There’s nothing quite like the flavors you’ll taste in a turkey sweet potato meatball. Sweet and savory, they are delicious, Trim Healthy Mama-friendly and low in fat! When you find yourself low on energy, these meatballs will give you the pep you need to finish off strong. They also make a fabulous appetizer or finger food for game night and parties!
Why You Should Make Turkey Sweet Potato Balls
I believe once you taste these turkey sweet potato meatballs, you’ll be taking them to your next party!
Meatballs are a traditional appetizer at any party because they are so easy to make, easy to hold and easy to eat!!
Meatballs Are A Great Appetizer Staple
I can’t tell you how many get-togethers I’ve been to and one of the main dishes is always a crockpot full of saucy, delicious meatballs.
The easiest way to prepare this popular dish is usually with a bag of frozen meatballs bought at the store, but I personally believe that homemade meatballs are an exceptional delicacy.
Everyone raves over them because they are just so good!!
Turkey Sweet Potato Balls On Your THM Menu
As mentioned in an earlier post, I have a hard time getting enough E meals in my week.
I’ve determined to try my best to plan out my meals for the week (I do one week menus at a time).
Adding plenty of E meals or snacks is very helpful.
This recipe will definitely be included in my meal plan!
Sweet potatoes and turkey are two favorite foods.
Put the two together, add some spices and you have a wonderful union of mouthwatering goodness.
It would be the perfect “e”nergizing appetizer for your next party 🙂
Speaking of meal plans, would you like to be able to print out your own personal meal planners? Check out Sheri Graham’s FREE THM printables on her website!
Make It Your Own Turkey Sweet Potato Balls
If by chance you don’t care for some of the spices in this recipe, by all means, add your own special flavors. Make it pleasing to YOUR taste buds! Own it!!
We all have different preferences for flavor, so help yourself to the cayenne pepper and more hot sauce if needed.
Have a favorite dipping sauce? These turkey sweet potato balls would be great dippers!
How To Cook Sweet Potatoes To Perfection
There are a variety of ways to cook your sweet potatoes.
One way is to roast them in the oven.
Another way is to boil them on your stovetop.
Air frying your sweet potatoes is a great option too.
You could even put a couple potatoes in the microwave to bake.
My favorite way to cook whole sweet potatoes is in the Instant Pot.
I simply put 1 cup of water in the inner pot of my Instant Pot, then lay the metal rack inside.
Put 2 medium size whole sweet potatoes on the the rack in the Instant Pot (I don’t even peel or poke the potatoes with a fork).
Put lid on and set to sealing, not venting.
Manually set the cook time for 18 minutes, and then allow it to do a natural release for 10 minutes.
Here is a cheat sheet from thekitchn that will be of help to you:
- Small sweet potatoes (6 to 8 ounces): 12 minutes under high pressure
- Medium sweet potatoes (8 to 12 ounces): 18 minutes under high pressure
- Large sweet potatoes (12 to 16 ounces): 25 minutes under high pressure
When To Make Meatballs
Honestly, there is no wrong time to make homemade meatballs, especially this turkey sweet potato recipe.
They would definitely be a nice touch for your Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Not to mention any party throughout the year!
It’s a tasty finger food that is super easy to put together.
Whether you are playing games with friends or bringing in the New Year, you can pass around this simple savory appetizer.
Just don’t be surprised if the plate comes back empty!!
How To Store Turkey Sweet Potato Balls
If you have leftover meatballs, simply store them in an airtight container in your refrigerator. for up to a week.
For freezing, allow the meatballs to cool completely before placing in freezer bags or freezer airtight container.
They will last for up to 6 months in the freezer!
Talk To Me
Did you try these turkey sweet potato balls and love them?
You may enjoy this BBQ Cheesy Meatloaf Muffins recipe too!
They are even portioned out and they freeze very well…a favorite meatloaf at my house!
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There's nothing quite like the flavors you'll taste in a turkey sweet potato meatball. Sweet and savory, they are delicious, Trim Healthy Mama-friendly and low in fat! When you find yourself low on energy, these meatballs will give you the pep you need to finish off strong. They also make a fabulous appetizer or finger food for game night and parties!
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 Tablespoon dried parsley
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (green lid)
- 1/2 Tablespoon THM Super Sweet or 1 Tablespoon of Monkfruit classic
- 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In large bowl, mix all ingredients together until well combined.
- Shape into meatballs (about 2.5 Tablespoons worth for each ball)
- Place them on parchment lined baking sheet or use silicone baking mat.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden.
If you don't have Parmesan cheese, you can certainly use crushed porkrinds in the same amount.
Yieldmakes 18 meatballs
Serving Size1 meatball
Amount Per Serving Calories 64Total Fat 2gNet Carbohydrates 6.5gProtein 7g