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Goat Cheese Sweet Potato Noodles with Caramelized Figs

These goat cheese sweet potato noodles are tossed with caramelized figs and chopped hazelnuts.

There are three things I want to say about this post.

1. Did you know there are disintegrated dead wasps inside of figs? I read this article the other day and I’m simultaneously amazed and grossed out.  But mostly amazed because I still ate them after reading it.

Goat cheese sweet potato noodles with caramelized figs

2. I have no idea why I didn’t think to use my beloved julienne peeler on sweet potatoes before this. I guess I just always thought potatoes would be too hard to peel like that. Turns out, nope, not the case. Just another reason to buy one of those babies. Best $10 gadget I have in my kitchen.

Check out this veggie noodles 101 article for all the ways to make noodles out of vegetables.

Goat cheese sweet potato noodles with caramelized figs

3. This is the third recipe with goat cheese I’ve posted in the last 10 days. Sorry? But not really? Because who wouldn’t want to eat sweet potato noodles covered in a creamy goat cheese sauce tossed with sweet caramelized figs and crunchy hazelnuts?

Answer: no one. Or, a crazy person.

More Recipes Like These Sweet Potato Noodles

Garlicky butternut squash noodles with ricotta and spinach are another hearty vegetable noodle to try. Zucchini Noodles with Sausage, Cherries and Ricotta are wonderfully creamy, sweet and savory veggie noodle dish.

Goat Cheese Sweet Potato Noodles with Caramelized Figs

Goat Cheese Sweet Potato Noodles with Caramelized Figs

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These goat cheese sweet potato noodles are tossed with caramelized figs and chopped hazelnuts.


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, made into noodles with a julienne peeler
  • 1 cup chopped fresh figs
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add sweet potato noodles and cook for 1 minute. Strain in a colander and place sweet potato noodles in a large bowl.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Once hot, add the figs, honey, rosemary, salt and pepper.
  4. Toss to combine and let cook for about 5-10 minutes until figs start to turn golden brown around the edges and caramelize. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Whisk together the goat cheese, milk and garlic. This is easiest if the goat cheese is room temperature, otherwise heat in the microwave for 10-15 seconds before whisking.
  6. Pour the goat cheese sauce on top of the sweet potato and toss to coat.
  7. Add the figs and hazelnuts to the sweet potatoes and gently toss to combine.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 213mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 6gSugar: 21gProtein: 10g

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{in the kitchen} sweet potato goat cheese noodles, with figs! |

Thursday 18th of September 2014

[…] this Sweet Potato Noodle with Goat Cheese and Figs dish was delicious! It was a bit of a lengthy process to julienne my sweet potatoes since I […]

Denisse @ Le Petit Chef

Sunday 14th of September 2014

Sweet Potato Noodles? That is so dang creative!

Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Sunday 14th of September 2014

Well I am relieved that I am not a crazy person because I would eat this for SURE! Yummy combo.

Thalia @ butter and brioche

Saturday 13th of September 2014

Loving all of the yummy flavours going on in this dish.. I must recreate the recipe, nothing beats noodles for dinner!

Audrina @ Mindfully Audrina

Friday 12th of September 2014

This is seriously so amazing, it's all my favourite things in one dish! I can't wait to try this ,we have a bunch of sweet potatoes and figs. Thanks for the recipe!

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