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Yam Casserole - Flashback Friday

For this flashback I thought I'd add one last side dish for your turkey dinner! I use the orange fleshed sweet potatoes/yams for this recipe. In the oven the sugar, butter, salt and pepper turn into a savory sweet sauce that cooks the yams. The dish can be assembled ahead and it is not a bad idea to put it in the oven at least 1 1/2 hours before serving to make sure the yams end up soft and gooey. When the meal is ready to go, uncover the yams and return them to the oven with the marshmallows for 5 minutes. Set the timer. It looks heavenly when you take it out and the marshmallows are one big puff. In the photo they are deflated already. 

  • 10 - 12 small yams, size of large potatoes 
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cubed small
  • 1/2 – 1 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1 small bag miniature marshmallows
  1. Peel and slice yams into 1/2 inch discs. 
  2. Arrange half the yam slices in a glass baking dish.
  3. Mix sugar, salt and pepper, then sprinkle half of it on the yams.
  4. Dot with half the butter.
  5. Arrange remaining yams and top with the rest of the sugar and butter.
  6. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 400° F for 30 min.
  7. Sprinkle with nuts, cover and continue baking another 45 minutes or until yams are soft.
  8. Five minutes before serving, remove foil, cover with mini marshmallows and bake uncovered until golden. Serves 12


  1. That looks so pretty and I'll bet it's also very delicious! I've never made sweet potatoes this way and have always wanted to try it. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

  2. I hope you and your family are having a wonderful holiday full of good food and good cheer.
    Have a very Merry Christmas, and we wish you all the best in the New Year, too!


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