Recipes Using Yams

Despite the confusion yams vs. sweet potatoes, most of these root vegetables found at the grocery are in fact sweet potatoes. These tasty vegetables can be used in many sweet and savory dishes. The yam is more easily found in ethnic markets and is often used in African and Asian dishes. In general, they can be substituted without much change to the recipe.


  • 3 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. grated orange peel
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3 lbs. yams, cooked, drained and mashed
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup pecans
  • 6 Tbsp. melted butter


Beat eggs, brown sugar, orange peel, salt and nutmeg. Add yams, milk, pecans and butter. Pour into a slightly oiled casserole dish and bake 50 minutes at 350 degrees F. Top with pecans or marshmallows, if desired, for the last 15 minutes or baking.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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