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Garlic Parmesan Sweet Potato Noodles {Vegan}

  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


A flavorful and delicious take on sweet potato noodles!  Perfect for a holiday side dish!


  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled (You want them to be pretty uniform in size throughout the whole sweet potato.  That will make it much easier for spiralizing.)
  • 2 teaspoons oil of your choice, I used coconut
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons butter, I used vegan buttery spread
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish, if desired


  1. Add the nutrition yeast, cashews and a pinch of salt to a food processor, or blender, and blend until cashews are mostly broken down and in very small pieces (see photo above).  Set aside
  2. Use a spiralizer to spiralize the sweet potato.  I like to use the middle thickness setting.  If you don’t have a spiralizer you could also grate the sweet potato on the thick side of the grater.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add coconut oil, spiralized sweet potato and a pinch of salt.  Cook sweet potato for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Next, add the water, cover and let sweet potatoes cook for about 10 minutes, stirring once.  I like my sweet potato noodles with a little bit to them, but feel free to cook as long or as little as you like.
  5. Move sweet potato noodles to the side of the pan and add the butter and garlic.  Cook until garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes.  Add in the vegan parmesan and stir everything together.  Add in a handful of chopped fresh parsley, if desired.  Sweet potato noodles are best when served soon after they’re cooked.


Sweet potato noodles serve about 4-6 people as a side dish and make about 2-3 servings if eating as a main dish. Recipe is easily doubled or tripled if needed.

  • Category: Side, Gluten Free, Vegan