Breakfast

Blueberry Sweet Potato Breakfast Meatballs

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings (32 meatballs)
5 — Votes 21 votes

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These blueberry sweet potato breakfast meatballs are a portable breakfast that delivers protein, healthy carbs, and greens in every bite! They’re perfect for meal prepping over the weekend so you can eat them all week long.

Blueberry sweet potato breakfast meatballs

I LOVE a hearty breakfast. For me, the ideal balanced breakfast includes protein, a starchy carb, a pile of greens for extra energy, in-season fruit, and has good representation from all the colors of the rainbow. There’s just one caveat to my dream breakfast: it isn’t always so easy to fit in making (and eating) it on your typical rushed weekday morning! And that’s precisely why we’re bringing you these blueberry sweet potato breakfast meatballs.

These little portable bites combine ground pork, shredded sweet potatoes, blueberries, and kale for a breakfast option that is totally meal prep-friendly, egg-free, and easy to eat on the go while also packing a big nutritional punch. Each bite of these breakfast meatballs brings you the perfect combination of sweet and savory for a breakfast you’ll actually look forward to eating all week long!

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Variations

These breakfast meatballs are also extremely customizable to your own tastes:

  • If you’re not a fan of the sweet and savory combo, you can absolutely leave out the blueberries and maple syrup for a more savory version.
  • You can easily swap out the shredded sweet potato for shredded white potatoes or even winter squash if you’re looking for a lower-carb alternative!
  • If kale isn’t your thing (though you should totally try our lemony kale before making that decision) you can substitute freshly chopped spinach here for a more mild green.
  • If you’ve got breakfast sausage already on hand, you can use that in place of the ground pork and omit the extra seasonings in the recipe.

Finally, these breakfast meatballs are PERFECT for making in a large batch. You can either keep them in the refrigerator and eat them all week, or freeze them and reheat them straight from frozen whenever you need. We hope you love them as much as we do!

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Blueberry Sweet Potato Breakfast Meatballs

By: Cassy Joy Garcia
5 — Votes 21 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Servings: 8 servings (32 meatballs)
These blueberry sweet potato breakfast meatballs are the perfect portable breakfast that deliver protein, healthy carbs, and greens in every bite!

Ingredients  

  • 2 pounds ground pork may also use turkey
  • 1 large sweet potato peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped and de-stemmed kale
  • 2/3 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup omit for Whole 30
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh chopped thyme may substitute 3/4 teaspoon dried
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh chopped sage may substitute 3/4 teaspoon dried

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, then set aside.
  • Grate the sweet potato until you have enough to equal 1 1/2 cups, then add to a large bowl along with the ground pork, kale, blueberries, maple syrup, salt, thyme, and sage. Work the mixture with your hands until fully combined.
  • Shape the mixture into one inch balls and place on the rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes until the meatballs are browned and the blueberries have burst.
  • Let cool slightly then enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Sweet Potato Breakfast Meatballs
Amount per Serving
Calories
276
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
18.2
g
28
%
Saturated Fat
 
5.6
g
35
%
Cholesterol
 
76.8
mg
26
%
Sodium
 
379.9
mg
17
%
Carbohydrates
 
7.6
g
3
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
3.5
g
4
%
Protein
 
20.8
g
42
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe Notes

  • These will keep up to 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.
  • You can substitute spinach for the kale, but due to the water content of spinach we recommend cooking it first, then wrapping it in cheesecloth and squeezing out the excess water before adding it into the meatballs.
  • If you don’t like sweet potatoes, you can substitute with an equal amount of shredded white potatoes. For a lower carb substitute, use shredded butternut squash.
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Cassy Joy Garcia

HOWDY! I’m Cassy Joy and I am just so happy you’re here. I’m the founder, Editor-in-Chief, and Nutrition Consultant here at Fed and Fit. What started as a food blog back in 2011 has evolved now into so much more.
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  1. Rachael Kelley says

    Rachael Kelley —  01/04/2019 At 14:09

    Your breakfast ideas never cease to rock me!!!

  2. Kim says

    Kim —  01/04/2019 At 21:05

    Love the no egg breakfast ideas! Do you have suggestions for heating from frozen? Thanks!

  3. Laura says

    Laura —  01/06/2019 At 06:27

    How many meatballs are a serving size?

  4. Krista says

    Krista —  01/07/2019 At 10:18

    Would frozen blueberries work too?

  5. Jessie says

    Jessie —  01/07/2019 At 10:44

    These are genius! So delicious and easy

  6. Sharon Hansen says

    Sharon Hansen —  01/08/2019 At 12:38

    This was the first dish I didn’t love. I didn’t care for the combination but I made them so I will eat them. It’s a good combo for health, just not as tasty as other recipes of yours I’ve tried.

