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Skillet Sweet Potato Noodle Pad Thai

Skillet Sweet Potato Noodle Pad Thai

Our veggie version of pad Thai is better for you and better for your budget than takeout. All of the traditional ingredients come together in a skillet, but we swapped sweet potato noodles for rice noodles so you can still enjoy a takeout-style dinner without the guilt—or the tipping.MORE+LESS-

Updated November 13, 2018

1

tablespoon vegetable oil

1

tablespoon chili garlic sauce

2

tablespoons packed brown sugar

1/8

teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

4

cups fresh sweet potato spirals

1

medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1/4

cup chopped green onions (4 small)

1

tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

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    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil over medium heat. Beat eggs, garlic sauce and fish sauce with whisk; add egg mixture to skillet. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until eggs are just firm but still moist. Remove to small bowl; reserve.

  • 2

    In another small bowl, mix brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce and pepper flakes.

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    In same skillet, add remaining 2 teaspoons oil; heat over medium heat. Stir in sweet potatoes, bell pepper and green onions. Cover; cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sweet potatoes are crisp-tender. Add sauce mixture; stir until vegetables are coated. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until sauce has been mostly absorbed. Stir in eggs. Top with cilantro and peanuts; serve with lime wedges.

Expert Tips

  • Sweet potato spirals are also called sweet potato noodles or swoodles.
  • If you’re using prespiralized sweet potatoes, measure by the ounce. We used about 16 oz sweet potato spirals in this recipe.
  • If the sweet potatoes start browning too fast, turn heat down, and continue cooking until tender.
  • Chili-garlic sauce is a blend of coarsely ground mild chiles, garlic, vinegar and salt that can be used as either a condiment or a cooking ingredient and can be found in the Asian section of the grocery store.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
95mg
31%
Sodium
770mg
32%
Potassium
700mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
6g
23%
Sugars
15g
Protein
9g
Vitamin A
400%
400%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:

1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;

Carbohydrate Choice

2 1/2

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Watch the video: Sweet Potato Noodle Pad Thai (November 2020).