Friday, October 25, 2013

Recipe: Candied Sweet Potatoes

As we approach Thanksgiving, I've decided to showcase some of my absolute FAVORITE vegetarian side dishes. Since I don't eat turkey, I live on sides during the holidays... and I wouldn't have it any other way! Side dishes are the BEST, so I'll be posting one recipe a week until Thanksgiving to give ideas to my fellow vegetarians (or anyone with taste buds, really). 

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods on earth. I absolutely love them plain. They make a fantastic dinner all on their own. That said, during the fall, I LOVE jazzing them up a bit by using the canned kind (come on - it seems like a treat even if it isn't!) and adding lots of yummy toppings. This dish makes the perfect accompaniment to a Thanksgiving feast, or it works well for a dessert.

Ingredients Needed:
1 15 Ounce Can Yams (Drained)
1 Teaspoon Butter
2 Tablespoons Water
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
Handful (Vegetarian) Marshmallows (Whole Foods has gelatin free marshmallows)

The Recipe:
*Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
1. Melt butter in a skillet.
2. Add water, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
3. Heat two minutes - until bubbly
4. Add yams to a baking dish.
5. Spoon sauce from skillet over the top.
6. Bake for 15 minutes.
7. Add marshmallows to the top.
8. Bake for another 5 (or so) minutes - until marshmallows brown on top

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