Sweet Potato Cheese Ball Recipe
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Sweet Potato Cheese Ball Recipe

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My husband and I farm 300 acres of sweet potatoes. I promote our product at fairs, ag expos and school functions. I pass out recipes and this is one of the favorites.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups cold mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Assorted crackers, breadsticks or raw vegetables

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 71 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sweet potatoes until smooth. Add the next seven ingredients; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until easy to handle. Shape into a ball; cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm. Serve with crackers, breadsticks or vegetables. Yield: about 3 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Cheese Ball in Country October/November 2000, p49

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed May. 10, 2012

"Absolutely loved it!! Followed the recipe exactly and wouldn't change a thing. Can't wait to make it again."

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