This Thanksgiving, Try This Sweet and Salty Side Dish – Clarksville Online

Clarksville, TN – Here’s a delicious spin on an old favorite: scalloped, creamy, cheesy sweet potatoes, an easy-to-make casserole that will wow everyone at the table.

High in fiber and loaded with vitamins and minerals, sweet potatoes add just a hint of sweetness to this rich and flavorful dish.


Serve it alongside your Easter ham, Thanksgiving turkey, or store-bought roast chicken on an old Wednesday night. Deliciously indulgent, this will be your new favorite side dish.

Creamy, Cheesy, Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

For 8 to 10 people

  • 1½ pounds each orange-fleshed and yellow/white-fleshed sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ¼-inch-thick slices, divided
  • 2 cups grated Gruyere cheese, divided
  • 2½ cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic and onion powder

Preheat oven to 400°F. Oil a 9×13-inch baking dish or 2 ½ to 3-quart casserole dish. Spread half of the sweet potatoes in the dish, mixing the colors. Sprinkle with half the cheese. Add the remaining sweet potatoes and set aside.

Over medium-high heat, combine the cream with the herbs and spices in a small saucepan. Cook until bubbles appear around the edges of the pan. Pour the cream mixture over the sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, cover loosely and bake until almost tender, about 45 minutes.

Uncover and continue cooking until tender, about 15 minutes.

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