This recipe for Sweet Potato Pad Thai is a staple in my household! Easy to make and tastes even better the next day.
As a self proclaimed sweet potato enthusiast, I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate them into my meals. Hellooooo Sweet Potato Pad Thai! Aside from vitamins and minerals, sweet potatoes are also a good source of FIBER! Fiber slows down the release of sugar into the blood making it the perfect source of carbohydrates! Swapping out regular noodles for these sweet potato noodles just feels right. I love serving my Pad Thai with tofu (pictured here), shrimp, or chicken! Choose whichever protein you like, or no addition at all!
When making tofu, it’s important to “press” before preparing. Pressing your tofu ensures you’ll remove all the excess water. I placed mine (extra firm organic from Whole Foods, found here) in a kitchen towel, on a plate, and then stacked a giant tub of coconut oil on top. Let your tofu sit for ~30 minutes before sauteeing, air frying, etc!
These noodles take on the flavor of the peanut butter sauce SO well. Feel free to sub a different nut butter or even tahini if you are nut-free! The only downside of this meal is the absolutely brutal arm workout that comes with “noodling” these guys. I use THIS spiralizer that I found on Amazon 3 years ago! Inexpensive and still holding up wonderfully!
Looking for more sweet potato fun? Check out THIS dessert!
Sweet Potato Pad Thai
- 2 Sweet Potatoes (I prefer Japanese)
- 1 cup Bell Peppers (I used frozen from whole foods to save $$)
- 1/2 cup Matchstick Carrots
- 1 tbsp Garlic
- 1/2 cup Onion
- 1/4 cup Coconut Aminos
- 2 tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
- Tofu or other desired protein
- Make noodles out of your sweet potatoes using a spiralizer. I have a manual one and find it to work the best!
- Saute peppers, carrots, garlic, and onion in a pan with oil over medium heat.
- Make your sauce by mixing the coconut aminos, peanut butter, and sesame oil together. Let it sit in the fridge while you finish up! (You could also add in some sriracha if you want it spicy)
- Add your sweet potatoes into the veggie skillet for 3-5 minutes, just until they soften.
- Pour sauce over mixture and enjoy!
- If you would like to add a protein to this meal, add it in at the end! I chose to make tofu in the air fryer. Tofu, shrimp, or chicken would all taste great.