Sweet Potato Noodles – Recipes You Make When Boys Are Gone

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I am back with another installment of dinners you can’t make with men.  I am so happy for you if you can get your significant other to eat faux noodles but mine would walk across the street to Chipotle if this is what was served for dinner.  So Wednesdays is softball night and I get to try out all my healthy low carb dinner recipes.  That Wedding is like a little over 3 months away……time to lock it up.  Also side note I am quite aware the “spiralizer” is not a real word.  That has been made painfully obvious with my spell checker but it just works so let’s pretend that it is thanks!

So if you remember from this post where I showed you how to make Zucchini noodles which I was over the moon happy when I saw all y’alls recipes after that!  I took to another “noodle” recipe and tried my hand at sweet potato noodles.  I was so dead tired the other night this is all I could muster up in the recipe department and surprisingly it was quite tasty……probably because I grated truffle cheese over the top.  Let’s be honest, truffles make anything taste better.  I probably should have found a peeler that wasn’t from 1987…..it was a little scary but managed to get the sweet potato peeled without losing a finger.  Get ready for the easiest recipe you’ll ever read.

Here are the stars of the show of this recipe.  Check this post for full instructions.

I insist you get this cheese.  You only need a tiny amount for huge impact.

Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale and Truffle Cheddar Cheese

-Bag of shredded kale (I got mine at Trader Joe’s)
-One large Sweet Potato
-Seasonings: salt, pepper, red pepper
-Olive Oil
-Truffle Cheddar Cheese

Peel your sweet potato and chop off the ends
Put onto your spiral machine and choose the middle blade
Turn the magical wheel

In a deep saut√© pan with lid (I used this one) add 1/2 cup of water and olive oil drizzle.  Cook up to medium heat.
Add kale, salt, pepper, and cover for 1 minute
Add the sweet potato noodles
Cover again
Add seasoning.  I like a lot of red pepper because I’m spicy like that
Toss the kale and noodles together for less than five minute then take off.  You don’t want to overcook the noodles
Grate a generous helping of cheese over
Relish in the fact you are eating healthy noodles that taste good
Then try to limit yourself to only two pumpkin spice oreos because they are crack addicting and it’s not your fault when you eat one tray in a sitting when unsupervised.

I posted the final product on my Instagram page <– just in case you weren’t following me.  I got a lot of shout outs about posting healthy recipes.  I’m totally down for that if y’all are interested because I know how much you dig my taco soup one and everything……  Hope you are having a fabulous day!  My week has been so nuts with work so I apologize for my absence I have lots of reading to catch up on!  
So what do you think?  Would you eat faux noodles like this?  Can’t wait to read your Friday Favorites tomorrow!!  xoxoxo


  1. November 6, 2014 / 11:01 AM

    I’m all about these recipes so keep them coming!! This one sounds divine and that cheese – oh that cheese!! YUM!

  2. November 6, 2014 / 11:35 AM

    I’m not a big sweet potato fan but OMG that cheese… I need that in my life! And I think I need a zoodle maker!

    <3, Pamela

  3. November 6, 2014 / 1:00 PM

    Ok it’s official… I need that spiralizer in my life and it’s time for a trip to TJ’s for that cheese. That looks like the heaven of all cheeses :)

  4. November 6, 2014 / 1:03 PM

    i got the cheap version of the spiralizer – a handheld one and i love it. i need to make sweet potato “noodles” i always forget thats an option over zucchini which can get boring. guess who’s going to TJs on saturday morning ha


  5. November 6, 2014 / 1:04 PM

    this looks good! i think i’d make it with zucchini instead bc im not a sweet potato fan but yeah you’re right this is def not a meal to make for the men… h would be like “where are the sides?!” lol xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  6. November 6, 2014 / 1:07 PM

    But but but I dont have Trader Joes to get that cheese yet ;( Is there another kind you would suggest? Otherwise I am emailing TJ right now and telling them they need to speed up the process here and 2015 is just unacceptable.

    I am totally down for seeing more of your healthy recipes because I like to switch it up all the time around here!

  7. November 6, 2014 / 1:37 PM

    Definitely going to look for that cheese at Trader Joe’s/my other home. This recipe sounds great but Chris needs to watch how much cheese he eats. :-/ I’ll have to make it when he isn’t around haha. I hope that you are having a good day so far! :-)

  8. November 6, 2014 / 2:08 PM

    i made spaghetti with spaghetti squash and my husband was all “ain’t nobody got time for this” and boiled some pasta :(

  9. November 6, 2014 / 2:24 PM

    You have convinced me I need to get a spiralizer right now! I’ve been wanting one but kale, sweet potato, and cheese did it. Luckily Theo likes faux noodles, he loves spaghetti squash. As long as it has cheese on it he’s a happy man!

  10. November 6, 2014 / 2:39 PM

    I’m pretty impressed with the effort you put into your meals. ha. I’m a “toss something in a pan and call it a day” kind of girl! This looks freaking delish though!

