Like pasta, who doesn’t love fajitas? I’ll tell you who: one of my good friends, Emily. She hates bell peppers. Well, she hates peppers of any kind. While I’m weary of anyone who hates peppers (because they’re the best), she’s awesome, so I’ll let it slide.
Growing up, I looked forward to fajita and taco nights. My mom always made it fun for us, lining up all the fixins and letting us “build” our own. Maybe that’s why I love Chipotle so much?
Truth be told, I used to be a Qdoba fan. When I moved to Hoboken, I lived right across the street from Qdoba. It was open late (yes!) and just so close. I’d make taco salad bowls with heaps of peppers, veggies, guac, tomatoes and corn. I’m that obnoxious person in the line who says, “Can I have just a LITTLE more?” Yup, that’s me.
Now, I don’t know how this idea exactly came to me, but I decided to put sweet potato noodles in a foil pouch and bake them. A lot of you have been asking me how I get my sweet potato noodles to the right consistency. You’ve asked me if I ever bake my sweet potato noodles and honestly, unless I’m making fries, no, I don’t.
Until today. Dun dun dun.
This method works like a charm. Simply place your sweet potato noodles in the center of a piece of foil, drizzle with some olive oil, season with salt and pepper and roast for 25 minutes at 375 or for 10 minutes at 400. If you want to make a meal, add your other ingredients on top of the bed of noodles and cook together.
It’s such an easy way to cook (no cleanup!) and, the flavors are deeply infused into the noodles as they steam in the foil pouch. The sweet potato noodles absorb the spices from the fajita mix and the olive oil and lime juice create the perfect amount of liquid needed to make a sauce.
I think it’s fun to just eat the noodles straight out of the foil pouch, but if you’re a bit classier than me, pour the contents of the pouch straight into a bowl or onto a plate.
These store well in the refrigerator too, so feel free to make a big batch and enjoy during the week for lunches.
Once you start cooking your spiralized veggies in foil pouches, you’ll never look back!
You can find this recipe on my Pinterest board, here: