These Middle Eastern-­inspired meatballs combine lean ground turkey and grated sweet potato for a filling, savory yet sweet dish. Serve with couscous and Greek yogurt or hummus for a complete, healthy dinner or brown bag lunch. While the meatballs are super simple to make, in case there’s any question, you can watch a video demonstration over at Sonima.


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1large sweet potato, grated
  • 1egg
  • 1/2onion, grated
  • 1/2bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil, for frying


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients except oil together in a bowl, adding salt and pepper to taste. Form mixture into meatballs.
  3. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Pan-fry meatballs about 5 minutes, or until browned on all sides. Finish in the oven until cooked through, about 6 minutes.