Spiral Sweet Potatoes with Almonds and Sage

Today’s post is the second in a short series that I’m calling “Thanksgiving with a Twist.”  (You can check out the first post in this series here.)

Today’s post utilizes a handy-dandy little tool called the spiral slicer.  It is an ingenious tool that can turn almost any vegetable into noodle-like strands.  We used it to create a delicious and simple sweet potato dish that would be great for Thanksgiving or as a side with dinner any day of the week.

Check out my easy recipe below.


  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup of sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • small bunch of fresh sage

1.  Using the spiral slicer  (and after you’ve cut the potato as shown in the directions on the spiral slicer), create your sweet potato “noodles.”

2.  Meanwhile, melt 1/2 tbsp of butter in a small skillet.  Toast the sliced almonds in the skillet with butter.  Watch the almonds carefully, as they will burn easily.

3.  Set almonds aside and melt another 1/2 tbsp of butter in the skillet.  Once the butter is melted, add about 1 tbsp chopped sage.  Saute until sage is crispy.

4.  Set sage aside and melt the final tbsp of butter.  Add the sweet potato “noodles” and saute gently until noodles crisp slightly, this will take 4-5 minutes.

5.  Lightly toss the “noodles” with the sage and almonds.  Serve and enjoy!

Have you ever used a spiral cutter to made veggie noodles?  What kind did you make and did you enjoy it?