  11. November 6, 2014 / 2:40 PM

    I’m with Ally, I’m also convinced I need a spiralizer too! This looks so good and I don’t always care for sweet potatoes! Love the healthy alternative to regular pasta!

  12. November 6, 2014 / 2:40 PM

    That contraption is going on my Christmas list! YUM.

    Also, thank you SO MUCH for joining the Big Picture InstaLink. I can’t wait to see what you post!

  13. November 6, 2014 / 2:58 PM

    I”m not a sweet potato person (unless it’s sweet potato fries) but this looks great! That cheese sounds amazing!
    ~Elise @ highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

  14. November 6, 2014 / 2:58 PM

    Sauteed sweet potato from the spiralizer has been my jam the last couple of weeks. It’s like out of this world good. I need to get this cheese stat and make this exact recipe everyday because it looks. that. good!

  15. November 6, 2014 / 3:01 PM

    yum yum yum. thankfully for me, the boy is never around hahahahah

  16. November 6, 2014 / 3:29 PM

    Anything involving sweet potatoes is a winner! This looks so good!

  17. November 6, 2014 / 3:39 PM

    This looks and sounds amazing! I love sweet potatoes, so I want to try this soon! :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  18. November 6, 2014 / 3:44 PM

    I can’t get enough sweet potatoes right now, so this looks amazing to me!!

  19. November 6, 2014 / 4:00 PM

    AMANDA! DAMN YOU! THAT LOOKS SO TASTY BUT I CAN’T DO CHEESE RIGHT NOW! I HATE YOU (no really, I love you – I am going to pin this or print it or something).

    I got a spiralizer too! Love me, my veggie noodles!

  20. November 6, 2014 / 4:15 PM

    Amanda! I need a spiralizer in my life! PS – I totally think that is a real word. Eff spell check.

  21. November 6, 2014 / 4:43 PM

    This looks delicious, and that cheese. . . amazing! Next time I’m at Trader Joe’s that is coming home with me!

  22. November 6, 2014 / 4:53 PM

    I hate that we don’t have a Trader Joe’s anywhere near us anymore!!!! :( I definitely will be trying this though, I need to get on ordering that spiralizer! And it really should be a ‘real’ word!

  23. November 6, 2014 / 5:25 PM

    I love “recipes to make when boys are gone”! It is so true. I love “zoodles” but have never made with sweet potatoes – I must try!

  24. November 6, 2014 / 6:13 PM

    i would totally try this if i would one of those noodle making contraptions… i am not a huge fan of sweet potatoes as a whole potato but i like fries, so i’m thinking the noodles would be good too!

  25. November 6, 2014 / 6:25 PM

    Oh my gosh yes. I’m asking for a spiralizer for Christmas and I can’t wait to make all the things. I Weill definitely be trying this and your other voodle (veggie noodle) recipes!


  26. November 6, 2014 / 6:46 PM

    I need to purchase this spiralizer. I keep meaning to and then don’t.

    I don’t know how my husband would feel about this. It might be worth trying out on him. He liked the cauliflower mashed potatoes. Maybe this one, too?

  27. November 6, 2014 / 7:27 PM

    Ok, these faux pasta recipes are fabulous!! The sweet potato looks soo yummy and perfect for fall!

  28. November 6, 2014 / 9:09 PM

    This looks so good! I haven;t cooked in so long and sort of miss it (since hubs has been gone) I also so wish we had a TJ’s close by!!

  29. November 6, 2014 / 10:52 PM

    I think I would definitely try this faux noodle recipe!! I even think my husband would like it! I am dying to try that white truffle cheese – it looks divine!


  30. November 6, 2014 / 11:05 PM

    I’ve been wanting to try the sweet potato and zucchini noodles! This sounds Amazing!

    <3 Shannon

  31. November 7, 2014 / 3:47 AM

    LOL I love that you called this a meal you can’t make with men. I think it looks delicious, but my husband would be like “What is this and where is the meat??” I really want one of the noodle makers!


  32. November 7, 2014 / 5:48 AM

    I want a spiralizer so badly! I’ve wanted one for a long time but I just couldn’t bring myself to purchase one. Usually I just julienne some squash for my veggie noodles.


  33. November 7, 2014 / 8:30 PM

    YUM!! This looks so delicious!!
    I definitely plan on putting that spiralizer on my Christmas list!

  34. November 8, 2014 / 3:47 PM

    That has to be the damn fanicest little machine thing I’ve ever seen! Never knew of such thing! The recipe looks and sounds amazing!

  35. November 10, 2014 / 6:11 PM

    that cheese sounds amazing!! I will have to hunt for something similar up here in Canada ;) We love using our spiralizer but I haven’t tried sweet potato noodles yet! Going to have to give this a try!!

  36. November 14, 2014 / 3:03 AM

    These look DELISH!!!

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