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Baked Yams

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Baked Yams


Baked yams are a great way to get your family and friends – even the kiddos – to eat more veggies!!! And if that wasn’t enough of an excuse to make up a batch tonight, they make for excellent leftovers when mashed with butter!

Yield: 6 servings

Oven: 400ºF

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour + 15 minutes

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6 yams, ends trimmed, long slit lengthways across the top – see kitchen method

olive oil, as needed

kosher salt, as needed

freshly ground black pepper, as needed


1.   In a small baking dish lined with parchment paper, add yams. Using a pairing knife knife, make a long slit lengthways across the top of each yam. Using a fork, prick the yam all over. Generously coat each with olive oil, salt and pepper.  

2.   Place in preheated 400ºF oven and bake until soft when squeezed with your hands, approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

3.   Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.

4.   Best served hot with butter.


Kitchen Note: Be mindful that depending on the size of yams, cooking times may vary. The same method above can also be used for sweet potatoes.