Baked Yams

Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 1 hour 10 minutes


This is a favorite dish at The McDougall 10-Day Live-In Program and I always get requests for the recipe. It is simple to prepare and keeps well in the refrigerator for reheating later.


  • garnet yams (reddish skins and a deep orange flesh)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Scrub the yams and cut into large pieces (quarter the yams unless they are very large).

Place in a single layer in a dry baking dish, skin side down. Cover with parchment paper, then cover the baking dish with aluminum foil, crimping it over the sides to hold in the steam. Bake for 1 hour, 10 minutes.

Hint: These are delicious with the Peanut Dressing.