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Baked yams in a serving dish

Roasted Yams

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A very simple recipe for roasted yams with maple and pecans that is easy to make and takes 5 minutes of hands on time before going into the oven to bake.


  • 3 medium yams (1 pound), sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 23 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup pecans


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 F
  2. Slice yams into ¼-inch thin rounds.
  3. Toss with olive oil  just enough that all sides are coated. Season with salt and pepper, toss again,
  4. Lay them out on a parchment lined sheet pan, mostly in one layer. A little overlap is fine, but do not crowd too much.
  5. Bake 20 minutes.
  6. Mix the pecans with the maple syrup with a pinch of salt and pepper and set aside.
  7. After 20 minutes, scatter with pecans/maple mix, gently mix all and then return to the oven for 10 more minutes, or until edges begin to caramelize and yams are tender.
  8. Place on a platter or baking dish, cover loosely with foil and keep warm until serving.


Roasted yams will keep up to 4 days in the fridge and can be reheated.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 329
  • Sugar: 7.3 g
  • Sodium: 305.5 mg
  • Fat: 13.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.8 g
  • Fiber: 7.6 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg