Grandma's Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Yams

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is an EASY recipe that my grandmother used to make. This is one of my favorites of hers. I don't like sweet potatoes, but I love these. I got the recipe from a friend of hers (she has passed) and decided to share. It's delicious and a sweet treat.


  1. Boil sweet potatoes until fork tender. Allow to cool. Peel the sweet potatoes and slice into 1" slices.
  2. In a bowl, stir together karo syrup, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.
  3. Arrange sweet potato slices in 11"x14" casserole dish.
  4. Pour mixture over potatoes.
  5. Slice margarine into slices and arrange on the top.
  6. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove and mix the slices around. Put back in oven for 10-20 minute Serve hot.
Most Helpful

5 5

I can't believe that I never reviewed this recipe. It is the best! I have been using this recipe for a couple of years now. I have never changed the ingredients. Why mess with perfection:) Good recipe Lovin2cook

5 5

I didn't know what karo was, so used maple syrup. I also was afraid it might get too sweet so sprinkled some smoked paprika at the very end. This was a delicious recipe!

5 5

This is how everyone should make their yams. I don't even like to call them yams because I've never cared for them alot. These are soooooooo much better than those canned things!