Scalloped Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 4 reviews

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes are one of the best side dishes to have during the holiday season. The potatoes are thinly sliced and soaked in the creamiest garlic buttery sauce and loaded with cheese. 

This classic Thanksgiving dish is best to serve with Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham, Oven Roasted Turkey, or Cranberry Orange Chicken. For dessert, try our popular Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars to perfectly cap off the holiday dinner.

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Best Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

This Scalloped Sweet Potatoes recipe can easily satisfy the whole family. This dish is very simple and easy to make which is really perfect especially during holiday preparations when schedules are quite hectic.

Whether it is for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just a weekend dinner, this side dish is totally a winner. It is a favorite of mine because it never fails to please everyone, and is very delicious!

Cheese and spuds are already such a bomb combination and this recipe just takes it to the next level by baking it with a generous amount of milk and sautéed herbs. Loaded with three types of cheese, this dish is extraordinarily savory and mouthwatering.

I love baking it and sharing it with my neighbors and friends. That is why I am also sharing this recipe with you and I hope you have a good time making and eating it as much as I did.

scalloped sweet potatoes ingredients

What are scalloped potatoes?

The word scalloped is the method in which the spuds are so thinly sliced and layered. They are baked in the oven until the top turns golden brown.

How to make Cheesy Scalloped Sweet Potatoes?

  1. Scallop: Cut your spuds thinly and evenly. 
  2. Make the cheese mixture: In a pan on low to medium heat, sauté butter and garlic before adding in flour. Afterward, toss in a generous amount of parmesan, milk, cream, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, and rosemary. Leave to a soft boil and let it cool afterward before adding shredded cheese and stir.
  3. Prepare the casserole: In a deep pan, layer the thinly sliced rounds. Then, add in your creamy cheese mixture, and cover with foil.
  4. Bake: Next, bake the casserole at 400F for 30 minutes. To get that golden brown top, take off the foil after the first bake and broil for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Serve: Top it off with chopped fresh rosemary and then serve.

steps how to make scalloped sweet potatoes

Creamy Scalloped Sweet Potatoes Variations:

  • Swap the potatoes: Feel free to substitute the sweet potatoes with other purple types, as well as Russet. Also, Yukon gold variety works great if you are looking for a slightly crunchier bite.
  • Use other cheeses: If you don’t like the sticky texture of mozzarella, you can instead use Gruyere cheese, cream cheese, or just increase the amount of cheddar or parmesan.
  • Make it dairy-free: For a dairy-free version, use dairy-free butter and milk. Also, you can substitute thick coconut milk for the cream, and vegan butter for regular butter. 
  • Garnish with other herbs: Use fresh thyme instead of rosemary for garnish. You can also add dried breadcrumbs after the first bake for a crunchy top.

What kind of cheese is best to use? 

For a creamy and cheese texture, I like to use a combination of three kinds of cheese, such as Parmesan, cheddar, and mozzarella cheese. However, you can use any type you like or have on hand. 

Colby Jack, Monterey Jack, or Mexican Four cheese will work just as fine.

cheesy scalloped sweet potatoes

How to choose sweet potatoes?

The rule of thumb is to always feel the skin if it is smooth and has an even and deep color. Avoid those with bruises or cracks. As for the size, this dish is best using small to medium-sized ones.

How do I slice potatoes uniformly?

For convenience, a mandoline slicer is one of the easiest ways to get them evenly and thinly sliced. However, if you are going to use a knife, just make sure to sharpen it out before use. A sharp knife is the best way to prevent uneven slices.

Can I make Scalloped Sweet Potatoes ahead?

Absolutely! The beauty of this dish is that you can easily prepare everything and cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. The next day simply pop them in the oven and bake it. This will save a lot of time during the busy holiday feast.

Plate of scalloped sweet potatoes

Storing instructions:

Keep the dish in the fridge with a foil cover for up to 4 days. To make it last for up to 2 weeks, use wax paper to cover the casserole before putting it in the freezer.

More sweet potatoes dishes:

Sweet spuds are easily one of the most versatile ingredients in your kitchen and can be used for soups, meals, and desserts. They are always popular during Thanksgiving and Christmas time, and a full of healthy nutrients and vitamins.

Learn how to utilize this ingredient using these delicious recipes:

scalloped sweet potatoes topped with rosemary

Recipe Tips

  • You can add slices of bacon, chives, parsley, ham, brown sugar, and pork rind to increase protein content.
  • Also, feel free to use coconut flour to make it low-carb and keto-friendly.
  • Fresh herbs, not dried, will give it a more vibrant flavor.
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5 from 4 reviews
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Total time: 1 hr 10 mins

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Calories: 430 Carbohydrates: 60 Protein: 21 Fat: 12 Saturated Fat: 8 Cholesterol: 37 Sodium: 1023 Potassium: 1050 Fiber: 8 Sugar: 16 Vitamin A: 38120 Vitamin C: 6 Calcium: 540 Iron: 2
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Robin rue

No one in my house likes sweet potatoes, but we do love scalloped regular potatoes. SO yummy.

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Ben

That looks so good! I love scalloped potatoes. I don't know why I never thought to make them with sweet potatoes before. I can't wait to try this.

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Heather

These look perfect for the holidays. Love sweet potatoes and can't wait to make.

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Louisa

You just gave me a recipe to adopt for Thanksgiving. This looks really delicious and I hope my family will love it too

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Kita Bryant

Wow that looks perfect. I would really enjoy making some of this.

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Janeane Davis

I have never made scalloped potatoes with sweet potatoes before. This seems like a great idea to try.

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MELANIE EDJOURIAN

This sounds delicious. I love cheesy dishes and have never tried combining sweet potatoes with cheese. Combining 3 kinds of cheese sounds great to me!!!

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Lynndee

We love scalloped potatoes with our steaks. I don't think we have tried the scalloped sweet potatoes, though. I must make this. Bet it's good.

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Mama Ash

Looks delicious! Sweet Potato is definitely something I don't eat enough of. With Fall around the corner, I'll get back at it. I do like them.

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bohemian babushka

The versatility of sweet potatoes! What wonderful recipes you share; gracias.

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Maysz

Wow this is looks delicious and it makes me feel hungry This is one of the best Sweet Potato I can't wait to try this recipe Thanks to this!

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chei

Oh this sweet potatoes looks so delicious! I would try this out next weekend. Thank you for sharing.

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