Sweet Potato Noodles with Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

I absolutely adore pasta. As a long time vegan, I probably eat way too much pasta. It’s such simple comfort food that it’s hard to resist. But sometimes a lighter, lower carb substitute is called for. And believe it or not, quite a few vegetables can be turned into healthy “noodles”, like the sweet potato noodles in this recipe.

These sweet potato noodles are a fantastic complement to the spicy buffalo cauliflower bites in this unique dish. If you’re craving good old fashioned buffalo wings, but need something more suited to serve at a dinner party, this may be the perfect recipe! 

sweet potato noodles with buffalo cauliflower bites

To make the sweet potato noodles, use a spiralizer to cut the peeled sweet potatoes into noodle shaped strips. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can also use a vegetable peeler or a very sharp knife to peel the potatoes into very thin strips. This takes a little more effort though- and I suggest getting a few extra potatoes to practice on! 

The buffalo cauliflower bites are tasty enough to serve on their own as a snack or side dish, but they are all the more interesting when served on top of the sweet potato noodles. I guarantee none of your friends and family have tried this before. It makes for a really fun and creative dinner party idea. 

Sweet Potato Noodles with Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Sweet Potato Noodles with Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
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  • Cauliflower- 1 medium head
  • Olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Coconut oil- 3 tbsp
  • Cashew butter, 1/4 cup
  • Sweet potatoes- 2 large, peeled
  • Chopped parsley- 1 tbsp
  • For sauce
  • Hot sauce- 3-4 tbsp
  • Garlic powder- 1 tsp
  • Paprika- 1/2 tbsp
  • Lime juice - 2 tbsp
  • Salt- for taste


  1. Preheat the oven.
  2. Chop the cauliflower into bite size pieces.
  3. Spread cauliflower on a baking sheet, and toss with a drizzle of olive oil.
  4. Season the cauliflower with salt and pepper to taste, and toss again.
  5. Roast the cauliflower in the oven for 20 minutes, or until slightly browned.
  6. Use a spiralizer or vegetable peeler to cut the potatoes into noodle shaped ribbons.
  7. Spread the sweet potatoes "noodles" on a second baking sheet.
  8. Toss with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  9. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  10. Heat a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  11. In the saucepan, combine the coconut oil and cashew butter. Mix until well combined.
  12. Add the hot sauce, garlic powder, paprika, lime juice, and a dash of salt.
  13. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 minutes, until slightly reduced.
  14. Toss the cauliflower bites with the sauce, and bake for additional 5 minutes.
  15. Plate the sweet potato noodles and top them with the cooked buffalo cauliflower bites.
  16. Top with parsley, and serve,