Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

These Scalloped Sweet Potatoes make a great side dish for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Easy to make and ready in 1 hour.

scalloped sweet potatoes

For Christmas dinner this year I wanted to make something besides my Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole. Not because it’s not good, I just like to mix things up. This Scalloped Sweet Potatoes dish is exactly what I was looking for.

scalloped sweet potatoes

As often as I can, I try to use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes as they are a rich source of fiber as well as iron and calcium and a good source of B vitamins and vitamin C.

potatoes in pan on red tablecloth

There are basically two main differences between the two potato dishes. Potatoes au gratin uses grated/shredded cheese while Scalloped potatoes typically do not. Secondly, scalloped potato slices tend to be thicker than au gratin.

potatoes in pan

To make this recipe as easy as possible to make, I recommend you use a mandolin to slice the sweet potatoes once they are peeled.

You can use a knife if you want but you need to try and keep all the slices to about 1/8 inch thick so they cook evenly.

scalloped sweet potatoes

You will need the following ingredients to make this Scalloped Sweet Potatoes recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Heavy Cream, Light Brown Sugar, Vanilla Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, Sweet Potatoes and Salt & Pepper.

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, light brown sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg until smooth.
  3. In a 10-inch square baking dish, arrange an even layer of sweet potatoes. Drizzle with a few tablespoons of the cream mixture and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Repeat with the remaining potatoes and cream, seasoning with salt and pepper to form 8 to 10 layers. Press down on the layers to totally submerge the sweet potatoes in the cream mixture.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking until the cream has been absorbed, the potatoes are cooked through, and the top is browned, 30 to 45 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and let rest for 15 minutes before serving.

Printable Recipe Card

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

These Scalloped Sweet Potatoes make a great side dish for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Easy to make and ready in 1 hour.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Rest Time 15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 454 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Baking Dish

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ¼ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 5 medium Sweet Potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, light brown sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg until smooth.
  • In a 10-inch square baking dish, arrange an even layer of sweet potatoes. Drizzle with a few tablespoons of the cream mixture and season with salt and pepper.
  • Repeat with the remaining potatoes and cream, seasoning with salt and pepper to form 8 to 10 layers. Press down on the layers to totally submerge the sweet potatoes in the cream mixture.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking until the cream has been absorbed, the potatoes are cooked through, and the top is browned, 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 454kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 5gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 135mgPotassium: 694mgFiber: 6gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 27885IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Marie says:

    If you like Scalloped Sweet Potatoes then this recipe is a must try. The heavy cream and cinnamon makes this recipe delicious.

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