Holiday Sweet Potato Balls

Holiday Sweet Potato Balls

Yield: 3 quarts

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Holiday Veggies, sweet potatoes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 168 kcal


MASH together

  • 4 cups sweet potatoes cooked and peeled
  • 10 oz crushed pineapple ~juice drained
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts chopped OR pecans
  • 1/2 tsp maple flavor optional
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup OR sorghum molasses, adjust to taste

SET aside

  • 12 canned pineapple round slices You will need two 20 oz. cans.
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts chopped OR pecans


  1. SCRUB sweet potatoes and poke with knife.

  2. BAKE sweet potatoes in covered casserole dish at 400F for 1 hour or until soft.

  3. COOL slightly, covered, then peel potatoes and mash them in a mixing bowl with a potato masher.

  4. MIX all ingredients, except pineapple rings and extra toasted nuts. Season to taste.

  5. ARRANGE pineapple slices along bottom 3-quart casserole dish (9×13 works best).

  6. FORM sweet potato mixture into large balls, the size of the pineapple slice.

  7. PLACE each ball on a pineapple slice carefully, leaving a little space between the balls.

  8. SPRINKLE with extra chopped nuts.

  9. BAKE at 300F for 30 minutes, until golden.

  10. SERVE immediately.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: If making ahead of time for a meal, do not bake until just before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Holiday Sweet Potato Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 123mg5%
Potassium 307mg9%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 6330IU127%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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