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Candied Yams

For our family, nothing says Thanksgiving quite like this simple but insanely yummy and craveable Candied Yams recipe!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Chelsia Rief


  • 2-3 (28 oz each) canned yams, drained. Look for the purple can.
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg optional - but I like the warmth it give.
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 10-16 oz bag mini marshmallows Whatever size you can find. Some brands don't carry the larger size.


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a casserole dish. Cut yams into slices and lay on the bottom of your dish.

  2. Sprinkle ground nutmeg over the potatoes, crumble the brown sugar over the potatoes and dot the butter over the brown sugar. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until hot all the way through.

  3. Remove the casserole dish from the oven and turn on the broil. Meanwhile, top the dish with mini marshmallows making sure there aren't any uncovered spots. Return dish to oven and broil for 3-5 minutes or until the marshmallows are toasted. DO NOT WALK AWAY!

  4. Serve right away.