Roasted Yams with Pecans

Dec 21, 2021, 11:00:00 AM

This holiday side dish is delicious! The combination of the soft yams and crunchy pecans is wonderful and easy to make.

  • olive oil
  • 2-3 yams, peeled and diced in 1 inch pieces
  • Sea salt and cracked pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp pecans
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp butter, melted
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a baking tray with tin foil then coat with cooking spray.
  3. Place the diced yam on the baking sheet then drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  4. Roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until yam is fork tender.
  5. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray. Pour the roasted yam into the baking dish followed by pecans.
  6. Mix the melted butter and maple syrup together then drizzle on top of the yam mixture, toss to coat.
  7. Cover with tin foil and bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove the foil and continue baking for 5 minutes.
  9. Taste and drizzle with more syrup if needed.
  10. Serve immediately. Enjoy.