Yam Casserole

Yam Casserole: A tasty healthy staple for Sunday lunch

Macaroni pie is a staple with Sunday lunch. But sometimes you may be looking for a change or you may have yam on hand and looking for something to do with it that the entire family will love. Here is an idea, try this Yam Casserole recipe.

Yam Casserole is quick, simple and most importantly healthy. Also, yam can be easily grown. If there should ever be a shortage of grain to make macaroni pie, you have the option to keep your Sunday lunch tradition alive with this yam casserole.

Yam Casserole for lunch

Estimated preparation time: 30 minutes

Estimated cook time: 30 minutes

Serving: 8

Making a Yam Casserole


5 pounds yam

1 cup evaporated milk

2 eggs (optional)

2 pounds cheese

Ā½ cup green seasonings (chadon beni, chives, celery, parsley, thyme)

1 small onion

2 cloves garlic

3 pimento peppers

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt (optional)

1 large carrot

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Boil yam with skin for 20 minutes.

Peel the yam and mash it with a potato masher.

Grate cheese on side of grater with large holes.

Dice green seasonings, onion, garlic and peppers.

Grate the carrot.

Add to mashed yam evaporated milk, eggs, Ā½ of the grated cheese, diced green seasonings, onion, garlic, carrot and peppers, sugar and salt.

Yam Casserole

Mix gently with pot spoon and turn into a baking dish.

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Yam Casserole before cheese

Spread evenly the rest of the cheese across the surface.

Yam Casserole two dishes ready to bake
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Bake at 250 degrees for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Yam Casserole

Let cool before serving.

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