These Candied Yams are so simple to make and a side dish you need on your table. Topped with toasted melty marshmallows, it's a mouthwatering recipe.
- 2 pounds Yams or sweet potatoes
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 16 oz mini marshmallows
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and prepare an 11"x7" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Peel and slice sweet potatoes into rounds then add them to your prepared dish.
Slice butter and add to a casserole dish with potatoes. Add in brown sugar, salt, and ground cinnamon. Mix together and coat potatoes.
Bake for 40-50 minutes until potatoes are tender.
Remove potatoes and top with mini marshmallows. Broil on high for 30-40 seconds until marshmallows are brown.
- Tip: Slicing all sweet potatoes to be a similar size will help them all cook evenly.
What is a Yam?
Yams are hard to find in America unless you shop at a specialty store. 95% of yam crops are grown in Africa. If you can't find them I generally use sweet potatoes instead. While sweet potatoes are different they are the closest thing that you can find in your everyday grocery store.
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Calories: 432kcalCarbohydrates: 83gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 286mgPotassium: 400mgFiber: 4gSugar: 51gVitamin A: 16442IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg