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Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Easy recipe for the BEST Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Thinly sliced potatoes in the creamiest garlic buttery sauce and loaded with cheese. This Sweet Potato Gratin is a wonderful twist on classic scalloped potatoes.

We love classic sweet potato recipes like Creamy Sweet Potatoe Casserole, the silky smooth Sweet Potato Soup and of course Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon. I hope this Scalloped Sweet Potato Recipe becomes a new favorite for your holiday menu.

Scalloped sweet potatoes in a casserole dish with cheese and a spoon.

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Hey, hey. Valentina with Valentina’s Corner sharing our favorite Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe.

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes:

Thinly sliced sweet potatoes baked in a creamy garlic and butter sauce and loaded with cheese. The savory cream balances the sweetness of the potatoes and enhances all the natural flavors. Even the picky eaters will enjoy the casserole.

The sweet potatoes are not only delicious, but the dish is so gorgeous to serve for the Holidays, especially Thanksgiving or Christmas. It’s totally a winner.

Stacked scalloped potatoes in a dish with a creamy sauce.

How to Make Scalloped Sweet Potatoes:

A scalloped potato casserole always makes the best kind of side dish, especially for parties or holidays. The prep time is minimal and the results are phenomenal.

1. Slice potatoes:

Thinly slice potatoes to about 1/8” in thickness. Add the potatoes to a bowl and cover with cold water. We highly recommend using a mandolin slicer for even pieces, allowing the potatoes to bake evenly.

2. Prepare the cream:

In a skillet or saucepan, sauté the butter and garlic until fragrant. Vigorously whisk in the flour until combined. Stir in the milk, cream, and Parmesan cheese. Bring mixture to a soft boil and remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cooled, stir in the shredded cheese. TIP: You don’t want to add the shredded cheese to the cream while it’s still hot.

Step by step photo collage how to make cream for scalloped potatoes.

3. Assemble the Sweet Potato Casserole:

Drain the potatoes, pat dry and arrange in a baking dish. You can either stack them in rows as we did or they may be laid flat in a casserole dish. TIP: If the potatoes will be baked flat, mix the potatoes with the cream and cheeses before adding to the baking dish then transferred to the dish and spread out evenly.

Add the shredded cheese to the milk mixture and mix to combine (reserving ½ cup for the top of the dish). Pour the cheesy milk mixture over the sweet potatoes and spread evenly. Top with remaining cheese.

Cover baking dish tightly with foil and bake until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook another 8-10 minutes, or until cream starts to bubble and cheese melts.

Step by step collage how to arrange scalloped potatoes in a baking dish.

TIPS for Making Scalloped Sweet Potatoes:

Can I add Toppings to the Casserole? Yes, definitely. Bacon pieces, brown sugar or even a pecan and brown sugar crumble may all be added to the dish.

Can I freeze Scalloped Potatoes? No, I would not recommend freezing the casserole. Neither the potatoes nor the sauce would do well once thawed.

Can I substitute the sweet potatoes? Though the sweet potatoes work best with this cream, Yukon Gold potatoes will be a great substitute.

Is the casserole sweet? We kept the salt to a minimum in the recipe, allowing the sweet potatoes to keep their natural sweetness. If you want more of a savory dish, add more salt, to taste. You can also add any favorite seasonings to the cream such as thyme or rosemary.

How long do I bake Scalloped Potatoes? The thickness of the slices will impact the baking time. Be sure to slice sweet potatoes very thinly. A mandolin slicer helps. All ovens are different as well, test readiness with a knife. The potatoes should pierce easily when done.

What kind of cheese do I use? We used Colby Jack but you can use your favorite cheese or combination of cheeses. Monterey Jack or Mexican Four cheese will all work.

Stacked scalloped sweet potatoes in a casserole dish topped herbs.

This scalloped sweet potato casserole is sure to become a favorite! When you have such a great combination of ingredients, what’s not to love?

More Holiday-Worthy Casseroles:

These casseroles are elegant and timeless on the holiday table. They are so easy to serve right out of the casserole dish.

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes in casserole dish with serving spoon

Easy Scalloped Sweet Potatoes Recipe. Thinly slices potatoes in a garlic and buttery cream loaded with cheese.

Author: Valentina Ablaev
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $5-$7
Keyword: scalloped sweet potatoes
Calories: 465 kcal
Servings: 8 as a side dish

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs sweet potatoes sliced
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups Colby Jack cheese shredded

Instructions

  1. Peel and finely slice the sweet potatoes into very thin rounds.

  2. In a saucepan, sauté butter and garlic until fragrant. Whisk in the flour until combined.

  3. Add the Parmesan cheese, milk, cream and seasonings, bring to a soft boil. Remove from heat and allow the cream to cool. Once cooled, stir in the shredded cheese.

  4. In a casserole dish, arrange the potato slices in rows and pour cheese mixture over the sweet potato slices.

  5. Cover with foil and bake at 400°F for 30-35 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 8-10 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 465 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 673mg29%
Potassium 689mg20%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 25147IU503%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 381mg38%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Valentina Ablaev

I am Valentina, the creator behind the food blog Valentina’s Corner where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 5 children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  • Sean
    December 1, 2019

    I made this for my wife. Suffered the top of my ring finger on the mandolin because sweet potatoes are tough and a holes if you ask me now. But man was this good. She loved it, father in law, girlfriend of my oldest, yeah this rocks. Also made turkey and mashed from site. Natasha, you just got voted above Giada and her giant uh, well, your talents cooking are second to none. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 2, 2019

      I’m sorry to hear about your finger! I’m so glad your family enjoyed this recipe, Sean! Reply

  • Karin
    November 27, 2019

    Hello Natasha, Can I assemble this cassorle in the morning, place in frige and bake when I’m ready?

    By the way, I have your Apple Pie in the oven right now and it smells amazing! Reply

    • Natasha
      November 27, 2019

      Hi Karin, I haven’t tried that but I would suggest assembling and baking right away or the potatoes may discolor and might release some liquid with the seasoning being on them overnight. Reply

  • Brenda
    November 14, 2019

    Have you ever mixed this with russet or golden potatoes? Reply

    • Natasha
      November 15, 2019

      Hi Brenda, I haven’t tried that but it might be a good idea. The trick would be to check that they are both fully cooked through. Reply

  • Suzy
    November 12, 2019

    This looks so delicious! I really love how you used sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes! Going to give this a try! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 13, 2019

      I hope you love this recipe, Suzy! Thank you for that great review. Reply

  • Katerina @ diethood .com
    November 12, 2019

    Such a fantastic side dish!! Perfect for the holidays!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 12, 2019

      So perfect for the holidays! Thank you for that awesome review, Katerina! Reply

  • Kristyn
    November 12, 2019

    The best side dish ever!! Love scalloped potatoes & sweet potatoes, so combining the two is a delicious idea. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 12, 2019

      Thank you for that awesome feedback, Kristyn! Reply

  • Anna
    November 12, 2019

    Possibly my favorite sweet potato dish! It’s delicious! Reply

    • Natasha
      November 12, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that Anna! thank you for sharing that with us. Reply

  • Melissa
    November 12, 2019

    Wonderful recipe – my family just went crazy for them! Reply

    • Natasha
      November 12, 2019

      Hi Melissa, I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your amazing review! Reply

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