Spiralized Sweet Potato Stir Fry

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This healthy Spiralized Sweet Potato Stir Fry is a veggie-lovers dream! Spiralized vegetables are stir-fried in a sweet hoisin peanut sauce that is so delicious you will want to lick the bowl clean. This amazing dinner recipe is ready in 20 minutes and is vegan & gluten-free. A great meatless main dish recipe.

Overhead view of a plate of Spiralized Sweet Potato Stir Fry


Have you tried spiralizing vegetables? I recently purchased a spiralizer and am in love. The first thing I HAD to do was create this Spiralized Sweet Potato Stir Fry. It has all of my most favorite vegetables in one dish, AND they are stir-fried in a homemade peanut sauce that is totally to die for.

This Spiralized Sweet Potato Stir Fry is healthy, easy, ready in under 30 minutes, and is totally vegetarian (with vegan options). And it’s not only adored by veggie-loving adults. My 3-year-old son kept asking for “more noodles!” I’m pretty sure he ate more than I did..which never happens when it comes to vegetables. Any veggie-packed meal that keeps my toddler coming back for more is a winner in my book.

Overhead view of a fork twirling Spiralized Sweet Potato Stir Fry

Spiralized Sweet Potato Stir Fry: Ingredients & Substitutions 

Here are a few possible substitutions that can be made in this sweet potato noodle stir fry recipes!

  • Sweet potatoes. Purple sweet potatoes are an amazingly pretty option for this dish. Regular potatoes can be used as well, but they are not paleo.
  • Zucchini. If you don’t love zucchini you can omit it. Or substitute another spiralized vegetable like carrots.
  • Bell Peppers. We LOVE bell peppers, but if you don’t, simply substitute your favorite sitr-fried vegetables. Some great ideas are broccoli, baby corn, water chestnuts, etc.
  • Honey. Maple syrup can be used in place of honey for a vegan version.
  • Soy sauce. Coconut aminos are a great, paleo-friendly, soy-free substitute for soy sauce.
  • Sesame oil. I highly recommend purchasing some sesame oil if you LOVE Asian cooking. It imparts a flavor that truly cannot be beat. However, if you must, feel free to substitute peanut oil, or any other neutral oil like olive or avocado.
  • Peanut oil. The same thing apples here as does with sesame oil. The flavor of peanut oil is amazing, however any other neutral oil works too.
  • Powdered garlic/ginger. The powders can be replaced by the real thing…fresh minced garlic and fresh ginger really kick up the flavor. However, I am cooking for kids, so I like to use the powders so they enjoy it too.

Serving Suggestions for Sweet Potato Stir Fry

  • Keep it meatless. I love serving Sweet Potato Noodle Stir-Fry with this recipe for Crispy Hoisin Tofu! They are a match made in heaven…and result in a delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan meal the whole family loves.
  • Add your favorite protein. This spiralized sweet potato recipe can be served as a side to your favorite protein. Cashew chicken, orange chicken, stir-fried beef. The possibilites are endless.
Front view of a plate of Spiralized Sweet Potato Stir Fry

How to make Spiralized Sweet Potato Stir Fry

1. Spiralize the vegetables

This will be the most time-consuming part of this sweet potato noodles recipe, however even then it isn’t hard at all if you have the right tools! I love my spiralizer. It’s so easy to use and cranks out spiralized vegetable noodles in no time. Before I bought a spiralizer I used a hand-held vegetable peeler/spiralizer and it works really well (although it does take longer).

2. Make the Peanut Sauce

Making the homemade peanut sauce is super simple. Just whisk everything together and you’re ready to go. If you use a peanut butter variety that is solid and not runny, you may need to gently warm it in the microwave before adding the other ingredients so that it mixes easily.

Front view of a fork twirling a bite of Spiralized Sweet Potato Stir Fry

2. Cook the Sweet Potato Noodles

The wonderful thing about spiralized sweet potatoes is that they only take about 5 minutes to cook. Forget about the long baking/roasting time with whole or cubed sweet potatoes. They cook so fast and easy it’s amazing. I recommend sautéing them in oil (in this case, a mixture of peanut & sesame oils).

  • Heat the oil in the sauté pan or wok. Before adding the sweet potato noodles (and other vegetables) to the pan, be sure to add oil to the pan and heat it over medium-hight heat. Waiting to add the noodles until the oil is warm will prevent them from becoming mushy.
  • Don’t overcook! I really mean it when I say this spiralized sweet potato stir fry cooks in 5 minutes flat. Plus, the vegetables will continue cooking after the pan is removed from the heat, so keep that in mind.

FAQs About Spiralized Sweet Potato Stir Fry

Do you peel sweet potatoes before cooking?

I suggest peeling them before you put them in the spiralizer.

Can you spiralize vegetables by hand? 

YES! Before I bought a spiralizer I used a hand-held vegetable peeler/spiralizer and it works really well (although it does take longer).

Do you need cook spiralized vegetables? 

Yes, and no. Some vegetables, like carrots and zucchini, don’t technically need to be cooked. However sweet potatoes absolutely do. So if you wanted to create a raw stir fry, you would have to leave out the sweet potatoes and substitute them with carrots.

Can you Cook Spiralized Zucchini?

