeks are soft and golden.
  6. Cook pasta per package directions and drain.
  7. Combine pasta, sweet potatoes, oil mixture (with leeks & rosemary), butter & feta.
  8. Toss until fully combined.
  9. Serve over spinach leaves and sprinkle with grated parmesan & black pepper.

I didn’t have spinach, and didn’t mention not having it and my mother-in-law said it was good but would be even better with spinach.

original recipe found at: http://www.sidewalkshoes.com/2009/11/pasta-with-roast-sweet-potato-and-pasta.html

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  1. Justin D. says

    Wow, this looks like a great recipe. I’ll definitely have to try it out. I love anything with feta cheese in it.

  2. Jennifer Arreola says

    It was really good. It needed spinach and mushrooms :-) I couldn’t stop eating the sweet potatoes.