Island Yam Bake Recipe -
Island Yam Bake Recipe

Island Yam Bake

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"Yams or sweet potatoes are popular Hawaiian island fare, made more festive for luaus and other celebrations with the addition of typical, homegrown Hawaiian flavors."

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Place yams into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  3. Return yams to the cooking pot, and mash with juice until smooth. Pack mashed yams into a 3 quart casserole dish, dot with butter, then sprinkle with brown sugar and nuts. Loosely cover with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until hot and bubbly, 35 to 40 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 18, 2008

This recipe is recommended. I added a pinch of cinnamon. My family liked it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 23, 2008

it was ok - I had a laua and had these....prob won't make them again but they did serve it's purpose


10 Ratings

Feb 11, 2009

We had a Hawaiian themed dinner. This was good for the theme, but I prefer traditional sweet potatoes. I don't care for macademia nuts, but in this dish, it was pretty good.

Dec 21, 2008

I liked it! I added some leftover coconut milk (about 1/2 cup)and mixed it with the pineapple juice instead of orange juice. I also added cinnamon. I prefer it over the traditional marshmallow yam casserole.

Oct 23, 2007

It wasn't great, it wasn't bad. - average flavor

Jul 22, 2012

This is really good. I used 1/2 cup pineapple juice and 1/2 cup coconut milk. I also always use the stick blender to blend sweet potatoes/yams to smooth them out. This is divine.

Nov 17, 2012

I made this for our early Thanksgiving today and it was really good! I would probably up the brown sugar and lower the OJ blend next time but it was very tasty. I used canned sweet potatos (shh...).

Jan 01, 2015

I made this for the requested yam dish at Thanksgiving. This was simple and light. I'd make it again.


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  • Calories
  • 321 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58.1 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 6.5 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 41 mg
  • 2%

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

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