  7. Miranda says

    Miranda —  01/13/2019 At 16:39

    Made these with turkey and kale. LOVE them. Am making another batch and freezing because I am about to travel for work and these will be perfect to take with me! Thank you!

  8. Lynda says

    Lynda —  01/16/2019 At 16:57

    How many meatballs does the recipe make?

  9. Victoria says

    Victoria —  01/21/2019 At 15:46

    I made these yesterday to meal prep my breakfasts for the week. Made them with ground turkey (quality pork is sadly very difficult to find where I live) and kale. I wasn’t sure how I would like them because I typically do not like fruit and meat together. I’m happy to report that I absolutely LOVE them! I’ve been looking for a meal prep-able breakfast idea that doesn’t involve eggs because I just get sick of them so fast. I really love the flavor in these and how easy they were to make. Thanks for another winner! 🙂

  10. Kristina says

    Kristina —  01/24/2019 At 08:39

    These are SO, SO good! I’m wondering how canned pumpkin would work in place of the sweet potato or would that have too much moisture? And would one do a cup and 1/2 of that also?

  11. Lisa P says

    Lisa P —  01/26/2019 At 15:30

    I’m not that crazy about pork but I want to try these, I know you suggested using ground turkey instead but as sometimes done with traditional “dinner” meatballs do you think you could do a mix of half pork and half turkey?

  12. Melanie says

    Melanie —  02/19/2019 At 10:38

    Do you grate a cooked or uncooked sweet potato before adding it to the mix?

  13. Hope Shultis says

    Hope Shultis —  03/02/2019 At 11:23

    5 stars
    These are the BOMB! So easy to make, such wonderful flavors in each bite. Best of all my grandaughter loved them and she has been getting very picky with her food lately. So, thank you!!

  14. Nicole Eaton says

    Nicole Eaton —  04/18/2019 At 15:36

    Hi there! Trying to go without added sugars, so I don’t want to use the maple syrup. Do you think they will turn out or should I find a substitute?

    Thank you!

  15. Jenna Lightfoot says

    Jenna Lightfoot —  04/20/2019 At 17:25

    Could you substitute mashed pumpkin for the sweet potato? Or any other low carb alternatives? If so, would you use 1-½ cups?

  16. Brook says

    Brook —  05/19/2019 At 15:16

    These are AMAZING!! I’ve struggled to find an easy breakfast alternative since I realized I had an egg sensitivity. I will definitely be making these again. Thank you!!

  17. Judith says

    Judith —  06/17/2019 At 09:52

    I am going on a business trip next week and really want to try these. Do they work with frozen kale??

  18. Kari Sherri says

    Kari Sherri —  06/17/2019 At 11:49

    Could these be frozen for a few days before eating them if I want to make a big batch and save them?

  19. Stephanie says

    Stephanie —  06/25/2019 At 20:03

    These are delicious! Turkey, cooked spinach and frozen blueberries worked great. There was A LOT of juice while baking but they turned out fine. I did cook mine longer…a little over 30 minutes but mine may have been larger.

  20. Autumn says

    Autumn —  09/08/2019 At 12:25

    This about to be my absolute new favorite recipe, can not wait to try it!

  21. Abbey says

    Abbey —  11/05/2019 At 09:05

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! I’m newly pregnant with our 4th and having something healthy to grab first thing in the morning has really helped with my nausea. I also LOVE that I can make up a giant batch to freeze and store for convenience without having to compromise nutrition. My kids and husband also enjoy these even though I accidentally left out the syrup. Thank you.

  22. Emily says

    Emily —  12/31/2019 At 16:52

    I really liked these. I only made half a batch since I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the combination. They are really good. I was conservative with the amount of blueberries and actually wished that I had added more!

  23. Chelsea says

    Chelsea —  01/03/2020 At 10:58

    Love the list of egg-free breakfast options! Curious what a serving would be of these meatballs since they are a “complete” breakfast with everything you need packing in one meatball. Thanks!

  24. Deeann says

    Deeann —  01/03/2020 At 20:48

    What is the calorie count for these?

    • Tonya Beattie says

      Tonya Beattie —  10/17/2020 At 11:21

      I see you responded that you posted the calorie count but I don’t see it. Would love the nutritional information. Thanks.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  10/19/2020 At 08:03

      Working on getting the nutritional info added to the recipe card, but I’ll go ahead and post it here in the meantime! Each serving (4 meatballs) has 276 calories, 18g of fat, 8g of carbohydrates, 3.5g of sugar, and 21g of protein.

