Thanksgiving Yams

Thanksgiving Yams

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"Mother's great yams were always a hit at Thanksgiving. In America, yams are actually a type of sweet potato. Gingersnap cookies and marshmallows make this dish a real treat."


25 m servings 344 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 344 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 72.5g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 184 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix the sweet potatoes, butter and lemon juice. Break the gingersnap cookies into the mixture. Stirring occasionally, cook until thick, about 15 minutes.
  2. Cover the mixture with desired quantity of marshmallows. Remove from heat and cover 5 minutes, or until marshmallows have melted. Serve warm.
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  1. 19 Ratings


I made these yams for Thanksgiving and they just about blew everyone away! Never had I taseted yams so delicious! The gingersnap cookies are the secret weapon that makes this dish kick! So diffe...

These are really really tasty, and so darn fast! I was pretty skeptical, but the gingersnaps add just the perfect flavor. I had baked sweet potatoes on hand (1 hr 40 min @ 350 degrees), so I s...

This was the EASIEST way to make sweet potatoes. It was quick as well. The gingersnap cookies were the perfect mix of spices as well as creating a nice base for the potatoes. I made these for my...

Simple recipe that I will make again. The marshmellows really need to be broiled though to add to the flavor. Would make a great pie filling!

The strong gingery taste makes these really good and different from most sweet potato dishes. I thought they were a bit too sweet and would cut back on the cookies when making them again. I al...

very good, very easy, you can crush the cookies in food processor it's soo much easier than using a glass or your hands, got many compliments this will be my yams recipe for holidays! Definitel...

Do you know what luxury is? Luxury is this recipe on Thanksgiving. Whether you think you like yams or not, just try it.

My new favorite Thanksgiving side!