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Sweet potatoes and scallions are perfect partners in this quick pasta recipe.When fresh thyme is available, substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons for the dried herb.
Meal plan: Make a simple salad of mes-clun (mixed baby greens), shredded carrots and roasted red pepper strips dressed with a low-fat vinaigrette. Serve with sesame bread sticks.
Bring large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta; stir to prevent sticking. Cook pasta until just tender, about 10 minutes. Drain well.
Meanwhile, peel sweet potato, then cut into 1/2-inch dice. In large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add sweet potato, cover and cook 8 minutes.
Stir in scallions and thyme; cover and cook 4 minutes. Add cherry tomatoes; cover and cook 2 minutes. Add cooked pasta, broth, salt and pepper. Mix well and serve hot.
- Calories 303
- Carbohydrate Content 51 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 6 g
- Fiber Content 5 g
- Protein Content 7 g
- Saturated Fat Content 1 g
- Sodium Content 599 mg
- Sugar Content 0 g