Monday, July 2, 2012

Creamy Sweet Potato Pasta Recipe

Don't turn your noses up at this! I know it sounds weird, but it works. The sweetness of the potato and the savoriness of the ham and onions are fantastic.

Creamy Sweet Potato Pasta
(serves 4)

2 cups dry pasta shells
4 oz. deli ham, chopped
1/4 sweet onion, chopped
1 large sweet potato, cooked and chopped (I leave the skins on for extra fiber)
1/4 package cream cheese (I used lowafat)
1/2 cup half and half (I used nonfat)
1/2 tsp garlic salt

Boil water and cook pasta according to package
Saute onions over med-high until caramelized, about 5 minutes.
Add ham and cook another 2 mins.
Add cooked potato, cream cheese in 1/2 inch cubes and half and half and mix until blended and warm.
Add garlic salt and fold in.
Once pasta is cooked, drain and add to mixture. 

Try it!

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