Thanksgiving Yams


Mother's great yams were always a hit at Thanksgiving. In America, yams are actually a type of sweet potato. Gingersnap cookies and marshmallows make this dish a real treat.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 cups


  • 2 (29 ounce) cans sweet potatoes

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ (16 ounce) package gingersnap cookies

  • 1 (16 ounce) package miniature marshmallows


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix the sweet potatoes, butter and lemon juice. Break the gingersnap cookies into the mixture. Stirring occasionally, cook until thick, about 15 minutes.

  2. Cover the mixture with desired quantity of marshmallows. Remove from heat and cover 5 minutes, or until marshmallows have melted. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

344 Calories
5g Fat
73g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 344
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 184mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 26%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 36mg 182%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 440mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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