Quick and Easy Ham with Sweet Potatoes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick and Easy Ham with Sweet Potatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Quick and Easy Ham with Sweet Potatoes

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"I love to eat ham and sweet potatoes all year round. I came up with this easy ham and sweet potato dish that also makes clean up a breeze. Serve with a vegetable and/or side salad and rolls and you will have a complete, satisfying meal."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Tear off two large sheets of aluminum foil. Place one ham slice onto each piece of foil, and sprinkle brown sugar on both sides. Spread a little bit of the crushed pineapple over the ham, then top with sweet potatoes. Sprinkle a little bit more brown sugar and pineapple over the sweet potatoes. Close the aluminum foil tightly around the ham, and place on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from the oven, and carefully open the packets. Sprinkle miniature marshmallows over the top, and return to the oven with the foil open. Bake for another 10 minutes. If you want the marshmallows really toasty, you could brown them under the broiler for a couple of minutes. You will end up with a sweet, juicy ham dish and very few dishes to wash.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 13, 2006

Before sprinkling the ham w/ brown sugar, brush on some Dijon or grainy mustard on both sides, then continue on with the rest of the recipe...Adds a little extra "kick"

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 28, 2009

I hate to be one of the only ones that didn't care for this recipe...but we just didn't like it that much. Everyone ate it, but I think it needs some tweaking in my opinion to make it work for us. I made the recipe as it was written, and now I know it could use a bit of help. I used a ham steak, canned sweet potatoes-drained, and crushed pineapple-drained, all of which created too much liquid (as well as the other recipe ingredients). Possibly, the problem was the ham I used, so if I make this again it will be with either leftover ham or deli ham, not a ham steak. The ham would need to be cooked first to release the liquid/juices, the pineapple would be sliced, not crushed and it would have to be a bit less sugar as well (too sweet). I normally love the flavors of this dish, and I like the concept as well so I might give it another try with changes.

May 06, 2005

My family absolutely loved this meal. My 5 year old son, who is the pickiest eater on earth, wanted to have this again the next day. I added a sprinkle of chopped walnuts to my husband's and my "packet". This was one of the easiest and tastiest recipes I have ever found and not having to wash any pots or pans was a big plus. I will definitely be making this recipe at least twice a month. :-)

May 20, 2007

I remember making this over the campfire as a Girl Scout so it was fun to try it out again. My recollection is of chunk pineapple rather than crushed, so that's what I used and I liked it fine that way. I am not sure I'd like it with crushed. The packets are good cooked in the oven, on the barbecue or on the coals of a campfire (when you're out in the woods with no refrigeration you can substitute Spam for the ham, too.) I will be interested to try this with fresh sweet potatoes rather than canned, I think I will like the firmer texture.

Aug 29, 2006

i made this unique recipe with a pre-packaged center cut ham steak (about 1 1/4 lb.) then trimmed & cut it into two portions. i also pre-baked 3 slender sweet potatoes & cut them into thick slices instead of using the canned variety. the end result was both tasty & pretty, especially with the broiled marshmellow topping. one note: my finicky boyfriend remarked he could barely taste the pineapple but i thought the flavor combination was fine. thanks gloria!

Jul 27, 2005

I used this recipe and just made the ham part - no sweet potatoes, no marshmallows and it was VERY good. I did have to make a slight change though. I baked the foil packs for 30 minutes but DO NOT open the foil packs and cook an additional 10 minutes - your ham will be overcooked and tough.

Sep 04, 2006

My picky kids loved this meal! I made it, wrapped it in foil, and froze it(all except the marshmallows, because those are added later). I wasn't sure it would freeze well--I defrosted it, cooked it, and everything tasted fine. I used the prepackaged RAW ham steaks, and they did not dry out, they were perfect.

Apr 15, 2009

OMG!!! Why did I not think of this myself?? This was so good. I left out the pineapple because I forgot to buy it but it was so delicious anyway! I will try with the pineapple next time for sure although I am not sure it can get better! It was so easy! I used fresh sweet potatoes because they were on sale and I microwaved them for a few minutes so that I could get my knife through them and I just put a big slab of sweet potato on top of the ham and more brown sugar on top of that. I am sure it would be just as good with the canned ones but they weren't on sale that day (lol) If anyone tries the fresh ones remember to increase cooking time. Since its in the packet the ham was still tender and delicious even with the increased cooking time. I hate to review a recipe and say well I did this and that but I don't think the changes I made mattered much. It will be even quicker and easier the next time when I use the canned sweet potatoes and remember to buy the pineapple. I will definitely be making this again just as it is written. Thank you so much for a great recipe!!


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  • Calories
  • 511 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 110.5 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 2.5 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 13.3 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 859 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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