  25. Freya says

    Freya —  01/03/2020 At 21:11

    These look amazing .. and so different! Can’t wait to try them this weekend!

  26. Jenna Lightfoot says

    Jenna Lightfoot —  01/04/2020 At 20:51

    Is there a lower carb option for the sweet potato that you think would work?

    • Kelsey says

      Kelsey —  03/11/2020 At 16:58

      Do you cook the butternut squash beforehand?

  27. Jackie says

    Jackie —  01/05/2020 At 08:04

    5 stars
    Made these yesterday as written and I love them! These will be great to have on hand for snacks too. Great combo of a savory dish with a pop of sweet from the blueberry!

  28. Roberta says

    Roberta —  01/07/2020 At 08:46

    Love this ! I follow a low carb diet, what would the carb count be by omitting the maple syrup and subbing the butternut squash for the sweet potato?

  29. Elton says

    Elton —  01/19/2020 At 01:33

    You forgot to mention the sage in the directions 🙂

  30. Tiffany Segal says

    Tiffany Segal —  01/20/2020 At 16:50

    5 stars
    Incredible idea for breakfast. I have made this three times. First with pork, second dark meat chicken, and third ground turkey. All were amazing. Only used the maple syrup the second time and felt like it was totally not needed.

  31. Melody says

    Melody —  01/25/2020 At 20:26

    FYI: Sage is listed in the ingredients but not the directions

  32. Leanne says

    Leanne —  01/25/2020 At 20:31

    5 stars
    I love these a thousand times!! Genius!!! I dont like sage so omitted it, but oh boy. I had to restrain myself from eating them all!!!

  33. Crystal says

    Crystal —  01/26/2020 At 11:08

    5 stars
    Holy smokes!! So delicious. I used ground turkey instead and they weren’t dry at all. Thanks for another amazing recipe!!

  34. Tiffany Segal says

    Tiffany Segal —  05/17/2020 At 19:00

    5 stars
    Amazing with any protein!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  05/17/2020 At 19:56

      Yay, so glad you love them!!

  35. Ellen Wagner says

    Ellen Wagner —  07/28/2020 At 10:31

    I can’t rave about these enough. The whole family loves them – picky husband loves the sweet savory combo and not having to make eggs and using these as the breakfast protein. My 1 yr old eats them for any meal. I love how big of a batch it makes to keep everyone happy for a while. Thank you!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  07/28/2020 At 10:53

      Love it, Ellen! We’re so glad they’re a hit over there!

  36. Amy says

    Amy —  07/29/2020 At 16:01

    I browned the pork and now it won’t stick. I don’t know what to do with it now.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  07/30/2020 At 07:44

      Did you brown the pork before forming all of the ingredients into meatballs, Amy?

    • Genevieve says

      Genevieve —  01/18/2021 At 04:06

      I would have eaten it as hash.

  37. Kristine says

    Kristine —  08/31/2020 At 20:18

    5 stars
    OMG, these breakfast balls are amazing and super simple to make.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  09/01/2020 At 09:05

      I’m actually enjoying these for breakfast this week, and you’re so right – they are amazing!! So glad you love these!

  38. Natasha says

    Natasha —  09/26/2020 At 08:59

    5 stars
    Savory and sweet. A delightful change up to the breakfast game. Had to use spinach bc that’s what I had in the house but it was amazing. My husband who rarely gets excited about food was wondering what smelled so good and looked so good.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  09/28/2020 At 11:07

      I love these too, Natasha! So glad you enjoyed them!

  39. Chris says

    Chris —  09/28/2020 At 08:32

    This looks good. Do you have nutritional info for this recipe?
    Thanks.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  09/28/2020 At 11:17

      Working on getting the nutritional info added to the recipe card, but I’ll go ahead and post it here in the meantime! Each serving (4 meatballs) has 276 calories, 18g of fat, 8g of carbohydrates, 3.5g of sugar, and 21g of protein.

  40. Marian says

    Marian —  11/20/2020 At 14:09

    5 stars
    We love these! It’s just two of us, so I keep them in the freezer and take them out as needed.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  11/24/2020 At 09:46

      Such a great idea! We’re so glad you love them!!

