Sweet Potato Pasta With Indulgent Brown Butter

Sweet Potato Pasta with Indulgent Brown Butter

Sweet Potato Pasta with Indulgent Brown Butter

Have you had one of those days when you just didn’t know what to cook for dinner? Well that happened to me not too long ago. We were still two days away from grocery day; and, there was simply no time to make an unplanned trip the store. Luckily, I ran across this super indulgent recipe from Table for Two, for brown butter sweet potato pasta.

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Sweet Potato Pasta with indulgent brow butter is an easy dinner recipe for the whole family. It's filling and full of yummy sweet potatoes and al dente pasta. Make it for dinner tonight with staples you already have in your home.
Sweet Potato Pasta with indulgent brow butter is an easy dinner recipe for the whole family. It’s filling and full of yummy sweet potatoes and al dente pasta. Make it for dinner tonight with staples you already have in your home.

As said before, there was no time to buy special ingredients and dinner was right around the corner. Because of that, I’m extremely happy that this recipe uses regular items that were already in my kitchen. We’ve modified our version to include roasted chicken, but that is totally optional. In addition, if you have any dairy, or gluten allergies, you can alter by using unsweetened soy milk, and gluten free noodles.

Getting ready to boil a lot of sweet potatoes
Getting ready to boil a lot of sweet potatoes

How do you make brown butter?

It’s very simple to make brown butter. You simply melt butter on the stove and cook at a medium low temperature until it turns a nice mellow brown. Please do not to rush this process. The key is low and slow. Making the mistake of overheating the butter will cause it to separate. It will then be unusable for this dish. Take your time and let it brown gradually.

Indulgent brown butter sauce being poured into the sweet potato pasta mixture.
Indulgent brown butter sauce being poured into the sweet potato pasta mixture.

Finishing up

With that being said, keep in mind that this dish only takes about 30 minutes to make. Perfect for a busy day; yet, completely filling and flavorful as a meal. As a matter of fact, to keep up with all of our recipes don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter here.

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Sincerely,

Fullest Mom

Sweet Potato Pasta with Brown Butter Sauce
Sweet Potato Pasta with Brown Butter Sauce

Brown Butter Sweet Potato Pasta

Stovetop: High for boiling the sweet potatoes. Medium Low for sauce.

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 40 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pasta, already cooked according to the package. (We used elbows)
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, browned
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup chicken stock (Can sub for water)
  • 4 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1 tbs. of thyme
  • 1/2 tbs. of rosemary
  • Approximately 2 cups of roasted chicken breast, cubed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste.

Steps:

  1. In a small pot, add butter.
  2. Cook, while stirring occasionally, on medium low until it turns golden brown. (About 10 minutes.)
  3. Set aside to cool.
  4. Then, in a very large pot, add sweet potatoes and enough water to cover.
  5. Turn stovetop on high and bring to a boil.
  6. Continue boiling until the sweet potatoes are fork tender. (about 20 minutes from start to finish.)
  7. Drain with colander and set aside.
  8. Meanwhile, as the potatoes are boiling, in a separate large non-stick pan, add milk, chicken stock, flour, garlic powder, thyme, rosemary, and water. This will be  the base of the sauce and the stovetop for this should be set to medium low.
  9. Once heated add the parmesan cheese. Stir until everything is evenly combined.
  10. Turn off heat but do not remove from stove.
  11. Now, return to the sweet potatoes. Mash the heck out of them until nice and smooth.
  12. Add smashed sweet potatoes and roasted chicken to sauce pan.
  13. Pour in that glorious brown butter and stir until thoroughly incorporated.
  14. Finally, add the previously cooked pasta and mix well.

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13 comments

  • Megan

    This looks delish. Brown butter adds such good flavor to dishes, I have to try this!

    Megan
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Thanks. It really is a crazy experience once you start using brown butter. Who would guess cooking out part of the water, an toasting the cream, would create that wonderful nutty flavor. Yum. Let us know how it goes. We’d love to hear your results.

      FullestMom
  • Stefani @ Crafty Christian

    Sounds delicious! I’d have to make it gluten free, but it sounds like a good holiday side dish 🙂

    Stefani @ Crafty Christian
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Yes. It’s pretty seasonal for fall. And a real crowd pleaser; so as a holiday side, this is perfect!

      FullestMom
  • Mary Barham

    This is so up may alley!! Making this tonight!

    Mary Barham
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Thumbs up! Let me know how it goes. Give us your tips if you made any modifications.

      FullestMom
  • Savannah

    Mmmmm, this sounds yummy! I honestly don’t find many sweet potatoes that I like (I’m more of a savory person), but I know that sweet potatoes go sooo well with butter!!! Totally going to be giving this dish a try-thanks so much for sharing! <3

    Savannah
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Thank you. This is a perfectly savory dish. To me, the touch of herbs and garlic make it rememberable. Have fun trying it. Let us know how your family enjoyed.

      FullestMom
  • Jen G

    This looks amazing! Love the browned butter!

    Jen G
    • Post authorFullestMom

      We use it to enhance the flavor of our favorite dishes. Glad you liked the post. Thank you for commenting.

      FullestMom
  • Shann Eva

    I’ve never tried browning butter before, but this dish sounds delicious. The perfect comfort food for fall. Can’t wait to try it.

    Shann Eva
    • Post authorFullestMom

      It is! Very filling, yet not as heavy as traditional pastas. The sweet potatoes help make the sauce thick but with half the cream. Let us know how it goes. Thank you so much!

      FullestMom
  • Tiffany @ shortsweetmom.com

    I can relate to those days where the fridge is bare but there is no time to get to the store. It is nice when you are able to create a new dish because of it.

    Tiffany @ shortsweetmom.com

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