Sweet Potato Mushroom Penne Recipe

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Anna Miles Modified: March 21, 2022
Sweet Potato Mushroom Penne Recipe

How To Make Sweet Potato Mushroom Penne

Nutritious and a great pasta dish, this vegetarian mushroom penne is made with thick, creamy sweet potato sauce, garnished with chives, amaretti cookies.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 2sweet potatoes
  • 2tbspolive oil,divided
  • 6ozwild mushroom,such as black trumpet or cremini
  • 7tbspbutter,divided
  • 1sprigfresh sage
  • ½cupchicken stock
  • ¾lbcooked penne,al dente
  • 1tspSherry wine vinegar
  • ½cupparmesan cheese,grated plus more for serving
  • salt,to taste
  • pepper,to taste
  • 5amaretti cookies,crushed, to serve
  • ½cupfresh chives,chopped, to serve


  1. Use a fork to poke holes into 1 sweet potato. Wrap the sweet potato in a damp paper towel and microwave on high for about 10 to 12 minutes, until fork-tender.

  2. Peel and dice the other sweet potato into ½-inch cubes.

  3. Carefully scoop the pulp of the cooked sweet potato into a food processor or blender. Add about 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper and blend under smooth. Add a splash of water if the puree is too thick.

  4. In a pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the mushrooms. Cook for about 3 minutes until the mushrooms start to crisp.

  5. Add 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper to the mushrooms and remove from the heat. Drain the mushrooms of excess oil in a paper towel-lined bowl.

  6. Add 6 tablespoons of the butter and sage to the pan and cook until brown bits start to form on the bottom, being very careful to not burn the butter.

  7. Once slightly brown, remove the sage and add the cubed sweet potato and 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the potato becomes tender.

  8. Stir in the reserved purée and chicken stock. Simmer for about 2 minutes, until the sauce thickens slightly and the mixture comes together smoothly.

  9. Add the penne and mushrooms and coat evenly in the sauce.

  10. Finish the pasta with 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and sherry wine vinegar, stirring to combine. Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese.

  11. Serve warm, garnished with chives, crushed amaretti cookies, and more Parmesan.


  • Calories: 552.37kcal
  • Fat: 33.87g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.27g
  • Trans Fat: 0.81g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.03g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.26g
  • Fiber: 6.30g
  • Sugar: 5.20g
  • Protein: 14.91g
  • Cholesterol: 66.97mg
  • Sodium: 665.07mg
  • Calcium: 302.81mg
  • Potassium: 580.48mg
  • Iron: 3.39mg
  • Vitamin A: 688.81µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.76mg
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