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The Best Candied Yams (Without Corn Syrup)

The BEST Candied Yams recipe has finally been created, and you are going to want this side dish at every holiday dinner!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candied Yam Recipe, Holiday Side Dish, Sweet Potato Recipe, Thanksgiving Side Dish
Servings: 8
Calories: 505kcal
Author: Elyse Ellis


  • large pot
  • 9x13 Inch Baking Dish
  • Fork


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Boil yams for 20 minutes in a large pot, or until they are easily pierced with a fork, and drain the water from the pot.
  • Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and spread boiled yams inside.
  • Distribute small pieces of butter and cinnamon evenly over the yams.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar then miniature marshmallows over yams.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender and marshmallows have melted.


Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 109g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 2589mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 612IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg