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Sweet Potato & Red Pepper Pasta

Posted Dec 24 2010 12:00am
When I lived in Boston in my own apartment, I would cook all the time.  I often looked up recipes at EatingWell.com.  I like to try recipes that were a little different than the normal.  One recipe that my boyfriend, Dave, had as one of his favorites was a Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Pasta.  I loved it because it tasted good and gave me my energy that I needed to train for my marathons and other races.  It was really easy very tasty! 
8 ounces whole-wheat angel hair pasta
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups shredded, peeled sweet potato, (about 1 medium)
1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup diced plum tomatoes
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar, or lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

Per serving: 402 calories; 12 g fat (3 g sat, 6 g mono); 7 mg cholesterol; 62 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 12 g protein; 9 g fiber; 546 mg sodium; 738 mg potassium .
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (140% daily value), Vitamin A (120% dv), Potassium (21% dv), Iron (15% dv).
3 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 4 starch, 2 fat

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