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Glazed Yams with Marshmallows, Gluten-Free

Gluten-Free Glazed Yams with Marshmallows

Gluten-Free Glazed Yams with Marshmallows


These glazed yams with marshmallows are a must-have along with turkey, gravy, dressing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.  There is no reason why any of these need any gluten in them, so check the ingredients lists or contact the manufacturers, and start cooking!

Looking to make your own marshmallows?  We have a great recipe for how to make marshmallows, complete with instructions and pictures. If you have kids, they’ll love it!  Not just kids, though — my husband loves it!


Glazed Yams with Marshmallows, Gluten-Free

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Makes 4 – 8 servings


  • 3 medium Yams, 1.75 lbs. (or, for simplicity and speed, use a 13-oz. can of vacuum-packed Yams)
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon Margarine (or casein-free Earth Balance)
  • 1/4 cup Water, or pineapple juice
  • 5 Ounces Marshmallows, large (half a package) — be sure to check the ingredients list for gluten


Earlier in the day, cook the yams until fork tender.

Let cool; peel. Cut in 1/2-inch slices. (Or, for simplicity, use canned, vacuum-packed yams. Under all that marshmallow, who can tell?)

Arrange in greased 8x8x2″ baking dish.

Combine brown sugar and remaining ingredients except for marshmallows in saucepan.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it boils; boil one minute, still stirring, or until thickened and bubbly.

Pour over yams.

Bake 20 to 30 minutes.

Last 5 minutes, top with marshmallows.

Bake until marshmallows are golden. Watch carefully since they’ll brown fast.


This gluten-free yams with marshmallows recipe is a dish that didn’t have to change at all to convert to gluten-free living. It was already that way.


In case you’re wondering, yams and sweet potatoes are interchangeable terms in the U.S.  In some other parts of the world a yam is much larger and different vegetable, but apparently those are not available in most U.S. supermarkets.


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