Candied Yams

Candied Yams


"This is a simple and quick way to enjoy a Thanksgiving favorite! Canned yams or sweet potatoes may be used."


40 m servings 282 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.7g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 145 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place sweet potatoes in a medium baking dish. Distribute butter pieces evenly over the sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Layer with miniature marshmallows.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven 25 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender and marshmallows have melted.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 544 Ratings


I've made this recipe twice and it was enjoyed by all. One thing you must try is adding cinnamon after adding the butter, it is so much better, add enough to lightly dust the entire thing, add m...

These came out really great with a few minor variations. I drained and coarsly smashed the canned yams to make them smoother, but also to keep some texture to them. I mixed yams and brown suga...

My first Thanksgiving in charge and this dish was wonderful! I prepared it ahead of time so I'll give the details in case it helps someone else. Four large fresh yams (microwaved 20 minutes pe...

The recipe didn't mention draining the canned yams, so I didn't. Most of the marshmallows fell into the juice and dissolved, and I ended up with yams floating in a watery juice. They tasted fi...

Good ...i did use fresh yams,1 tsp vanilla extract and few dash of cinamon,peeled,cubed boiled 15mins before baking in the oven.Even added a little butter and brown sugar after taking it out n l...

I agree, cinnamon really does give this one an extra punch. Had the same problem with marshmallows melting all the way through, will try the big marshmallows next time. One thing to suggest, u...

I made this last Thanksgiving-had never made this dish before because I thought I did not like candied yams. Well either I was missing out or this is just a really good recipe ;-) I made it ag...

I used fresh Yams (microwaved for about 20 minutes then peeled.) EASY AS PIE! And great!!!!

These were great. The only problem I had was that I forgot to drain the canned yams -- next time, I'll remember!