These Paleo Turkey Sweet Potato Meatballs are spicy, flavorful and delicious. Enjoy them plain, with a dipping sauce or over noodles.
I’ve had the idea for these floating around in my head for a while now. Lately I’ve been on a meatball kick. I find them to be the perfect post-workout snack and don’t mind eating them cold. Plain meatballs get a little boring though so I’m always looking for ways to spice them up.
I did that literally this time with a jalapeno but then I took things even further by adding sweet potato and bacon! Full disclosure- hubby thinks the bacon flavor was too much and that they basically tasted like bacon balls. I disagree and think they taste delicious. But if you’re worried about it you could cut back on the bacon or leave it out. I added it because I was using lean turkey, which can get a little dry if you’re not careful.
Oh, and as an added bonus, turkey + sweet potato = protein & carbs all in one for post-workout muscle recovery. That’s a win in my book!
Here’s how you make them:
Like I mentioned, these are delicious by themselves, but they’re also pretty versatile. I highly recommend dipping them in bbq sauce. I made them for the paleo crowd so I used almond meal but if you’re not paleo, feel free to use breadcrumbs and regular bbq sauce. If you’re paleo, here are some Paleo BBQ Sauce ideas.
If you want to take them in a more traditional direction, they’re also great over spaghetti with tomato sauce!