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Creamy Pesto Potato Noodles

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This creamy pesto potato noodles recipe is a flavorful dinner that comes together in less than 30 minutes. Instead of traditional refined grain pasta, the spiralized potato noodles are tossed in a creamy pesto sauce with jammy roasted tomatoes!

Creamy Pesto Potato Noodles - New FAVE vegan dinner recipe. The pesto sauce is CRAZY good. I could drink it. Made with spiralized potatoes!

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Hellllllooooo potato noodles! Yup, you heard me right. Potato. Noodles. As in pasta, made from potatoes. Genius, right? (This is one of the many reasons I <3 my spiralizer.) The only thing better than this recipe being based on potato noodles is the fact that we’re tossing the noodles in a creamy, zingy pesto sauce AND tossing jammy, juicy oven-roasted tomatoes into the mix. Flavor explosion in 3…2…1… 💣

This recipe is like summer meets winter. Basil pesto and tomatoes and spinach all mixed in with tender potato noodles. Fresh foods mixed with comfort food = January happiness. This type of recipe is one of the many reasons I love cooking with potatoes. They’re versatile enough to make whatever you dream up and make it taste good!

We used white potatoes for this recipe for a few specific reasons. Allow me to elaborate: 👇

  • They’re sturdy enough to handle being sautéed without falling apart.
  • They’re a good size for spiralizing and they hold their shape well. Meaning we won’t end up with a mushy attempt at pasta. (PS – If you don’t have a spiralizer, I recommend getting the Inspiralizer.)
  • They have a mild, neutral flavor that pairs well with the creamy pesto sauce situation.
  • I had a bag of them in my pantry, as usual. 💁 Which means I conveniently did NOT have to go grocery shopping.

Potatoes USA has an awesome guide with more info on why white potatoes are perfect for this recipe and what to do with other types of potatoes. Trust me – it comes in handy on those nights when you’re standing in the kitchen asking yourself “what can I make with these potatoes and _______?” ALSO – the Potatoes USA Facebook page is a literal gold mine of awesome recipe ideas, so you should definitely be following them.

Creamy Pesto Potato Noodles - New FAVE vegan dinner recipe. The pesto sauce is CRAZY good. I could drink it. Made with spiralized potatoes!

Creamy Pesto Potato Noodles - New FAVE vegan dinner recipe. The pesto sauce is CRAZY good. I could drink it. Made with spiralized potatoes!

Creamy Pesto Potato Noodles - New FAVE vegan dinner recipe. The pesto sauce is CRAZY good. I could drink it. Made with spiralized potatoes!

This recipe is incredibly easy. Once the potatoes are spiralized, everything comes together quickly in one pan. As long as you can refrain from drinking the creamy pesto sauce, dinner should be on the table within 30 minutes.

I recommend serving this up with garlicky baguette toast and a bottle of red wine. Date night, anyone? 😘 😘 😘

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Creamy Pesto Potato Noodles - New FAVE vegan dinner recipe. The pesto sauce is CRAZY good. I could drink it. Made with spiralized potatoes!

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Creamy Pesto Potato Noodles

This creamy pesto potato noodles recipe is a flavorful dinner that comes together in less than 30 minutes. Instead of traditional refined grain pasta, the spiralized potato noodles are tossed in a creamy pesto sauce with jammy roasted tomatoes!

  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian-inspired

Ingredients

Roasted Tomatoes

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Pesto Potato Noodles

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups white potatoes, spiralized
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk, whole fat
  • 1/2 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup spinach

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400º and line a baking sheet with parchment. Spread tomatoes onto the sheet, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt. Roast 15-20 minutes, tossing halfway. Remove from oven and set aside.
Spiralize potatoes and trim to manageable noodle size.
In a large skillet (we used cast iron), heat oil to medium low. Add potatoes, salt, and pepper and toss to season evenly. Sauté 10-12 minutes, stirring frequently, until potatoes are tender. Remove from the skillet and set aside in a bowl.
Using the same skillet, (or a fresh one, if desired) add the pesto and sauté on low heat for 2-3 minutes. Add coconut milk and white wine vinegar and simmer 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spinach, tomatoes, and potato noodles and toss to combine.
Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 292
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 918 mg
  • Fat: 22 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 3 g

 

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21 Comments
  • Jenn
    May 26, 2018

    This was SO good!!!! I did add a bit of garlic salt and some Italian seasonings. Seriously delicious! Thank you for an amazing recipe.

    • thefitchen
      June 6, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed! Thanks for the feedback – I always love to hear people’s modifications!

  • Jessica Levinson
    January 24, 2018

    Love how quick and easily this dinner comes together! Perfect for busy weeknights!

    • thefitchen
      February 6, 2018

      Exactly! Easy to prep and no cleanup!

  • Sarah
    January 24, 2018

    This is a genius idea! I have never tried potato noodles well other then sweet potato ones, I never thought to use any other potato. Adding this to the list!

    • thefitchen
      February 6, 2018

      Regular potatoes make awesome noodles too! Enjoy. :)

  • Alisa Fleming
    January 24, 2018

    I can’t believe those are potatoes! This dish looks awesome and the flavors sound so comforting.

    • thefitchen
      February 6, 2018

      Haha right?! Sneaking a pasta alternative into the mix. Definitely comfort food!

  • Andie Thueson
    January 24, 2018

    I am drooling!! I had never thought of spirliaizng potatoes for pasta- brilliant!! Need to give this a try!!

    • thefitchen
      February 6, 2018

      You must! You’ll love this recipe. :D

  • Tiffany Alexandria
    January 19, 2018

    Such a genius idea! potato noodles. Everyone loves spiralizers these days I guess for a good reason. This looks super yummy I love the sauce recipe, I may have to try it with normal noodles before I get myself a spiralizer.

    • thefitchen
      February 6, 2018

      Yes! You should definitely think about getting a spiralizer. :) But the sauce is also great over pasta. :)

  • jen
    January 19, 2018

    Very cool and creative, I’ve had plenty of zoodles, but never potato noodles!!! Gotta give it a try.

    • thefitchen
      February 6, 2018

      Potato noodles are my new favorite to spiralize! :)

  • Ali Hanson
    January 19, 2018

    Great idea! I always think of all the other veggie but forget about how good a spiralized potato would be. Thanks for sharing!

    • thefitchen
      February 6, 2018

      It’s such a versatile kitchen tool!

  • Patty
    January 19, 2018

    I never thought that potatoes could be spiralized, these potato noodles look scrumptious, love the creamy pesto sauce! Will try your recipe a.s.a.p.!

    • thefitchen
      February 6, 2018

      They sure can! And they’re awesome. Enjoy!

  • Catherine Brown
    January 19, 2018

    This sounds amazing! I’ve never heard of spiralized potato noodles before…. and with pesto?! I’m totally making this. I only have a small spiralizer with me right now, so I may need to cut the potatoes in half, but I’m gonna give it a go!

    • thefitchen
      February 6, 2018

      Yes! It’s such a good combo. Enjoy!