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Baked Chicken Meatballs with Sweet Potato

Amy Palanjian
Plan to cook your sweet potato ahead of time. See the Notes at the end of the recipe for options!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 (Makes about 15)
Calories 214 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 pound bulk sweet Italian chicken sausage
  • 1 cup mashed roasted sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4-1/2 cup cornmeal (or plain breadcrumbs)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray with nonstick spray or wipe down with canola oil and a paper towel. Set aside.
  • Mix all ingredients well in a medium bowl with clean hands. Start with 1/4 cup cornmeal and add more as needed to create a mixture that holds together in a ball shape. They will be sticky.
  • Form into golf ball size balls  and place onto the prepared baking rack.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes or until cooked through and starting to brown.
  • Drain on a paper towel lined plate if desired. Serve with Marinara Sauce, Cauliflower Cheese Sauce, ketchup, or another favorite sauce.

Notes

  • I prefer to use Italian chicken sausage (the 365 store brand from Whole Foods) since it's lean and has nice flavor.
  • If you use pork sausage, you may want to drain on paper towels after baking.
  • To make these gluten-free, use cornmeal or gluten-free breadcrumbs.
  • You can use plain or Italian-flavored breadcrumbs. Start with the lower amount of 1/2 cup and add a little bit more at a time until the mixture holds together easily.
  • Plan to cook your sweet potato ahead of time. You can roast it in the oven—wash and poke with a fork and place into a baking dish. Bake for 45-60 minutes for about an hour or until very soft. You can also cook it in your slow cooker.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container for 3-5 days. Warm briefly in the microwave for 15-30 seconds, or in the oven at 375 degrees F for 6-8 minutes. Or you could even serve cold if packing in a lunchbox.
  • Serve with Marinara Sauce, Cauliflower Cheese Sauce, ketchup, or another favorite sauce.
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Nutrition

Calories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 14gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 850mgPotassium: 101mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 3448IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken meatballs, healthy meatballs, sausage meatballs
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