Easy Candied Yams w/ Marshmallows

[ 12 ] November 30, 2009 |

1 (29 ounce) can sweet potatoes (drained)

1/4 cup butter (sliced into pieces)

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp. imitation vanilla

1 dash of ground cinnamon

Pinch of ground nutmeg

1 1/2 cups marshmallows

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add the sweet potatoes to a medium baking dish. Distribute butter pieces evenly over the sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg; slightly mix to incorporate all ingredients. Cover and bake in the oven for 20 minutes; top with marshmallows and continue to bake uncovered for an additional 5-10 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender and marshmallows are melted and just browning. Serve.

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*Johnna’s tip: The holidays are not over! Thanksgiving ushered in all the good sweet potato, pumpkin and turkey recipes but there are still more to come. Now until the end of December, let’s see how creative we all can get, send JKGF all of your winter recipes so we can post them (johnnaknowsgoodfood@gmail.com). We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and shared this recipe with our family, who are probably our top critics…they gave this a thumbs up so it might be worth a try. Enjoy!

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Category: baked, holiday cooking, side dish, vegetarian

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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  1. Brooke says:

    Thank you so much…I made this dish last year but couldn’t find my recipe!! Yours I think was even easier then mine!! 😉 Thanks and have a great Thanksgiving!!!

  2. Johnna says:

    Awesome Brooke!! Happy Turkey Day!!

  3. Hilary says:

    How many people does this recipe serve?

  4. Johnna says:

    @Hilary, When I shared with my family it fed between 5-7 1 serving. Hope this helps!

  5. Hilary says:

    Perfect, thank you!

  6. Kandy says:

    Thanks for this…ive never made yams sooo…lol thanks for the recipe…its koming out great n smells yummy…????

  7. forex says:

    I don’t know if it’s just me or if everyone else encountering
    problems with your blog. It seems like some of the text
    on your content are running off the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too?
    This might be a issue with my browser because I’ve had
    this happen before. Cheers

  8. Johnna says:

    Thanks for sharing this issue with us! We will look into it. Please let us know if you incur further issues.

  9. Stephanie Clover says:

    I’ve made mine like this(yours) for years. This year,today actually, they are runny!!! How do O fix them? I don’t ever remember mom or myself ever having runny ones ??? Please help guest will be here in about an hour

  10. Johnna says:

    Hi Stephanie! Mix one part water and one part flour together and add in to thicken or add in more yams. Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Happy holidays Johnna!

    I’ve tried a few times to subscribe, but sends to a page with a error message saying oops the page isn’t here.

    Will you please help me with subscribing?

    Thank you

  12. Johnna says:

    Thanks for reading Janet! It has been fixed and added you.

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