Spinach, Bacon and Mushroom Sweet Potato Noodles Recipe

Ingredients

Sweet Potato Noodles

  • 2 large sweet potatoes (around 1.5 lbs total)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Bacon, Mushrooms, and Spinach

  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 10 oz sliced mushrooms (white button or cremini)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 oz baby spinach

Flavor Enhancers

  • 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional Toppings

  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

1. Prep the Sweet Potatoes

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Peel sweet potatoes and use a spiralizer to create noodles. If you don’t have a spiralizer, thinly slice the potato lengthwise, then cut into thin strips.
  • Toss the noodles with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread on a baking sheet. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until tender.

2. Cook the Bacon and Veggies

  • While the noodles cook, crisp the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Once cooked, remove to a paper towel-lined plate. Leave about a tablespoon of bacon grease in the skillet.
  • Add onion to the pan and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms and cook until they release their liquid and start to brown (about 5-7 minutes).
  • Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds more.

3. Assemble the Dish

  • Add spinach and cook until wilted (1-2 minutes).
  • Pour in broth, balsamic vinegar (if using), and thyme (if using). Toss to coat everything and cook until liquid is slightly reduced.
  • Add cooked sweet potato noodles and crumbled bacon, then toss to combine.

4. Finishing Touches

  • Season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Serve immediately with grated Parmesan cheese and parsley if desired.

Customization Tips

Protein: Add cooked shredded chicken, sliced sausage, or cooked shrimp for an extra protein kick.

Vegetables: Throw in other vegetables that cook quickly, like bell peppers, zucchini ribbons, or cherry tomatoes.

Spice: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a bit of heat.

Creamy Twist: Stir in 1-2 tablespoons of cream cheese or a splash of heavy cream at the end for a richer sauce.

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