Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pasta, Sweet Potato and Leek Dish

I had this recipe from a while back that I had been wanting to try so one night I just said, that's it! Im buying some leeks and trying this baby out. I will be honest, the taste of the leeks is very powerful in this dish and at first Jon and I were like...yeah this dish is good, but perhaps not a favorite. I swear though, this dish, every time I ate it got better, and Jon agreed. It grew on us quite quickly and now I am happy to pass it on to you all.

Leek and Sweet Potato Pasta

12 ounces multigrain penne
4 tsp olive oil
3 leeks (white and light green parts) cut into half moons
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 small sweet potatoes (1 lb about) cut into 1/2 inch pieces
3/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)

1. Cook pasta acourding to package, reserve 1/2 cup cooking water
2. Heat oil in large skillet to medium heat. Add leeks and cook, stirring until soft, 4 min
3. Stir in garlic cook 2 min. Add sweet potatoes, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, cook covered, stirring twice, until tender, 6- 8 min
4. Stir in 1/2 cup Parm and cooking water, simmer, stirring until potatoes are fully tender, 2-4 min.
5. Add pasta and nutmeg and toss.
6. Serve with Parm on top

PS that super sweet little bowl is a purchase from Philly :)


Pang said...

was this any good?

Lacey said...

surprisingly yes, it was, it makes me want to cook with leeks more often

Pang said...

i'm sorry, but i doesn't look good to me. i like sweet potatoes, but not leek (i don't think i've ever had it) and i don't know about pasta and sweet potatoes together...hmm.

Lacey said...

you have never had leeks? They are so asian though...this calls for a tasting for you. I will be making a leek dish and you and j have to try a bite

Anonymous said...

salut lacey...
je viens de remarquer que tu as posté un lien pour mon blog (simmer down); j'en suis flattée! :) cette recette a l'air d'être bon, je veux bien l'essayer. j'aime bien ton blog.