Sweet potato penne

Sweet potato penne

Pasta is not fattening! But it is yummy and even healthier when combined with sweet potato, cherry tomatoes, capsicum and basil.

CAL P/SERVE
499
kJ P/SERVE
2090
FAT P/SERVE
16.3g
CARBS P/SERVE
58.2g
PROTEIN P/SERVE
22.7g
SUGAR P/SERVE
20.8g
SODIUM P/SERVE
531g
FAT
%
2.6%
ENERGY RDI%
24%

This recipe is quite a quick and easy one to prepare. Any sort of pasta you prefer can be used including pasta spirals or bowties.

This recipe is low fat, sugar and sodium and a good source of protein.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups penne pasta
  • 1 sweet potato (aka Kumera and Yams), cut into chunks
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 slices short cut bacon
  • 1/2 red capsicum, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 6 button mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 large onoin sliced
  • 8-10 cherry tomatoes halved
  • sprinkle herbs
  • 15-20 fresh basil leaves, hand torn
  • 1 cup water (reserved pasta water)
  • Cracked Pepper

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F)
  2. Place sweet potato on tray,  and halved cherry tomatoes, spray with cooking spray and bake for 20-25 mins.
  3. Cook pasta in large pan of boiling water, uncovered, until just tender; drain.
  4. In a large non stick frying pan, heat olive oil and cook bacon, onion and capsicum for around 5-8 mins. Add sliced mushrooms and sautee a further 5 mins.
  5. Add baked sweet potato and tomatoes, and pasta with 1 cup of water. Stir until incorporated, add torn basil leaves, cracked pepper.
  6. Serve immediately with some parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition Table

Servings: 2 Serving size:609g
Average Serve Average 100g
Energy 2090 kJ 344 kJ
  499 Cal 82 Cal
Protein 22.7 g 3.7 g
Fat, total 16.3 g 2.7 g
- Saturated 4 g 0.7 g
Carbohydrate 58.2 g 9.6 g
- Sugars 20.8 g 3.4 g
Sodium 531 mg 87 mg

This recipe was developed by Sharrelle Haywood and the Food Photography is courtesy of Factory59. In order to have permission to use this recipe on your website or blog, you must include a website link to weightloss.com.au with the recipe to acknowledge our copyright.

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