These 30-Minute Ginger Beef Sweet Potato Noodles are so delicious! Using spiralized sweet potato noodles in a stir fry makes this meal come together super quick.
Ingredients in sweet potato noodle stir fry
Here's everything you need to make this easy sweet potato noodles dish! You certainly don't need to use all of the veggies and can omit the hot sauce and sesame seeds in the stir fry sauce. I'll touch on more ingredient substitutions further down in this post!
- sweet potato, spiralized (I bought a pre-packaged mix at the store which amounted to 2 cups)
- red pepper
Stir fry sauce
The stir fry sauce comes together with ingredients from your pantry, so you don't have to run all over the place to create a delicious marinade or sauce
- soy sauce
- sesame oil
- sesame seeds
How to make ginger beef sweet potato noodles
Here's exactly how to make these sweet potato noodles step-by-step. The whole dish comes together in one pan so it's super easy for busy weeknights!
- Mix stir fry sauce together and pour over steak in a large bowl, marinating for 5 minutes.
- Heat a large skillet over high heat, then stir fry steak and all of marinade, for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat, leaving sauce in the skillet.
- Add broccoli and mushrooms, sauteeing until tender. Add in red pepper. sweet potato noodles and beef. Cook another two minutes on high until sauce thickens then remove from heat.
- Garnish with scallions and extra sesame seeds, then serve and enjoy!
Spiralizing sweet potato noodles
I may have cheated a little and bought some pre-spiralized sweet potato noodles at the store. Have you seen these packages at your local grocery store yet? When I'm in a rush or don't have too much time to chop and prep veggies, I love stopping by the front of my local grocery store and grabbing pre-packaged veggies. Anything from chopped and peeled butternut squash to spiralized zucchini, different veggie blends and cauliflower rice.
I swear, these things just make life so much easier and to me it's worth the little bit of extra cost.
You can also spiralized the sweet potato at home using a spiralizer. You'll want to peel the sweet potato first, then attach the sweet potato between the two prongs of the spiralizer and push it through. You'll have strands of sweet potato noodles in no time! You can even spiralize them up to 2 days in advance so all you have to do is add them to your stir fry at the last minute.
How long to cook sweet potato noodles
Any type of spiralized vegetable will cook much quicker than regular noodles, so you're only going to saute these sweet potato noodles for 2 minutes or so. I use high heat so that they will maintain their crunch but also become a little bit tender. Because this is a stir fry recipe, you'll want to use a large skillet on high heat or a wok so that your vegetables become tender-crisp. This will also help to thicken the sauce.
This sweet potato noodle stir fry is super versatile and there are many different substitutions you can make. Here they are listed below.
Spiralized sweet potato – You can spiralize any vegetable for this recipe, not just sweet potato. Zucchini or butternut squash would be a good fit, or even beets. If you use zucchini, you can also make the calorie and carb count lower on this recipe.
Beef – You don't have to use beef with this recipe! You can use chicken as well, but you will have to cook the chicken a little bit longer, around 8 minutes or so. You can also use tofu to make this recipe vegetarian and still incorporate some protein.
Sauce – Use tamari or coconut aminos in place of the soy sauce if you're trying to make this recipe gluten-free. You can also skip the sriracha and sesame seeds without affecting the flavour of the sauce.
Vegetables – This recipe uses broccoli, mushrooms and red pepper as supplemental veggies, but you can just use one veggie here. I'd recommend keeping either the broccoli or red pepper if you have to choose.
Are sweet potato noodles healthy?
Yes they are! Sweet potatoes are highly nutritious. Not to be mistaken with the Korean dish Jap Chae, which uses glass noodles that are made with sweet potato starch, spiralized sweet potato noodles are a great way to add a more nutritious carb to your meal. I love noodle stir fries but I don't always use rice noodles or chow mein noodles because they are high in calories and not particularly nutritious.
Sweet potatoes are loaded with Vitamin A and Vitamin C, which help support your immune system and healthy vision, as well as enhancing brain function. Try your next stir fry or pasta recipe with sweet potato noodles today!
More sweet potato recipes
If you're looking for more delicious sweet potato recipes, I've got you covered below! There are all kinds of ways you can get creative with sweet potatoes, including stuffing them, roasting them and sauteeing them. I also love turning them into loaded fries and mashing them.
Storing and reheating leftovers
This sweet potato noodle stir fry makes great leftovers, but you need to eat them fast so that they don't become too soggy. Instead of reheating in the microwave, I'd recommend reheating in a large skillet over high heat on your stove. This way you can revive the dish and add a bit of crunch back in, instead of making the leftovers more watery in the microwave.
Make sure you eat up the leftovers in 2 to 3 days for best results.
Freezing components of this recipe
Unfortunately you can't freeze this cooked dish, but you can freeze the steak in the marinade! This way, part of the recipe is already done for you and you can just get on with cooking it.
If freezing the steak, defrost overnight in the fridge before cooking. Do not attempt to defrost in the microwave.
Meal prep tools for this recipe
- Get a spiralizer here if you're not buying pre-spiralized sweet potato noodles
- Grab some glass meal prep bowls if you plan on turning this stir fry into your weekly lunches
- I get all my grass-fed beef from Butcher Box, conveniently delivered to me frozen so I always have steak on hand!
- Use these Ziploc bag holders if you're marinating the steak ahead of time
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Ginger Beef Sweet Potato Noodles
- 8 oz steak or fast fry beef strips
- 1 sweet potato, spiralized (I bought a pre-packaged mix at the store which amounted to 2 cups)
- 1 head Broccoli, chopped
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 2 scallions, sliced
- 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp ginger, minced
- 1 tbsp Sriracha
- 2 tsp sesame seeds
- If steak is not already cut, slice raw steak into thin strips for stir frying. In a medium-sized bowl, mix marinade ingredients together and pour over steak in a large bowl. Let marinate for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, chop broccoli, mushrooms and red pepper. Spiralize sweet potato noodles if not buying pre-spiralized from the store (this is what I recommend - they should be located at the front of the store with other prepared veggies).
- Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add steak and all of marinade, sauteeing for 1-2 minutes or so until just cooked. Remove from heat, leaving sauce in the skillet. Set beef aside.
- Add in broccoli and mushrooms, sauteeing for 4-5 minutes until tender. Add in red pepper. sweet potato noodles and beef, tossing to coat. Cook another two minutes on high until sauce thickens then remove from heat.
- Serve immediately and garnish with scallions and extra sesame seeds (optional). Enjoy!