Crunchy Sweet Potato Balls Recipe

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My mother always served these sweet potato balls at Thanksgiving—and she always had to double the recipe!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 cups cold mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 to 8 large marshmallows
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed cornflakes

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 230 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 347 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Mix sweet potatoes, egg, 2 tablespoons butter, cream, salt and nutmeg. Divide into six to eight portions. Pat each portion around a marshmallow. Roll in remaining butter and then in cornflakes. Place in a greased 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Balls in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p45

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Reviewed Oct. 16, 2009

"this is going to be on my table on thanksgiving!!!!!! YUMMMM"

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