If you notice, there is spiralized zucchini in this sweet potato stir fry recipe. The zucchini cooks the fastest of all the ingredients, which is why it is added last during stir-frying. It cooks so quickly that you could even just toss it in when all the other veggies are cooked to your liking, and the heat from the other vegetables will cool the zoodles.

What vegetables do you stir fry first?

Put the denser vegetables in first because they take longer to cook.

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Spiralized Sweet Potato Stir Fry

Laura
This healthy Spiralized Sweet Potato Stir Fry is a veggie-lovers dream! Spiralized vegetables are stir-fried in a sweet hoisin peanut sauce that is so delicious you will want to lick the bowl clean! This amazing dinner recipe is ready in 15 minutes and is vegan & gluten-free! A great meatless main dish recipe!  
5 from 2 votes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine asian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 208.8
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 small bell pepper
  • 1 TBS peanut oil

For the sauce

Instructions 

Prepare Veggies:

  • Cut off both tips of the sweet potato to create flat ends. Run the sweet potato through a spiralizer, using the correct blade to make noodles (see spiralizer instructions). Set aside.
  • Repeat with zucchini, set aside.

To make the sauce:

  • Whisk together all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Set aside. (Note: if your peanut butter has a solid consistency (not runny/liquidy) you will need to melt it before adding the rest of your ingredients).
  • Set sauce aside.

Stir-Fry:

  • Add the sweet potato noodles and peanut oil to a sauté pan or wok. Cook over medium-high heat until they just begin to brown.
  • Add bell peppers and continue to cook.
  • Once peppers become slightly soft, add zucchini and edamame. Cook for 2-5 minutes or until zucchini is slightly soft and edamame is slightly browned.
  • Add sauce and cook until the sauce is thick and evenly coats all your veggies!
  • Serve immediately with crushed peanuts and some tofu on the side!

Notes

Notes: *For vegan option: use granulated sugar or liquid sweetener of choice.
**click here for a gluten-free hoisin sauce

Tips 

Some vegetables, like carrots and zucchini, don’t technically need to be cooked. However sweet potatoes absolutely do. So if you wanted to create a raw stir fry, you would have to leave out the sweet potatoes and substitute them with carrots. If you notice, there is spiralized zucchini in this sweet potato stir fry recipe. The zucchini cooks the fastest of all the ingredients, which is why it is added last during stir-frying. It cooks so quickly that you could even just toss it in when all the other veggies are cooked to your liking, and the heat from the other vegetables will cool the zoodles.

Ingredient Substitutions 

  • Sweet potatoes. Purple sweet potatoes are an amazingly pretty option for this dish. Regular potatoes can be used as well, but they are not paleo.
  • Zucchini. If you don’t love zucchini you can omit it. Or substitute another spiralized vegetable like carrots.
  • Bell Peppers. We LOVE bell peppers, but if you don’t, simply substitute your favorite sitr-fried vegetables. Some great ideas are broccoli, baby corn, water chestnuts, etc.
  • Honey. Maple syrup can be used in place of honey for a vegan version.
  • Soy sauce. Coconut aminos are a great, paleo-friendly, soy-free substitute for soy sauce.
  • Sesame oil. I highly recommend purchasing some sesame oil if you LOVE Asian cooking. It imparts a flavor that truly cannot be beat. However, if you must, feel free to substitute peanut oil, or any other neutral oil like olive or avocado.
  • Peanut oil. The same thing apples here as does with sesame oil. The flavor of peanut oil is amazing, however any other neutral oil works too.
  • Powdered garlic/ginger. The powders can be replaced by the real thing…fresh minced garlic and fresh ginger really kick up the flavor. However, I am cooking for kids, so I like to use the powders so they enjoy it too.

Storage

Refrigerate this in an air-tight container for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 2 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 208.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.3g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 12.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.7g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 11.3g | Vitamin A: 9150IU | Vitamin C: 110.6mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. This looks amazing! I use my spiralizer for zucchini multiple times a week and could definitely afford to branch out a bit. Can’t wait to try!

  2. Laura, this is such a beautiful dish! Such a wonderful recipe for your first redux 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Sonali! 🙂 I’m so grateful to be part of such an amazing community of bloggers who care about health and wellness! 🙂

  3. This looks amazing! I’m going to have to make it super soon! Love sweet potatoes so much.

  4. this looks so good! what a great twist. also that hoison tofu sounds so great, i can’t believe i haven’t tried something like that yet.

  5. Woo hoo, I don’t think I realized you were in the Recipe Redux as well! Love this veggie-packed dinner! I have yet to do sweet potato noodles and it is absolutely next on my list! My kids love them already but I know they’ll go bonkers for some sweet potato noodles 🙂

    1. Hey Kathryn! This is my first challenge! I’m loving it! 🙂 LOL My kids definitely went bonkers (great word by the way) over these! 🙂

  6. This recipe sounds delicious! Pinned to share and bookmark because this is landing on our dinner table soon.

    1. Thank you Michelle! Sweet potatoes are one of my top 5 favorite foods ever…and they’re awesome in noodle form! 😉

  7. That sauce just sounds so right!! Great balance of sweet, salty and creaminess!

    1. I love that the peanut butter both adds creaminess and thickens the sauce without needed a thickening agent like cornstarch! 🙂