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Sweetpotato Turkey Meatballs

This is a lighter version of a cocktail meatball that is filled with delicious flavor and texture. Serve with your favorite tangy barbecue sauce and they are sure to disappear.
~ Lisa Prince, Local Dish
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
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  • 2 C. shredded sweetpotatoes
  • ½ C. chopped pecans
  • 1 T. coconut oil
  • 1 clove grated garlic
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 lb. ground white turkey meat
  • 1 C BBQ sauce, use your favorite


  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Coat a mini muffin tin generously with cooking spray.
  • Shred sweetpotato and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pecans, coconut oil, garlic, paprika, salt and cinnamon. Add the
    sweetpotatoes and ground turkey. Mix well, using your hands.
  • Working with one tablespoon and a half of mixture at a time, form 24 balls (we like to use a small ice cream scoop, so they are all even in size). Place them in the mini muffin tin and bake them for 30 minutes.
  • Right before serving, heat BBQ sauce on low heat. Add the sweet potato meatballs and until warm and coated with the BBQ sauce.
Serves: 15