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The Best Way To Spirilize & Cook Sweet Potatoes!

April 19, 2015

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So! Has the spirilizer craze hit your house yet??

When my oldest was a toddler about 4 years ago, I started using a julienne peeler to make veggies smaller and easier for her to chew and handle. I quickly learned how easy it was to make “noodles” out of just about any vegetable, and through the years my kids have really loved them!

Last year I saved for a spirilizer to make the veggie noodle thing a little more stream lined…and last summer my new spirilizer was on my counter in almost daily use!

Spirilized potatoes make great curly fries (you can use my homemade potato chips method to make them so yummy!), and getting zucchini and summer squash in there makes for great pasta salad or spaghetti night!

Since I spirilize and cook sweet potatoes a little differently than all the rest, I figured it deserved a post all on its own!

The Best Way To Spirilize & Cook Sweet Potatoes!When spirilizing sweet potatoes, I don’t use the lever arm to push it through – sweet potatoes are too hard and it just doesn’t work well. I just hook it onto the blade and turn the sweet potato with my hand like turning a door knob.

I have also found that sweet potatoes get to mushy and fall apart when you cook them in the pan – especially if you are cooking them with a bunch of other veggies, seasonings, and oil/butter. One day I decided to try a quick roast on them to see if they would come out less soggy, and it really worked great!

The Best Way To Spirilize & Cook Sweet Potatoes!Sweet potato noodles work great at lunch or dinner! I pile up stir fried veggies up on top – you can add some meat or a fried egg too! Don’t forget about the little ones! Sweet potato noodles were my kiddo’s first “spaghetti” tossed with butter and sea salt! It makes a great first food finger food!

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The Best Way To Spirilize & Cook Sweet Potatoes!

Spirilized potatoes make great curly fries (you can use my homemade potato chips method to make them so yummy!), and getting zucchini and summer squash in there makes for great pasta salad or spaghetti night!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted sweet potatoes, spiralized sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com



  • Put your spirilized sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet , and toss with the oil and sea salt. If you are making more you can split them up between 2 baking sheets.
  • Roast at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. This will leave them with a little “bite” like a noodle – if you want them softer you can go longer. If you want to crisp them up you can set them under the broiler on high for a few minutes.

Let me know how the sweet potato spirilizing goes!
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  • Reply Jessica April 19, 2015 at 10:52 am

    So, easy we will be making this tonight!

  • Reply Anna @Green Talk April 19, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Love sweet potatoes. I wonder if you could do the same thing with a small squash?

    • Reply Renee Kohley April 19, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Hi Anna! I have done it with butternut squash!

  • Reply Amber April 20, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Oh, this looks wonderful and beautiful photography as well!

  • Reply Gina B April 20, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I totally have to put one in my budget! Having a kiddo on GAPS makes meals complicated. These look delicious though for me though!

    • Reply Renee Kohley April 20, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      Ah yes for sure! I think your kiddo will love these 🙂

  • Reply Marla @ Organic Life on a Budget April 20, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Love this! We eat a lot of sweet potatoes and love roasting them! Going to have to try this!

  • Reply linda spiker April 21, 2015 at 10:42 am

    5 stars
    Agreed! I do it by hand too:) Or use the bigger holes on the spiralizer. Lovely pictures!

  • Reply Marjorie April 21, 2015 at 11:56 am

    I love my spiralizer. Sweet potato noodles are so yummy and fun too! Great tutorial!

  • Reply Emily @ Recipes to Nourish April 21, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Such a fun idea! I bet my kiddos would love these.

  • Reply Krystal April 21, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I have been debating whether to get a spiralizer or not but seeing this makes me wanna go for it! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Mandy April 21, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    5 stars
    How fun is this! We are eating a lot of sweet potatoes lately and this is great. Thank you!

  • Reply Carol April 22, 2015 at 4:31 am

    If you are Insulin resistant or diabetic roasting changes the starch and increases the Glycemic index. If you steam them for 7-8 mins and then add the oil the Glycemic load is quite low

  • Reply Megan Stevens April 22, 2015 at 9:25 am

    I love how simple this recipe is! Great method and soooo yummy!!

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  • Reply Azure Ivy April 21, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    I have a Brieftons spiralizer and I can’t wait to try this. Last week was my first attempt at zoodles and they were so soggy. Do you think they would roast well?

    • Reply Renee Kohley April 22, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      Hi Azure! Zucchini is a little different because they are so full of water. The best way to work with zoodles is the just quick pan cook them (like just a minute) in some butter and a small pinch of sea salt, and then put them in a collinder to let them drain – the salt will pull out all the water and they will be left tasting like a noodle. I hope that helps!

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  • Reply clara white June 24, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    4 stars
    Thank you I thought the potatoes would get soggy but you are the first that I’ve read to speak about it I will definitely lite roast first

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    5 stars
    I wonder if I could freeze dry these after they are roasted for later use.

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  • Reply Shelly January 10, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    5 stars
    Wow, I didn’t even know that sweet potatoes could be overripe! That is very interesting! I will definitely keep that in mind when making sweet potato dishes, thank you 🙂

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