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Sweet Potato Spaghetti with Chicken Meatballs

Sweet Potato Noodles with Chicken Meatballs

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Your taste buds will love the combination of sweet and savory flavors in this paleo and all-natural Sweet Potato Spaghetti with Chicken Meatballs!

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Sweet Potato Noodles with Chicken Meatballs

I’m currently in Fort Polk for training, and will be here for three weeks, so posts will be scarce until I return home, but I did manage to get a post together for you all!

 

Have you tried sweet potato noodles?

Well, if you haven’t, you probably should, because they’re pretty awesome.  Especially if you love sweet potatoes.  I do.  Adding them to this recipe added a nice hint of sweetness to the dish.

If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can use a julienne peeler to make noodles, but that may prove to be a little more tedious.  I would definitely recommend a spiralizer, I love mine! I have used it to make zucchini noodles, sweet potato noodles, curly fries–you can do so much with it, even slice onions faster. This is the Spiralizer I use.  It was around $30, and it works great! I love it, and it makes it  super easy to make your own veggie noodles!

To make sweet potato noodles with the spiralizer, peel the potatoes, then slice a piece off of the ends to make them flat, so that the teeth of the spiralizer can grab onto it.  place the spaghetti blade in and start turning!  I suggest cutting the noodles every so often, otherwise you end up with some very long noodles.

 

Sweet Potato Spaghetti with Chicken Meatballs and Homemade Marinara Sauce

Once I added the ingredients to the pan to make the marinara sauce, my senses sparked.  The smell made me feel like I was in a fancy Italian restaurant.  Nope, I was still in my kitchen! Tasting the sauce was even better, and made me think wow, I made that? Once combined with the sweetness of the sweet potato noodles and the meatballs, my taste-buds were elated! This was fun to make, and even better to eat!

Sweet Potato Noodles with Chicken Meatballs

This sweet potato spaghetti dish was tasty and made for an enjoyable paleo meal.  I think I want to use sweet potato noodles for all of my pasta dishes now!

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Sweet Potato "Spaghetti" with Chicken Meatballs
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Sweet Potato "Spaghetti" with Chicken Meatballs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
For the meatballs:
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sage
For the sauce:
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion diced
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1-15 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp rosemary
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add all meatball ingredients and mix well. Rub hands lightly with a dab of olive oil and form small 1-2 inch meatballs, arrange on the baking sheet (yielded about 30 meatballs for me).
  3. Place the meatballs in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove.
  4. Spiralize your sweet potatoes. In a pan over medium to high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the sweet potato noodles and cook for 5-10 minutes until they are your desired texture, turning frequently with tongs to keep from burning. or becoming stuck.
  5. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook until the onion is translucent.
  6. Add the tomatoes, syrup, water and spices to the pan and stir for a couple minutes, until the sauce is mixed well. Lower heat to low-medium.
  7. Add the meatballs to the sauce. Stir for about five minutes.
  8. Serve meatballs and sauce over the sweet potato noodles. Enjoy!

 

Sweet Potato "Spaghetti" with Chicken Meatballs


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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Katherine
    May 16, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    So I’ve done the zucchini and squash ‘pastas’, but never thought to try it with sweet potatoes. I can imagine the sweetness from the potatoes with the savoriness of the tomato sauce must be divine.

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    gingeredwhisk
    May 16, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    YUM! I LOVE sweet potatoes! Love that you made the noodles out of them – and with chicken meatballs and a yummy sauce? I bet its an amazing dinner!

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    Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery
    May 16, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    I love this idea! I’ve done a lot of zucchini and carrot noodles and even beets, but I’ve never thought about sweet potato noodles. Such a perfect option when you want something a little heartier and more stable than zucchini, but still healthier than typical noodles. Genius!

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    Beth Neels
    May 16, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    This looks like my kind of dish! I really need to buy a spiralizer! Really inspired to serve sweet potatoes with the chicken meatballs!

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    Linda @signorina spaghetti
    May 16, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Wow, that looks so comforting! I never tried sweet potato spaghetti before, but I am really intrigued. Great idea!

  • Reply
    Hope
    May 16, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    This looks so delicious and healthy! I love that you have used sweet potato instead of pasta!

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