Sweet Potato Noodles


I posted this photo (above) on Instagram today, and a bunch of people were curious what it was and how to make it, so I thought I would write a quick explanation. These are sweet potato noodles. Not store-bought noodles that have sweet potato mixed with flour, but noodles literally made from spiralized sweet potato. I cook my sweet potato noodles in lard over about medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.  It couldn’t be faster or easier.

Since I don’t have a sauce for you today I wanted to link to this recipe for sweet potato noodles, which I have been meaning to try for some time now. These noodles are made exactly the same way, they just use a different setting on the spiralizer (the difference between fettuccine and spaghetti).

Also, I have only ever sauteed my sweet potato noodles, but this soaking method is on my list of things to try.

I use one of my favorite tools to create these noodles in a matter of seconds: The Benriner Turning Slicer, which you can see in my Zucchini Pie recipe on The Balanced Platter.

Below is one of my photos demonstrating how the spiralizer works:


I think a food processor with the julienne slicer setting would also work.

Meanwhile I’m a month away from my Paleo Chocolate Lovers deadline. If you’ve missed my teaser photos on Facebook, you can see them on Instagram HERE.

♥, Kelly


  1. says

    These are beautiful. I love the color. I have to try these with my mandoline slicer. I make zucchini noodles all the time but haven’t yet tried sweet potato. I cannot wait. Good luck on finishing up the book. I know it is going to be amazing.

  2. says

    Beautiful recipes. Looking for ways to get away from sugar is so important. Nearly every research article I read says that too much sugar is bad for you. For instance, check out this latest research, “New research suggests that more sugar in the body could damage the elastic proteins that help us breathe and pump blood.”

    link: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20130415/Research-High-sugar-levels-can-damage-bodye28099s-elastic-proteins.aspx

  3. says

    Looks awesome! I keep thinking of buying a spiralizer, but I cannot decide which one is for me — thanks for sharing the one that is for you — and how you like to use it. It makes vegies so much more fun and versatile! : )

  4. says

    Can I just say that I tripped through the door into your blog-space today and was open-mouthed? Such inspiring recipes, warm writing and BEAUTIFUL Paleo creations. I am so grateful for the level of gorgeously professional Grok-work you’re putting out here! From one mama to another…THANKS!!! You inspire.

  5. says

    So cool!!! Totally never thought of using a spiralizer on sweet potatoes. Will be trying this very soon… Thanks Kelly!!!

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