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Candied Yam and Marshmallow Bake: Easy Thanksgiving or Christmas Dish

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The holidays is a time of laughter, food, and family. Think of it as the trio of holiday happiness, if you will. What better way to start planning your upcoming Thanksgiving or Christmas feast than with this Candied Yam and Marshmallow Bake? It’s the perfect combination of sweet and simple, and honestly, one of those classic Thanksgiving or Christmas dishes that you just can’t pass up.

This recipe is actually really, really simple. All you need to do is make certain that you have enough oven space with everything else you’re planning on cooking for Thanksgiving, and with just a few simple steps, you’ll be smelling that sweet scent of yams filling up your house in no time. (Under an hour to be exact!)

Everyone tends to like this dish a little differently. If you love cinnamon, just add a bit more than what the recipe calls for! The same goes for the marshmallows on top, too!

However, you decide to cook this Yam and Marshmallow bake is going to be just fine because the flavors of this dish just can’t be beaten!

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INGREDIENTS TO MAKE YAM AND MARSHMALLOW BAKE:



Yam Marshmallow Bake

HOW TO MAKE YAM AND MARSHMALLOW BAKE

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Peel and dice yams into large chunks. Place into a 9×13 sized baking dish.

Yam and Marshmallow Bake

Combine brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg into a medium saucepan. Over medium heat, bring to a boil stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves.

Yam and Marshmallow Bake

Pour mixture over yams. Stir to evenly coat. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.

Yam and Marshmallow Bake

Once yams are tender, pour the marshmallows evenly over top. Turn oven to broil to brown the tops of marshmallows.

This should take only a few minutes. Watch carefully.

Enjoy!

Candied Yam and Marshmallows

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Yam Marshmallow Bake
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Yam and Marshmallow Bake

Calories 3050kcal

Ingredients

  • 4-6 large yams
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 package miniature marshmallows

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Peel and dice yams into large chunks. Place into a 9x13 sized baking dish
  • Combine brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg into a medium saucepan. Over medium heat, bring to a boil stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves
  • Pour mixture over yams. Stir to evenly coat. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour
  • Once yams are tender, pour the marshmallows evenly over top. Turn oven to broil to brown the tops of marshmallows. This should take only a few minutes. Watch carefully

Nutrition

Calories: 3050kcal | Carbohydrates: 614g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 1855mg | Potassium: 13903mg | Fiber: 69g | Sugar: 151g | Vitamin A: 81.4% | Vitamin C: 348.2% | Calcium: 44.4% | Iron: 56.2%

 

 

About Winona Rogers

Winona Rogers is the author of Life Family & Fun a national blog focusing on parenting, easy recipes, Home & DIY, Lifestyle, Family Fun and Travel. Her site was nominated as the Top 10 Parenting Blogs in Atlanta, Top Disney Blog, Family Travel Expert and has been featured in media on 11Alive Atlanta & Company. In her spare time, she loves to travel with her family and cook. Winona and her husband have four children and five grandchildren living in Atlanta, Georgia.

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