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Delicious Sweet Potato Fall Pasta Dish (with Salmon Option)

This savory pasta dish has easily become our latest dinner obsession (and for good reason).

Loaded with pan-seared Brussels sprouts, tender sweet potatoes, fresh spinach, cranberries and earthy, yet slightly peppery sage, this quick and easy pasta recipe is fast, flavorful and family-friendly! It has all of the classic fall flavors in each delicious bite.

It’s no secret that we LOVE pasta, especially when it’s loaded with veggies. There’s just something so cozy and comfy about it! Serve this pasta dish as a side, entree, or (our personal favorite) paired with protein-packed salmon that’s been baked in a foil pack (hello, easy dinner!).

Serving your pasta with salmon

It’s as simple as prepping your salmon ahead (see notes section for our top tips) and tossing it in the oven while you make your pasta. At the very end, pull your salmon out, plate your pasta, top with a little feta cheese and enjoy!

How to shop for the best ingredients

  • Choose feta cheese that’s made with simple ingredients such as milk, cream, salt, enzymes and active cultures.
  • Choose WHOLE grain pasta (avoid enriched white pasta).
  • Avoid farm-raised salmon, especially with added coloring. Shop for wild-caught salmon instead.

Top tips for prepping ahead (on your food prep day or the night before)

Looking for ways to reduce time in the kitchen and simplify healthy eating? Pre-chopping, cutting or cooking ingredients really helps to reduce stress and simplify dinner on busy weeknights.

  • Chop your Brussels sprouts, onion, garlic (if you’re using fresh) and sweet potatoes.
  • Wash and chop sage.

If you make this Delicious Sweet Potato Fall Pasta Dish, we would love to hear how it turned out! Leave a comment below or share a picture on Instagram and hashtag #FULLforLife or mention @fullforlifegal.


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Delicious Sweet Potato Fall Pasta Dish (with Salmon Option)

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Loaded with pan-seared Brussels spouts, tender sweet potatoes, fresh spinach, cranberries and earthy, yet slightly peppery sage, this quick and easy pasta recipe is fast, flavorful and family-friendly!




  1. In a large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of EVOO over medium heat. Add Brussels sprouts, onion, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Sauté for 7-9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until Brussels sprouts are tender. Remove Brussels sprout mixture from pan and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet (no need to wipe clean), add 2 teaspoons of EVOO, sweet potatoes and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broth, water and pasta to skillet. Bring to a low boil. Continue to simmer pasta and potatoes for 15 minutes, until pasta is tender and most of the liquid evaporates.
  3. Add spinach, Brussels sprout mixture, cranberries, sage and pepper to skillet. Toss and heat an additional 1-2 minutes, until spinach wilts. Remove from heat.
  4. Plate pasta and garnish with feta cheese. Enjoy!


Serving it with salmon: If you want to add protein to your meal, we suggest pairing it with THIS simple salmon bake. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prep salmon in foil pack BEFORE starting your Sweet Potato Pasta dish (we add a little chopped fresh sage to the foil pack since we already have it for the pasta). Set prepped salmon aside. Once you’re midway through sautéing your Brussels sprouts, place salmon in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on thickness of salmon. Keep pasta warm on stovetop until salmon is cooked through.

Vegan-friendly: To make this meal vegan, substitute chicken broth with vegetable broth and eliminate feta cheese.

Gluten-free: Use gluten-free pasta, if necessary.

Whole grain pasta: You can use whole-grain pasta in place of cassava flour pasta, although the cook time may vary slightly. Because whole-wheat pasta tends to take longer to cook than cassava pasta (generally 3-5 minutes longer), we recommend you only sauté the sweet potatoes for 2 minutes.

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Category: Recipes
  • Method: One Pot
TAGS: Holiday

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