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Meatball Sub Stuffed Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes | Get Inspired Everyday!

Meatball Sub Stuffed Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes


  • Author: Get Inspired Everyday!
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes, washed

Meatballs & Marinara:

  • 1 pound Italian sausage, hot or mild
  • 1/4 cup almond flour,
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 12 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 128 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes, see notes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

Toppings:

  • 8 slices fresh mozzarella, 10 ounces
  • 1015 leaves basil, slivered

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Prick/pierce the sweet potatoes a few times and place them on a baking sheet. Bake until tender, about 1 hour
  2. While the potatoes bake, make the meatballs and marinara.
  3. For the meatballs, mix together the sausage, almond flour, egg, parmesan, and parsley together until completely combined. Form the mixture into 16 meatballs. Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat, and when the pan is hot, add 1 tablespoon of the oil. Fry the meatballs, turning as they brown, adding more oil if necessary.
  4. When the meatballs are browned on all sides, (they don’t need to be fully cooked) add the garlic, Italian seasoning, and fire roasted tomatoes. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat to maintain a simmer.
  5. Simmer until the marinara thickens and the meatballs are fully cooked. Turn the meatballs once during the cooking time, then season to taste with salt.
  6. When the sweet potatoes are done, partially split them lengthwise, (being careful not to cut all the way to the bottom). Stuff each potato with 4 meatballs and evenly distribute the marinara. Top each potato with 2 slices of mozzarella and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is browned and bubbling.
  7. Serve immediately with the basil.

Notes

If your can of fire roasted tomatoes come whole, blend them for a few seconds in a blender until a chunky sauce forms.
This is a large recipe making 8 servings, it can easily be halved, or you can freeze the leftovers for easy meals later.