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Sweet yams topped with fluffy marshmallows – a delicious comfort food for any occasion!


2 ½ pounds yams

2 tablespoons butter

2 cups brown sugar

1 cup orange juice

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3 cups marshmallows


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Roast whole yams in the preheated oven until heated through but not quite tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool.

Reduce the oven heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir brown sugar, orange juice, and nutmeg with the melted butter to dissolve the sugar completely; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook until the liquid thickens into a syrup, 10 to 15 minutes.

Peel cooled yams. Cut yams into bite-sized chunks; arrange in a single layer in a 13×9-inch baking dish. Drizzle syrup over the yams.

Bake in the preheated oven, twice opening the oven to spoon syrup over the yams, until the chunks are fork-tender, about 35 minutes. Arrange marshmallows over the yams and continue baking until the marshmallows are puffy and browned, about 10 minutes more.

Cook’s Note:

Orange juice can be replaced with water.

Pecans can be stirred into the sweet potatoes before adding sauce.

Cooking Time

Prep Time:15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hrs 30 mins

Total Time: 1 hrs 45 mins


Nutrition Facts

551 Calories

4g Fat

125g Carbs

3g Protein