Sweet potato pasta recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 15 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 198 kCal 10%
Fat 5g 7%
  -  Saturates 1g 5%
  -  of which Sugars 10g 11%
Salt 1g 17%
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  • Pasta and sweet potato are gently tossed in a light and creamy cheese sauce, which is made with lower-fat ingredients including low-fat natural yogurt and reduced-fat Parmesan.

    We love this sweet potato pasta recipe made in just three easy steps. It’s a quick recipe taking just 15 minutes to cook. A portion of this dish counts towards one of your five-a-day thanks to the sweet potato and peas.

    Ingredients

    • 300g sweet potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
    • 300g pasta shapes
    • 100g frozen peas
    • 2 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
    • 150g low-fat natural yoghurt
    • 40g reduced fat Parmesan or mature cheese, finely grated
    • Ground black pepper

    Method

    • Cook the sweet potato chunks in simmering water for 12-15 minutes, until tender. Drain well.

    • Cook the pasta shapes in a large saucepan for 6-8 minutes, or according to pack instructions, until tender. Drain well then return to the saucepan.

    • Stir the sweet potato chunks and frozen peas through the pasta. Add the milk and yogurt and heat gently for 1-2 minutes. Serve, sprinkled with the cheese and a little ground black pepper.

    Top tips for making sweet potato pasta

    You could use butternut squash as an alternative to sweet potato or add some more vegetables to count towards your five-a-day.

    As this dish is just 198 calories per serving it's ideal as part of a calorie-counting diet like the 5:2 diet for example. It would also work as a low-calorie lunch idea too.

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