Roasted Yam Halves

Halving the yams before roasting greatly reduces the cooking time and gives them a nice golden crust.

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  • Servings: 4
Roasted Yam Halves

Photography: Beatriz Da Costa

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February Winter 2004


  • 2 yams or sweet potatoes (about 1 pound each)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Halve yams, and place, cut side up, in a shallow baking dish just large enough to hold them in a single layer. Drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until golden brown and very tender, 35 to 45 minutes.


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