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How to Cook Canned Yams on the Stove

A simple recipe for cooking canned Yams
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Canned yams, canned sweet potatoes, yams
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 200kcal


  • 2 Tbs real butter
  • 1 15 oz can of yams drained
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbs heaping brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • Pinch cayenne optional
  • Pinch of pepper


  • In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter in the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the canned yams, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, salt, lemon juice, cayenne and pepper.
  • Stir gently and continue to heat until heated through stirring frequently (5-7 minutes).


Simple canned yam recipe.  See the tips and tricks section on the website.


Calories: 200kcal