I know there are a few busy moms who check in on this blog from time to time. I have been trying several new recipes lately, and when I find a good one, I'll pass it on! This ham and sweet potatoes recipe was incredibly quick and easy to make. Al devoured his portion. I have a cold right now and not much appetite, so I left at least half of mine, which Al polished off. I guess that's a sure sign that this recipe goes in the permanent file!
Quick and Easy Ham with Sweet Potatoes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Yields: 2 servings
2 ham steaks
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (15 oz) can sweet potatoes, drained
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Tear off two large sheets of aluminum foil. Place one ham slice onto each piece of foil, and sprinkle brown sugar on both sides. Spread a little bit of the crushed pineapple over the ham, then top with sweet potatoes. Sprinkle a little bit more brown sugar and pineapple over the sweet potatoes. Close the aluminum foil tightly around the ham, and place on a baking sheet.
3. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from the oven, and carefully open the packets. Sprinkle miniature marshmallows over the top, and return to the oven with the foil open. Bake for another 10 minutes. If you want the marshmallows really toasty, you could brown them under the broiler for a couple of minutes. You will end up with a sweet, juicy ham dish and very few dishes to wash.
Note: I just baked them for 30 minutes and then we ate them. I totally omitted the marshmallow part, and they were still delicious. And the cleanup was, indeed, very quick and easy (a wonderful bonus).
Let me know if you try this and how it turns out for you!