A classic Thanksgiving dish with a twist: Roasted Yams w/ Smoked Paprika

This year is a very special Thanksgiving for us, we are having over 25+ US Military Service Members in our house who do not have a Family to spend it with.  Thinking about my menu, I decided that instead of my usual red roasted potatoes, I was going to try something different for them,
“Roasted red yams with smoked paprika”
It is as delicious as it sounds!!

Here is the recipe:

makes approx. 6 servings

2 medium-large (approx. 3 pnds) red yams “Red Garnet,”
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil

  1. Pre heat oven to 425 degrees
  2. line your baking sheets with silicone liner or parchment paper.
  3. Cut all the yams to approx. dice sized squares
  4. in a mixing bowl, toss yams, oil, and smoked paprika.
  5. spread the yams evenly on your baking sheets and bake for 10 mins.
  6. using a spatula, carefully flip your yams and bake for approx. 8-10 mins more (depending on your oven)
  7. Enjoy tender baked yams, while the outside is deliciously caramelized.

Serve as a side dish with your Thanksgiving dinner or any night of the week.
Your Family will thank you!
P.S. You can also add a little bit of rosemary for an even more intense flavor!

Do you have any special meals or dishes you love to create around special occasions?