Splendidly Roasted Yams

By Fruits & Veggies - More Matters
Warm and slightly sweet, this side dish will impress your dinner guests as it melts in their mouths.

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  • Prep Time: 50 minutes

Side Dishes

Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1/2
Think Variety; Think Color: Yellow/Orange


2 medium yams (about 3 cups of cubes)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 seconds cooking oil spray
2 teaspoons sugar


Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Peel and cut 2 medium yams into 1 inch squares. Drizzle yams with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon stir in potatoes until evenly coated. Spray flat, shallow baking pan with cooking oil. Place potatoes on pan, sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sugar and bake for 40 minutes turning potatoes twice.

Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamin C and potassium, and a good source of fiber.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    172
  • Carbohydrates:    37g
  • Total Fat:    2.5g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0.2g
  • Dietary Fiber:    5g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    13%
  • Sodium:    10 mg
  • Protein:    2g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe was developed for Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) by Chef Mark Goodwin, CEC, CNC. This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.



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