Shrimp Carbonara Sweet Potato “Pasta” Recipe Recipe for Month of April 2024

An easy, creamy shrimp sauce over a pasta made of sweet potatoes.
Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 35 minutes
Course: Main Cuisine: Italian Servings: 4 -6 Calories: 481kcal
Author: Katie Wells




  • 4 TBSP butter (or coconut oil, divided)
  • 3-4 medium sweet potatoes (julienned or shredded)
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 cup peas (or chopped asparagus spears)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 lb shrimp (peeled and tails removed)
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • ½ cup heavy cream (or coconut milk, optional)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper


  • Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter or coconut oil in a large skillet and add the sweet potato “noodles.” Sprinkle lightly with salt.
  • Cook for about 7-8 minutes, stirring constantly, until noodles are starting to get tender but are not mushy yet.
  • Remove from pan and set aside, keeping warm.
  • Add the bacon to the skillet and cook until crispy.
  • Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add onion, peas/asparagus, and the remaining tablespoon of butter or oil if needed.
  • Cook 3-4 minutes or until onions are translucent and peas are bright green and tender.
  • Add the shrimp and saute another 5-6 minutes or until shrimp is cooked.
  • Add the Parmesan and cream/coconut milk and spices.
  • Stir 1-2 minutes to thicken.
  • Serve shrimp cream sauce over sweet potato “noodles” and sprinkle with bacon.
  • Enjoy!


You can omit the Parmesan and cream completely if you’d prefer more of a stir fry type dish.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.2g | Protein: 30.4g | Fat: 22.7g | Saturated Fat: 11.4g | Cholesterol: 219mg | Sodium: 1267mg | Fiber: 6.1g | Sugar: 2.8g
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