MY DADS THANKSGIVING YAMS

Going to a thanksgiving dinner this year and not sure what to bring? Want to bring the most delicious dish that everyone raves about without all the work? WELL I got the perfect dish for you! This is also super inexpensive and ready to serve in one easy dish.

My dad makes this recipe every year for our family Thanksgiving. It is a fan favorite especially if you love a bit of sweetness on your Thanksgiving plate.

You will want to start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees F.

Drain your canned yams and pour the yams into a small casserole dish.

In a small bowl mix together the honey, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and butter. It should be a deep brown color once they all combine.

Pour the honey mixture into the casserole dish.

Bake for 10-15 minutes until it changes to an even deeper color. It is basically just meant to warm up everything and get it combined.

Take your dish out and add your toppings. Add as much as you want. We typically start with pecans then layer marshmallows.

After another 5 minutes (or until the marshmallows are golden) take your dish out. Finally, add some pineapple bits on top. If you add these in the initial baking they will dissolve into the dish.

Look at all the layers! You can let them set up for a few minutes so the juices aren’t as hot and allows them to thicken up.

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with those you love the most. Be sure to take this holiday in for all it has to offer! If you need any more ideas to make this time special I have a blog post from last year, Ideas to Get Your Family Feeling Thankful.

Let’s keep catch the wave! The next holiday is a HUGE one! What do you guys want to see from me!? Gift Guides? Budget Friendly Activities? College Cozy Meal Ideas? I’m all years! Let me know 🌊


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the perfect thanksgiving yams

Servings 4 people

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 15 oz. cans yams drained

  • 1/2 cup Butter melted

  • 2 tsp. cinnamon

  • 2 tsp. ginger

  • 2 tsp. nutmeg

  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar

  • 1/2 cup honey

Toppings

  • 1 8 oz. can pineapple bits

  • 1 cup crushed pecans

  • Mini Marshmallows

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven at 325 degrees F.

  2. Drain your canned yams and pour the yams into a small casserole dish.

  3. In a small bowl mix together the honey, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and butter. It should be a deep brown color once they all combine.

  4. Pour the honey mixture into the casserole dish.

  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes until it changes to an even deeper color. It is basically just meant to warm up everything and get it combined.

  6. Take your dish out and add your toppings. Add as much as you want. We typically start with pecans then layer marshmallows.

  7. After another 5 minutes (or until the marshmallows are golden) take your dish out. Finally, add some pineapple bits on top. If you add these in the initial baking they will dissolve into the dish.

  8. It is ready to serve! Enjoy this time with loved ones!

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