Sweet Potato Cheese Ball

A favorite recipe using sweet potatoes especially during the holidays.


3 cups (24 servings)


1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups cold mashed sweet potatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeño 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


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.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours

Additional Information

When cutting hot peppers, disposable gloves are recommended. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving (2 tablespoons): Calories 71, Fat 4 g (Saturated Fat 2 g), Cholesterol 10 mg, Sodium 102 mg, Carbohydrate 7 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 1 g.

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