The BEST Candied Yams Recipe (without corn syrup!)

My favorite part of Thanksgiving Dinner is all of the delicious side dish recipes! Forget the turkey, I would rather fill my plate with stuffing, mashed potatoes and candied yams! ย This recipe is our family’s favorite candied yam recipe. ย The flavor is absolutely amazing!

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Serves: 6

The BEST Candied Yams Recipe (without corn syrup!)

20 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 6-8 yams (peeled and cubed)
  • 1/4 cup butter (cubed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Boil yams for 20 minutes in a large pot, or until they are easily pierced with a fork and drain.
  3. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and spread boiled yams inside.
  4. Distribute small pieces of butter and cinnamon evenly over the yams.
  5. Sprinkle brown sugar then miniature marshmallows over yams.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender and marshmallows have melted.



1283 cal


321 g


32 g
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Candied Yams Thanksgiving Recipe



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