Sweet Potato Noodles with Bacon & Sage is a perfect Fall time meal. This dish is full of flavour and is the perfect lunch or dinner.
There’s something about fall time that makes me want to cook and bake like crazy. It must be the coziness that fills the house when something is in the oven or on the stove, and the scents that fill the house when it’s cooking.
I’ve got a huge list of recipes that I want to make and I pretty much want to just put them on hold so I can do my Fall baking before Fall is over. Because you know what it’s like. Time just disappears and before you know it, it’s Christmas.
Speaking of Christmas I feel like I’m on the ball. I have a few gifts purchased….woot woot!!! So if you’re a procrastinator (I usually am), jump on the band wagon and start buying things here and there. You won’t be sorry.
For now though, back to Fall. Here’s a cozy and yummy dish using sweet potatoes…or yams…whatever the heck you call them. I never can tell the difference…ha.
This sauce is jam packed with flavour….so tasty.
Who doesn’t love bacon and sage?!?!
Sweet potatos or yams? anyone know?
Yippee, here’s my handy dandy spiralizer again. LOVE this gadget! The sweet potato noodles are so vibrant.
The fresh sage smells wonderful!
Dice your onion and bacon
Saute the onion and bacon in 1 tbsp of butter and 1 tbsp of oil
In a seperate saucepan melt your butter on medium heat. Once it is melted add the flour and whisk for 1 minute. Then, slowly add the milk while continuously whisking.
Keep whisking until it starts gently bubbling. Then slowly add the broth while whisking. The key to a nice smooth chowder is to keep whisking! We don’t want any clumps!
Add the 1 tsp salt, onion and bacon, pumpkin, and corn to the broth mixture. Mix it up well. This is where the flavors start coming together.
Toss in the potatos. I like to dice my potatos a bit smaller, so they are bit sized. Everything else in the chowder is quite small, so a big chunky potato would throw it off, but you can make it to your personal preference.
Simmer the chowder on low heat for 1 hour. Make sure to stir it occasionally. Garnish with fresh sage and serve with fresh bread or a cheesy grilled cheese sandwich. We had it with cheese toast….what can I say, I ran out of time. Off to hockey practice we went.
p.s with your scrap sage twigs and wilted leaves you can make a wonderful all natural air freshener. In a small saucepan add 1/2 cup water, throw in sage pieces, a couple slices of lemon, a squeeze or two of lemon juice. Simmer on lowest setting for a fresh and clean scent.
Once again, please bear with me while I try and get the camera to do what I want it to. (Doesn’t always happen 😀 )