Savory Scalloped Sweet Potatoes – Layers of sweet potatoes topped with a creamy rosemary sauce and cheddar and gruyere cheese. The perfect flavorful side dish recipe that everyone will love!
If you’re a big fan of all things potato like me, then you will love these savory sweet potatoes. They are cheesy, creamy and are such a flavorful side dish that everyone will love. Cheesy potatoes, creamy mashed potatoes and twice baked potatoes are always crowd favorites as well!
Savory sweet potato casserole
Whenever I’m asked to bring a sweet potato side dish, it’s usually this sweet potato casserole with marshmallows or these scalloped sweet potatoes. I LOVE both of them, but sometimes I’m just more in the mood for something savory and other times something sweet. So if you’re bringing the sweet potatoes to Thanksgiving this year and you’re not a fan of the traditional sweet potato casserole, give these scalloped sweet potatoes a try instead!
These savory scalloped sweet potatoes are different from my classic cheesy scalloped potatoes and have a rosemary cream sauce topped off with cheddar and gruyere cheese. The gruyere (which is a little sweet and salty) really adds the perfect flavor. So comforting and delicious. Yum!
Sweet potato au gratin
What’s the difference between scalloped potatoes and potato au gratin you may wonder? Not much. Technically scalloped potatoes are only baked in the cream sauce (without the cheese on top). Then the potato au gratin has the extra cheese on top. So if you wanted to go with a traditional scalloped sweet potatoes recipe, you could leave the extra cheese off the top. I think it’s just easier to call them scalloped sweet potatoes though!
Scalloped sweet potatoes with bacon
Now if you really want to take these sweet potatoes up a notch, try adding crumbled bacon to the top. I actually used a maple bacon the last time I made these and they were SO delicious. I love the extra crunch and flavor it gives to this side dish. All you need to do is cook 4 slices of bacon in a pan over medium heat and then crumble it once cooked and cooled. When the scalloped sweet potatoes are cooked through and out of the oven, just sprinkle the bacon on top. So so yummy!
Scalloped Sweet Potato Recipe
- 2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3 small, washed and peeled)
- 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 3/4 cup grated gruyere cheese (could sub with swiss cheese)
- 3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 2-3 teaspoons fresh rosemary (1-2 sprigs, finely chopped)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Optional: 1/4 cup bacon crumbles
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Butter a 9x9" pan and set aside.
- Combine the garlic, cream and fresh rosemary in a small saucepan over medium heat. Salt and pepper to taste. I added about 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Simmer for a couple minutes. Add in 1/4 cup of the gruyere and 1/4 cup of the cheddar and stir until melted.
- Slice the sweet potatoes into thin circles and place in the pan in a row, overlapping a little. Sprinkle about 1/2 of the cheese over top. Then add another layer of potatoes and cheese.
- Pour the cream over top and then bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Top with bacon if desired.
- If you like onions, you can add 1/2 cup chopped onion in with the garlic and cream.
- If you want to take these sweet potatoes up a notch, add bacon to the top. All you need to do is cook 4 slices of bacon in a pan over medium heat and then crumble it once cooked and cooled. Then once the scalloped sweet potatoes are cooked you can sprinkle the bacon on top.
Recipe adapted from a previous guest post by Everyday Adventures.