Baked Sweet Potatoes with Turkey Meatballs

Sweet potatoes with turkey meatballs

I must admit that this baked sweet potatoes with turkey meatballs recipe does sound rather strange. I mean, I like sweet potatoes and I like meatballs, but together? What? I first tried the recipe on a whim while I was in Sheffield, England. There was a healthy food eatery and I was starving so I just picked something and I’m so glad I did! This recipe has been an easy go-to meal ever since. It’s perfect for busy weeknights or it’s great to prep for lunches.

Meatballs are definitely a freezer friendly staple in my house. I would serve this with a light green salad and it’s great for a make ahead lunch or a light dinner. This recipe also reheats really well so I love eating this meal for a quick lunch.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Turkey Meatballs

The combination sounds strange but these baked sweet potatoes with turkey meatballs make for such an easy weeknight dinner.
Servings 4 people
Author Two Pink Peonies

Ingredients

  • 4 Sweet Potatoes (Medium sized)
  • 1 Jar Tomato Sauce

For the turkey meatballs

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 white onion finely diced
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating the oven to 400 degrees and then wash and scrub your sweet potatoes. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and then poke your sweet potatoes a few times with a fork. Begin baking the sweet potatoes for a total time of 45 minutes or until tender.
  • While the sweet potatoes begin to bake, retrieve all necessary items for the meatballs. Begin by adding all the ingredients to a large bowl and then combine them together well. Form the mixture into approximately 1.5” sized balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake the meatballs for 20 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle.
  • Once both the sweet potatoes and meatballs are finished cooking warm the rest of the tomato sauce. Place the meatballs and tomato sauce on top and enjoy.
  • Store the meatballs and tomato sauce together if you have leftovers to prevent the meatballs from drying out when reheating.

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