Whole Wheat Rotini with Sweet Potatoes and Ricotta Cheese

Tonight I have finally decided to try out a recipe I have been wanting to try for a while now.  My sister, Christina, made this a couple of months ago and has been raving about it ever since.  She originally got the recipe from Meg over at Be Fit. Be Full.  This is such a simple, delicious recipe.  You can make it in much less than a half an hour.

Whole Wheat Rotini with Sweet Potatoes and Ricotta Cheese

Serves 2


  • 6 oz. pasta (I used Rotini)
  • 1 Tbl. Olive Oil
  • 1 small sweet potato cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • Kosher salt & black pepper
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 1 Tbl fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • 1/8 cup grated parm
  • 1/8 cup ricotta ( I used part-skim)
  • **I also threw in some spinach**


  1. Cook pasta according to directions.  Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water.  Drain the pasta and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-heat.  Add the potatoes, 3/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper and cook, covered, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.  Add the shallots and rosemary and cook until the potatoes are tender, 3-5 minutes.
  3. Toss the pasta with the potato mixture, parmesan, and the reserved cooking water.  Dollop with the ricotta before serving.

Enjoy!!! 🙂

While I did LOVE this pasta dish, I think I enjoyed a similar dish I made earlier this fall a BIT better…the Fusilli Pasta with Roasted Pumpkin & Plum Tomatoes.   No worries, though, this was still delicious and I will be making it again and again!  Thanks Christina & Meg! 😛


9 responses to “Whole Wheat Rotini with Sweet Potatoes and Ricotta Cheese

  1. Looks good! I’ll have to try that soon.

  2. yum. i can’t wait until i’m home and have access to a full kitchen (and free food from the madre haha)

    and i’m leaning toward the boston bound plan. i’ve been getting the most positive feedback for it although the mileage is on the low side for what i want. but i go back and forth! ahhh i just need to commit. haha

  3. Yum! You always have such great pasta meals – love it! I have been hooked on sweet potatoes lately – can’t get enough with veggies and pasta and meat/or tofu 🙂

  4. I just tried that cacadian cereal we got in boston (yeah I just got around to it haha) its good!

  5. Mmmm…looks delicious! I love rotini 🙂

  6. I love that you added the spinach, cause it makes the colors GORGEOUS!

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