Monday, March 1, 2010

Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts

I've probably mentioned it before, but I hated brussels sprouts as a kid. Whenever my mom made them, they had to be at the other end of the table :) I don't mind them now, but didn't fall in love until the Foodbuzz Festival. After this I knew I needed to try again, and they would find a way to my heart.

When I saw Tara's Sweet Potato Gnocchi w/Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts, I couldn't wait to get into my kitchen :) I took a slightly different approach, as I had some Sweet Potato Papparadelle in my pantry. It was a great pairing, and I'd use this preparation for sprouts as a topping for a baked sweet potato too!!



Sweet Potato Pasta w/Shaved Brussels Sprouts
adapted from Seven Spoons

Serves 2

6oz sweet potato papparadelle
10oz brussles sprouts, trimmed, lightly steamed, thinly sliced
1 1/2T olive oil
1T butter
2-4T chopped toasted walnuts
freshly grated parmesan

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Meanwhile, heat oil and butter in medium nonstick skillet. Once butter is melted and beginning to brown, add thinly sliced brussels sprouts. Saute until browned and caramelized.

Add salt to pasta water and cook pasta until al dente. Drain and transfer to skillet with brussels sprouts. Add a little pasta water if needed to coat pasta if it's a little dry.

Transfer pasta to plates, top with chopped walnuts and parmesan right before serving.

**Edited to add: I'm submitting this to this week's BSI: Brussels Sprouts, hosted by the lovely and creative Sophia!**

30 comments:

Lauren said...

Two of my very favorite foods in one dish?! Yes, please :).

Cara said...

Sounds like a great pairing to me too! I have a dish that combines brussels sprouts and butternut squash, so it reminds me a bit of that too.

5 Star Foodie said...

The sweet potato papparadelle sounds excellent in combination with brussels sprouts and walnuts! An excellent pasta dish!

Elina said...

I have some sweet potato gnocchi in my freezer. This will be the perfect way to use them up! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Elra said...

I've never really seen sweet potato pasta, sound pretty intriguing. Must look for it next time.

Veggies 'n' Cake said...

I LOVE roasted brussels sprouts! I haven't tried sweet potatos but they are on my list of foods to try in the near future.

Maybe I will try them using this recipe.

moretolifethanlettuce said...

i still hate brussels sprouts now! they're he only veggie i don't like! probably because i've never had them well prepared. i should try this

Joanne said...

I love both brussels and sweet potatoes! This is a great pasta dish...those sweet potato pappardelle are the best aren't they? I wish they sold them in NYC so I wouldn't have to buy them online.

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

I think it's all about how you cook brussels sprouts. I love them roasted. Infact, I actually crave them sometimes. Same with sweet potatoes. Looks like an amazing dish :)

We Are Not Martha said...

Yet another brussels sprouts recipe I need to try! I think Foodbuzz totally converted a lot of us :) But really, this looks and sounds amazing!

Sues

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

YUM!!! I never had brussel sprouts as a kid (My mum hates them so she never fed them to me), but I have since tried them and am ADDICTED!!! Love me some 'mini cabbages' :)

Nicole Chow - HealthyChow.com said...

I don't think I've ever had sweet potato pasta. But then again, sweet potato paired with anything is a winner in my eyes, especially brussels sprouts. I like the flavor of brussels sprouts, but I know some find it a little funky. I think the sweetness from the sweet potato papparadelle would really make anyone a brussels fan! Great flavor combo!c

Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said...

Yum...I love brussel sprouts! But they don't always love my tummy....

sophia said...

oh wow. Where do I get that pasta? It sounds amazing...

Haha, I have a sweet potato/brussel sprouts dish in mind, too! Great minds think alike!

Cate O'Malley said...

Love the idea of shaved brussels sprouts - sounds like an interesting (but winning) combination!

Megan said...

This looks awesome! I love brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes, so I know this will be a winning meal for me.

Ricki said...

Shredding the brussels sprouts really seems to change the flavor a bit (not that they aren't delicious anyway!)--I bet they would pair beautifully w/ the sweet potato pasta. Sounds great. :)

dawn said...

hey girl! I am kind of close to hyannis. are you coming out this way this summer? I will not go jogging with you! LOL

Sarah said...

Sweet Potato Parpardelle OMG!! I followed the link, looks like I'd have to order it as they don't sell it anywhere near me. Might just have to though, veggie pastas like that are always exciting. And I love the papardelle shape.

I hated brussel sprouts as a kid too, until I had them roasted. When roasted I could eat a pound in one sitting. Is it still healthy in that quantity?

Kelly said...

I never had brussel sprouts as a kid. it's funny how some foods just get a bad name though, you know? I tried them once as an adult, but I think I need to give them another shot because they definitely seem like they COULD be good haha

Maria said...

My two favs! I love this dish!

Jess said...

That sounds wonderful! I've never put brussels sprouts in pasta.

Tyler said...

the first time i tried brussels sprouts was last year. my mom never served them b/c she didn't like the way her mom cooked them growing up (boiled and mushy). i told her about my roasted brussels sprouts discovery and now we both love them!!! (the rest of the family hasn't gotten on board though). your pasta looks delicious!!

Laurie said...

Wow, I would love this dish! I've never seen sweet potato papparadelle, bit I will surely look for it now.

Emily said...

Wow, that sounds like a great combination to me! I wish I could find that pasta here.

Word verification=pants. Teehee.

biz319 said...

Hey Shannon - Brussel sprouts are the BSI ingredient this week - you should enter this!!

It's hosted by Sophia at Burp and Slurp - if you can't find the link its on my BSI page.

Hope all is well in your busy world!

sophia said...

Shannon, I would be VERY honored if you entered this fabulous recipe to this week's BSI! Please enter, I'm begging you! :D

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

I was just gonna tell you to enter sophia's brussels BSI thing..I did. And yours looks like it will beat mine :)
I always read too, girl, but yeah, it's alot to catch every person's every post...but I am always reading your faboosh eats!!!

Kerstin said...

Wow, this looks amazing! I've never had sweet potato pasta before, but I love sweet potato gnocchi and the combo with the Brussels Sprouts sounds awesome!

Danica's Daily said...

YUM ~ That's all I can say.

I tried and failed with sweet potato gnocchi but this might be a better easier option to try out :D

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