  41. Carissa says

    Carissa —  01/04/2021 At 18:35

    5 stars
    This recipe is genius!! It’s delicious and has everything you need – protein, carbs, and veggies! I can’t eat eggs and I’m always looking for egg-free breakfast options. I’m also looking for snacks that I can grab on the run that have all the ingredients of a meal. This is perfect for both of those! I made it with half pork and half turkey, and left out the maple syrup. It’s still slightly sweet because of the sweet potatoes and blueberries.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  01/05/2021 At 09:20

      So glad you love it, Carissa! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  42. Angie Morris says

    Angie Morris —  01/05/2021 At 19:28

    5 stars
    Made these today for a healthy breakfast option. Holy smokes – so good!! The flavor is beyond fantastic! I didn’t have kale on hand, so I used fresh baby spinach (without cooking first as recommended). It still worked great! Thanks for such a delicious recipe!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  01/06/2021 At 13:52

      YAY! That makes us so happy, Angie! Thank you!

  43. Mackenzie says

    Mackenzie —  01/09/2021 At 12:23

    5 stars
    Delicious recipe! I would never have thought of combining the ingredients. Will use for inspiration on future cooking endeavors. What is the nutritional breakdown for this recipe? I’ve tried finding the information online but haven’t had any luck. It would be helpful for those of us logging meals. Thanks!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  01/11/2021 At 12:25

      This is one of my very favorite recipes…so yummy! I’m having trouble getting the nutritional info to attach to the recipe card, so I’ll go ahead and post it here in the meantime! Each serving (4 meatballs) has 276 calories, 18g of fat, 8g of carbohydrates, 3.5g of sugar, and 21g of protein.

  44. Gen says

    Gen —  01/18/2021 At 04:03

    5 stars
    Love these. The recipe makes a lot. Perfect for meal prep.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  01/18/2021 At 09:09

      So glad you love this one, Gen! It’s one of my favorites for sure!

  45. Tiffany says

    Tiffany —  01/20/2021 At 08:56

    5 stars
    These are amazing. I used 93% ground turkey, butternut squash, and frozen blueberries. A batch made 38 meatballs. I divided them into 6 servings of 6 and had breakfast for the week!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  01/20/2021 At 10:29

      Amazing! So glad you enjoyed these, Tiffany!

  46. Megan Peterman says

    Megan Peterman —  01/24/2021 At 12:19

    5 stars
    These are so YUMMY! I’ve made them twice, both times using ground turkey. They are perfect for meal prep breakfasts, but I also put them on my kale salad for lunch one day and it totally worked!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  01/25/2021 At 09:59

      YUM! What a great idea! So glad you love these, Megan!

  47. Christie says

    Christie —  01/25/2021 At 09:22

    These are so good, my teen daughter gave me a “look” when I told her what was in them but then ate 4 in one sitting. Win!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  01/25/2021 At 10:01

      Score! That’s so great to hear, Christie!!!

  48. Courtney says

    Courtney —  03/01/2021 At 11:58

    5 stars
    These breakfast meatballs are so delicious, and I love that I can make a huge batch ahead of time so eating healthy in the morning is super quick and convenient. One question though, is there somewhere I can find a nutritional values breakdown on your recipes?

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  03/01/2021 At 14:36

      So glad you love them, Courtney! The nutrition facts should be just under the recipe now. Hope that helps!

  49. Charlotte says

    Charlotte —  06/01/2021 At 19:07

    5 stars
    yum! tasted great. did the yam and the kale in the food processor to cut down on chopping time.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  06/02/2021 At 13:53

      Great idea, Charlotte! We’re glad you enjoyed these!

  50. Jennifer says

    Jennifer —  06/14/2021 At 12:01

    These are delicious! I used half sweet potato and half Yukon gold. I also added some crushed red pepper because we like spice. I’ll definitely be making them again.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  06/15/2021 At 07:59

      So glad you enjoyed these, Jennifer! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  51. Kelly says

    Kelly —  08/28/2021 At 21:24

    5 stars
    I decided to try these on a whim, and I’m SO glad I did! I was a little scared of adding the berries but these are SO GOOD. I should have known, everything from Fed & Fit turns out great! Thank you for another awesome recipe!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  08/31/2021 At 11:09

      So glad you loved these, Kelly! They’re one of my favorites!

  52. Jennifer O'Bier says

    Jennifer O'Bier —  09/27/2021 At 09:29

    The directions are missing the sage.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  09/29/2021 At 09:38

      Thanks, Jennifer!

  53. Heather says

    Heather —  05/21/2022 At 10:55

    I made these as breakfast patties with a little allspice lawrys peppercorn and maple syrup. They reheat lovely. 10/10 so tasty

  54. Heather says

    Heather —  05/21/2022 At 16:55

    I made these as breakfast patties with a little allspice lawrys peppercorn and maple syrup. They reheat lovely. 10/10 so tasty

    • Melissa Guevara says

      Melissa Guevara —  05/25/2022 At 18:43

      Love to hear that, Heather! Thank you for taking the time to share with us!

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