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Fiddleheads and Sweet Potato Macaroni

On the weekend I visited a local farmer’s market and bought a bag of fiddleheads with the intent of preparing them myself for the first time. Fiddleheads are a delicious curled up fern that are prized here in the maritime provinces during the Spring. Here’s the meal I put together.


  • 500g or 1lb fiddleheads
  • 1.5 cups macaroni (I used gluten-free corn macaroni)
  • 1 medium sweet potato (approx 250g or 0.5 lb)
  • 1.5 cups nutritional yeast


  1. Remove stems from fiddleheads and rinse 
  2. Peel and cube sweet potato.
  3. Bring 5 cups of water to a boil and add sweet potato.
  4. After 5 minutes add fiddleheads.
  5. After 3 additional minutes, add macaroni.
  6. Drain once fiddleheads and macaroni are tender.
  7. Mix in nutritional yeast and serve.

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