Turkey Sweet Potato Bites

I can count the amount of times I ate sweet potatoes on one hand. Growing up I was not a fan of the starchy veggie. I remember buying one when I first started dating David and having him coach me on how to make one. His recipe added a lot of sugar. Occasionally at a restaurant, I will order the sweet potato fries.

When I came across this recipe on “Unbown Wellness,” I was intrigued with the recipe, not because it had sweet potato in it, but because it looked easy to make. I am a teacher and after a long day of working with 25 third graders, the last thing I want to do is slave away in the kitchen. This recipe was very simple and took around 10 minutes to prepare.

I changed the recipe, because A) I always think I know a better way of making things. B) David doesn’t like anything related to cocoanut. And C) ground turkey was on sale. I was a huge fan of the recipe. They turned out soft and chewy almost like a tater tot. One cooking tip I have for you is to line the pan with foil. (A habit I always do… but especially with this recipe) The cooking process leaves a slight mess on the pan. I was happy to just throw away the tin foil for an easy clean up.

Here is the recipe.


Turkey Sweet Potato Bites

  • 1 raw and peeled sweet potato
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 2lbs ground turkey
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder


Preheat the oven to 400F. Peel sweet potato and finely chop in a food processor. (You could use a potato peeler if you would like too.) Add the onion to the food processor and chop finely. Mix onion and sweet potato with the ground turkey in a large mixing bowl. Add seasonings. Form mixture into small bite-size pieces (the size you would form to make cookies). Place bites on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 25 minutes (Making sure to flip after 10-15 minutes).


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