Thanksgiving just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a side of candied yams. Funny story though, most people actually use sweet potatoes opposed to yams for this dish (yes they are in fact, two different root vegetables). Vegetable nuances aside, this recipe for candied yams with caramel sauce is easy enough to throw together with just a few ingredients and comes out looking picture perfect with that classic toasted marshmallow layer you love. Give it a try at your Traeger'ed Thanksgiving this year.
Simple Candied Yams with Caramel Sauce
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
Serves: 6-8 people
Recommended Pellets: Apple, Pecan, Hickory, Oak
4 cups chopped sweet potato
1 (12 ounce) jar caramel topping
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup miniature marshmallows
Start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 325 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Place sweet potatoes in an 8x8 inch square baking dish. Pour caramel over potatoes. Sprinkle with sugar and dot with butter.
Bake on the preheated grill for 30 minutes, until potatoes are tender and mixture is bubbly.
Remove from oven and sprinkle marshmallows evenly over potatoes.
Return to oven until marshmallows are melted and browned, 5 to 10 minutes more.