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 Classic Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars to perfectly cap off the holiday dinner.
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.
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.
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?
- Scallop: Cut your spuds thinly and evenly.
- 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.
- Prepare the casserole: In a deep pan, layer the thinly sliced rounds. Then, add in your creamy cheese mixture, and cover with foil.
- 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.
- Serve: Top it off with chopped fresh rosemary and then serve.
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.
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.
How to store Scalloped Sweet Potatoes?
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:
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet Potatoe Casserole
- Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Cheesecake Bars
- Sweet Potato Bread
Scalloped sweet potatoes 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.
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
- 3 or 3 ½ lbs sweet potatoes (peeled and very thinly sliced)
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon fresh rosemary (finely chopped)
- 1 cup cheddar cheese (freshly grated)
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese (freshly grated)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Peel and slice the sweet into very thin rounds. You can use a mandoline slicer to do this.
- In a saucepan, over medium heat, sauté butter and garlic until fragrant. Add the flour and whisk in until combined.
- Add the Parmesan cheese, milk, cream, salt, pepper, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, chopped fresh rosemary, stir and bring the mixture to a soft boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool a bit.
- Once cooled, stir in the shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
- Arrange the thinly sliced sweet potatoes in a row or in circles In a casserole dish, and pour the cheese mixture on top evenly.
- Cover with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Remove foil and bake for an additional 8 to 10 minutes.
- Garnish with fresh rosemary and serve warm.