Sweet Potato- Pumpkin Cream Basil Pasta

There’s  a lot going on in this dish. Sage, pumpkin, coconut milk, pasta, basil, sweet potato. It’s healthy, filling, and colorful. A great dish for a cold day. Can be served hot or cold.

Pumpkins are a great food with so many varieties, benefits, and ways to prepare. They are loaded with vitamin C, healthy fats, potassium (balances electrolytes), and beta carotene (converts to vitamin A), making them great for skin, strengthening immunity, heart health, preventing and fighting off cancer, muscles, vision, and eyes. Low in calories but high in fiber, a combination that will keep you feeling full for long periods of time and preventing overeating while aiding weight loss. Pumpkins also contain tryptophan, and amino acid particularly good at regulating moods and producing serotonin for brain health. Not to mention, they are incredible tasting.

Sweet Potato- Pumpkin Cream Basil Pasta

Yields: 2-3 people

  • 1 box rotini
  • 2 to 3 sweet potatoes
  • Sauce
  • 1 can pumpkin
  • 2 cloves grated garlic
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped basil (leave some for garnish)
  • 2 fresh chopped sage leaves
  • optional; 2 to 4 tablespoons tapioca flour to thicken
  • salt, pepper, and chili flakes to taste

Start cooking the pasta.

Fry the chopped potatoes (raw) in oil on medium. They should brown and be ready after 20 minutes.

In a sauce pan add the coconut milk, maple, pumpkin, sage, basil, and and olive oil. Save some basil to garnish. For a thicker sauce, add 2 tbsp tapioca and keep stirring, wait until the consistency thickens and if you need it thicker add the next 2 tbsp.  Keep it on a very low heat and stir as often as you can for 15-20 minutes. When the pasta is al dente strain it and mix it with the sauce and sweet potatoes. Top with some chopped fresh basil.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes
Sweet Potato- Pumpkin Cream Basil Pasta
Sweet Potato- Pumpkin Cream Basil Pasta

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