Super Easy Roasted Blue Yams

Blue yams are an all-time favorite of mine. They’re sweet and tasty and I find they’re less starchy than other potatoes. Sweet potatoes and yams in general are loaded with the electrolyte potassium and vitamins A & C as well as manganese. These blue yams, due to their color, are a rich source of antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins that are anti-inflammatory. Enjoy these super easy, delicious yams as a part of a meal or for a snack on their own.


  • 4 blue yams, peeled and cut into ½” slices
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of sea salt
  • mixed, herbs and spices — I used dill, oregano, basil, garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 450 F (230 C).
  2. Wash and scrub yams, then dry and slice.
  3. Place sliced yams on a cookie sheet, and then add olive oil and herbs and spices.
  4. Massage the oil and spices evenly throughout the cut yams on the sheet.
  5. Place the cookie sheet in the oven, flip potatoes after 10-15 minutes and then do so again after another 10 minutes.
  6. Remove yams after about 30 minutes in the over, they should have a slightly golden brown color.
  7. Serve and enjoy.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4 - 6

Calories: 170

Fat: 7g

Trans Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 140mg

Carbohydrates: 26g

Fiber: 4g

Sugars: 5g

Protein: 2g