Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs with Mushroom Vodka Sauce

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Roast one medium sweet potato in the oven for 30 minutes or in the microwave for 8 minutes.  Look at that beautiful orange flesh!

1x1.trans Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs with Mushroom Vodka Sauce

In a large bowl, combine turkey, panko bread crumbs, flesh from the sweet potato, and an egg.

1x1.trans Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs with Mushroom Vodka Sauce

Mix together until well combined, but don’t over mix.  Add ground sage and stir in.

1x1.trans Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs with Mushroom Vodka Sauce

Roll the mixture into golf ball sized meatballs and placed on an oiled baking pan.  Roll the meatballs in the oil so they are well coated.  Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

1x1.trans Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs with Mushroom Vodka Sauce

While meatballs are baking, sautee mushrooms in 1 tsp oilive oil until they begin to soften.

1x1.trans Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs with Mushroom Vodka Sauce

Stir in 1 jar of vodka sauce.  You could always make your own, but as a working mom, I have to draw the line somewhere and this jarred sauce is great!

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While the meatballs are cooking and the sauce is simmering, cook penne pasta according to package directions to al dente.  In a large casserole dish combine penne, sauce, and meatballs.  Top with cheese and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
1x1.trans Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs with Mushroom Vodka Sauce
1x1.trans Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs with Mushroom Vodka Sauce
Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs with Mushroom Vodka Sauce
1 medium sweet potato
1 package (1.25 lb) 99% lean ground turkey breast
1/2 c. panko bread crumbs
1 large egg
1/2 tsp. ground sage
1 tsp. olive oil
4 oz sliced crimini mushrooms
1 24 oz jar Vodka Sauce
3/4 c. shredded part skim mozarella cheese

Preheat the oven to 350.  Cook sweet potato (either 30 minutes in the oven or 8 minutes in the microwave).  Combine turkey, bread crumbs, egg and the flesh of the cooked sweet potato.  Stir in ground sage.

Heat olive oil over medium high heat.  Sautee mushrooms in oil for 5 minutes or until softened.  Stir in vodka sauce and bring to a simmer.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Add penne and cook according to package instructions.

In a medium sized casserole dish combine pasta, sauce and meatballs.  Top with cheese.  Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Enjoy!

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Amanda Larson is a mother, wife, lawyer and aspiring cook. She truly believes that you can live green and eat well while sticking to a budget. Through her posts she shares her tips on how she does it!

Comments

  1. DiaryofaHairPrincess says:

    I agree with Untrainedhairmom, Looks good and would have never thought to put that combination together

  2. UntrainedHairMom says:

    This sounds amazing…it is a unique combination of foods I wouldn't have thought to put together, but it really does sounds and look good!

  3. Charlotte's Avenue says:

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! That really looks good!!!

    Char~

  4. We might have to try this one of these days.

  5. Full Time Mama says:

    Sounds interesting!! Maybe I'll have to try this. We love sweet potatoes!

  6. SalemMomma says:

    OMG Yum! I have to try this, I love sweet potato!

  7. Mama Chocolate says:

    YUM. It looks way easier to make than I would have thought from the title, LOL!
    I'm going to have to try this!

  8. Wow, this sounds so good. Thanks!

  9. tubbytelly at gmail dot com says:

    I am bookmarking this one. I would never have thought of turkey and sweet potato together like that.

  10. This looks very interesting! I know I would try it…I'm wondering if my kids would eat it. Hmmmm…

  11. jillconyers says:

    This looks so yummy. Maybe I'll make a few changes to next week's menu and add your recipe. If not next week definitely the following.

    Have a great weekend!

  12. Ruth Curtis says:

    This recipe sounds really tasty! You don't list the penne pasta in the ingredients, so I was wondering how much you used?

  13. Priscilla Benavides says:

    These recipe sounds and looks very enticing.

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