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Sweet Potato Noodles & Turkey Meatballs

Struggle Meals - "Sweet on You"

40
Prep Time
(minutes)
60
Cook Time
(minutes)
4
Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 slice bread
  • 3 tablespoons half and half
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast, dark meat
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ yellow onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup fresh spinach, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • For the pasta:
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled
  • For the sauce:
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ to 1 cup hot water
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Make the meatballs - In a large bowl, add bread and milk, and let sit for 5 minutes. Next, add turkey, egg, garlic, onion, spinach, salt, and pepper. Combine well but do not over mix ingredients.
  3. With the mixture, form into bite-sized meatballs. On a baking sheet tray, place each meatball.
  4. In a cast iron, heat up oil. Working in batches, brown meatballs on all sides, about 4 to 6 minutes. Remove to the sheet tray, and finish cooking in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Make the pasta - With a vegetable peeler, peel thin strips of sweet potatoes. To make the noodles, make sure you’re turning the sweet potatoes after each peel.
  6. In a cast iron on medium heat, add almond sauce, hot water, jalapeno, garlic powder, lemon juice, and salt. Stir until heated.
  7. In a pot, add water and salt then bring to a boil. Toss in sweet potato pasta and stir. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Strain into the saucepan, adding water if needed.
  8. To assemble - Next, toss in pasta, just to warm up. Plate the pasta and top with meatballs. Garnish with parsley, and serve.