These Cheesy Bacon Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Herb Sauce is totally divine! This is a perfect side dish to make Thanksgiving or any meal uphold the tradition of sweet potatoes. What totally throws this recipe into the running for one of the BEST sweet potato recipes ever is the addition of the AMAZING Herb Cream Sauce. This gives a perfect consistency to the dish.
On top of deliciously creamy and cheesy scalloped sweet potatoes, the bacon pieces add a great flavor to the potatoes. Don’t skip out on the delicious seasonings! These give the meal a savory taste that will make this recipe a hit at your Thanksgiving dinner or anytime.
Forget the traditional sweet potato recipes and try this recipe for a unique and tasty dish you will love.
Cook Temp: 400 Degrees F – Cooking Time:
- 2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3-4 medium potatoes)
- 8 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
- 2 1/2 cups grated Gruyere cheese (about 8 ounces)
- 1 tablespoon butter, cut into 8 cubes
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 3 bay leaves
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped (or 1 tsp. dried)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives (or 1 tsp. dried)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
- 1/8 teaspoons cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoons pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Add the “Herb Cream” ingredients to a medium saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. Simmer for 5-10 minutes while you grease a 9×13 casserole dish and peel and slice potatoes into 1/8 inch slices. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl.
- Spoon just enough of the herb cream that has been simmering to cover the bottom of the casserole dish. Pour the remaining cream over the potatoes and gently toss to coat.
- Using a slotted spoon, layer the bottom of the casserole dish with 1/3 of the potato/onion slices (the slotted spoon will allow you to leave most of the cream in the bowl).
- Layer 1 cup of the cheese, 1/3 of the bacon then top with 1/3 of remaining cream. Repeat layers.
- Top the casserole with remaining potato/onion slices and pour over remaining cream. Dot the potatoes with cubed butter (reserving remaining cheese and bacon for the end).
- Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and bake for 30-40 minutes or until fork tender (will depend on how thin your potato slices are). Remove from the oven, sprinkle with remaining cheese then broil until cheese is golden. Remove and sprinkle with remaining bacon. Let potatoes rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Check out the original source for this recipe with all the directions, photos and helpful tips at: Carlsbad Cravings
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