This recipe alone is the reason to get a spiralizer! So easy to make, only 4 ingredients, 5 minutes prep, then 30 minutes of hands free oven time, to get a beautiful crispy toasty pile of sweet potato noodles! this is such an amazing recipe in flavor and texture it is absolutely going to be a regular staple in my lunches and snacks. yummm!!!
difficulty level: beginner
prep time: 5 minutes
cook time: 30
equipment needed: counter top spiralizer. I got the OXO Good Grips 3-Blade Spiralizer with StrongHold. It's only $39.99 from Amazon and is seriously worth it just for this recipe. a small handheld spiralizer will not be able to handle a sweet potato.
Seriously speaking though, i will definitely use this for many more recipes... as you will see :)
what you need:
- 1 small/medium orange sweet potato, washed, do not peel, just trim ends flat
- 1 small/medium Hannah (pale tan skin yellow flesh) sweet potato, washed, do not peel, just trim ends flat
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
what to do:
- preheat oven to 400 sgrees
- line a large oven sized baking sheet with parchment, lightly spray/brush with oil
- spiralize orange sweet potato, on smallest noodles blade (green blade on oxo) to yield between 10 oz to 12 oz of noodles
- spiralize hannah sweet potato, on smallest noodles blade (green blade on oxo) to yield between 10 oz to 12 oz of noodles
- place spiralized noodles in large tupperware, drizzle 1 tbsp oil evenly, then mix noodles gently with your hands a few times to distribute evenly.
- spread noodles out on the baking sheet, sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt, put into oven on middle rack for 20 minutes
- take out, flip noodles around and redistribute evenly on sheet
- bake 5 minutes more, take a look at your noodles, and if they are not starting to burn add 5 more minutes baking.
- at this point they are ready, i like them extra crispy so added another 2 minutes in oven; do watch them carefully, as at this stage (and depending on oven) they can turn form beautifully roasted... to burnt
Note: the amounts of noodles and the size of the baking sheet really do matter; too many noodles on the sheet, and they steam, not enough n oodles, and they burn... yes there were a few epic fails involved here before i figured it out :)
If you have a smaller baking sheet, use less noodles, or use two baking sheets for the whole batch, and perhaps set the timer at 15 minutes just to check and see that no burning is occurring.
These noodles are so awesome just by themselves, or sprinkle some onion powder and chipotle pepper powder for a nice spicy kick. you can add pesto, or some stir-fried veggies or a bit of tomato sauce... this is a seriously versatile dish.
The picture below is sweet potato noodles with my low calorie pesto, recipe coming soon :)