30 Min Meal - Sweet Potato Spaghetti with Cajun Spiced King Prawn Sti Fry


Sweet potatoes

I simply love how versatile sweet potatoes are! I end up cooking them in every way possible, mash, turn them into chips, wedges, roasted potatoes, jacket potatoes and now into spaghetti strands!

Other than them being so versatile, they are also rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibre they provide a number of health benefits.

Sweet potatoes — especially the orange and purple varieties — are rich in antioxidants that protect your body from free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage DNA and trigger inflammation.

In addition the fiber and antioxidants in sweet potatoes are advantageous to gut health.

This recipe will take you no longer than 30 minutes to prepare and im not sure what is is about spirilized the sweet potatoes but they honestly taste amazing once they have been cooked!

Give it a try, enjoy and leave me some feedback!


  • 3-4 medium peeled sweet potatoes

  • 350g Raw king prawns

  • 400g Sugar snap peas

  • 1 Onion

  • 1 Red bell pepper

  • 2 Cloves of garlic

  • 1tsp Rock salt

  • 1tsp smoked paprika

  • 1tsp Black pepper

  • 1/2tsp Cayenne pepper

  • 1tsp Dried oregano

  • Half a lemon (only need the juice)


  1. Peel and wash the sweet potatoes, then using a spirilizer begin to spirilize them into beautiful strands of spaghetti.

  2. Once all the potatoes have been spirilized place them on a flat baking try lined with baking paper. Season with salt & pepper, then drizzle a little olive oil over it, mix well and pop in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

  3. While the potatoes are in the oven start making the Cajun prawns and veg.

  4. Firstly cook your prawns. In a heated and oiled pan place the raw prawns in on medium to high heat. Add all the above seasonings add to the pan then toss / cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until the prawns are lovely and golden.

  5. When the prawns have cooked remove them from the pan and set aside.

  6. Oil the pan once again and add your sliced onions, 2 crushed garlic cloves, sliced red pepper and sugar snap pease.

  7. Cook the vegetables for 5 minutes, then add the prawns back into the pan and stir well to make sure all the flavours from the prawns mix well with the vegetables.

  8. Finish with squeezing the juice of half a lemon to the pan with the prawns and then give it one last good mix.

  9. Once the sweet potatoes have cooked, (when they become soft and some strands have started to crisp) remove them from the oven and serve with the Cajun prawns and vegetables.

  10. Enjoy!

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