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Seasonal Side Dishes – Whipped Sweet Yams & Pecans

whipped sweet yams


One of the easiest ways to feed a large family on a budget is to buy food that is in season. Usually you’ll find these items are on sale or better priced than produce that has to be brought in. One of the keys to feeding my family a healthy diet is to make sure they get plenty of organic fruits and vegetables but that can also rack up at the grocery store so buying organic foods in season is also important to keep costs down.

My secret to perfect mashed potatoes is using a mixer. Making your own mashed potatoes, yams, etc. is as easy as boiling water! Boil the water, throw in your chunks, strain and then blend in your stand mixer or use a hand mixer. Perfectly smooth potatoes without all the waste!

Whipped Sweet Yams

  • 4 medium sized organic yams (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/4 cup organic sweet cream butter
  • 1/2 cup raw brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • Nutmeg for garnish


  1. Boil your yams until soft and tender.
  2. Toss in your stand mixer bowl, or bowl for hand mixer.
  3. Add your brown sugar and butter.
  4. Blend on medium until smooth.
  5. Add pecans  and a light sprinkle of Nutmeg and serve warm!


  1. ellen beck on December 15, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    We love yams and eat them all year especially during the winter. They are so good for you and this recipe looks delicious!

  2. Brianna Starr on October 22, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    This looks so good. I will be making this very soon.

  3. Richard Hicks on October 17, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I love yams, and the pecans on this make it just perfect!

  4. Betty Baez on October 15, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Looks good! I have to try it maybe the kids will actually start to like yams crossing my fingers!

  5. Maria Iemma on October 15, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Peans and jams are my mother’s favorites at Thanksgiving. I am going to try your recipe before the holiday to make sure I do not make any mistakes — this way I get to eat it twice!

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  7. courtney b on October 14, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    yum this is perfect for thanksgiving. I can only imagine how delicious things are at your house on that day ! !

  8. Patty White on October 14, 2013 at 9:08 am

    These look amazing!!! Yams are my favorite think at Thanksgiving and I’m always looking for new recipes!! Thanks!

  9. Linda Meyers-Gabbard on October 14, 2013 at 6:41 am

    I am so looking forward to Thanksgiving. I’m gonna try the pecans in the yams this year. It sounds Awesome.

  10. mrsshukra on October 13, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    I would like to try and make this for or yearly Thanksgiving gathering!

  11. judy gardner on October 13, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    this would be great to fix for Thanksgiving instead of the usual candied yams!