Sweet Potato Gratin
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
This post is sponsored on behalf of #FallFlavors. Our generous sponsors Melissa’s Produce and Nairn’s Oatcakes have provided me complimentary products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.
Sweet Potato Gratin is my recipe of the day with #FallFlavors week. This is not your usual marshmallow topped overly sweet casserole. And that is always a good thing.
Instead, this gratin has thin slices of sweet potato. Those are in a buttery cream sauce flavored with Parmesan cheese. And topped with crisp oat crumbs. It is very much a wholesome and hearty comfort food dish.
Perfect for your autumn family dinners. Together with an entree and salad, it is a complete meal.
In addition to weekday meals, it can be a great side dish for a holiday spread.
Melissa’s Sweet Potatoes
Nairn’s Oat Crackers
Potatoes are lined up on their edges in a circular pattern. Then they are topped with buttery cream and cheese. And covered and baked until tender.
Once it is baked, it is time to add the buttered crumbs which quickly brown for a nice crisp topping.
Sweet Potato Gratin
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Then I have Scalloped Potatoes which have thinly sliced potatoes in a light, creamy cream cheese and chive sauce, baked in the style of a gratin.
Also, there is Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Kebabs, which are threaded onto skewers and roasted with a sweet and spicy seasoning.
Then I have Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins which combine cooked sweet potatoes with cinnamon in a moist muffin batter for a perfect early autumn treat.
Finally, potatoes, apples and a creamy cheese sauce combine to make a decadent side dish for any special autumn supper or holiday meal.
Sweet Potato Gratin
Sweet Potato Gratin
- sheet aluminum foil
- 3 pounds Melissa's Japanese Murasaki sweet potatoes (or other sweet potatoes)
- 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1-1/4 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup crushed Nairn's Oat Crackers (2.2 ounces)
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Spray a Le Creuset braiser pan or round oven safe baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Peel potatoes and slice 1/8-inch thick, holding in cold water while you work to prevent discoloration.
- Place sweet potato slices on their side in circular fashion, filling up the gratin dish.
- Whisk together the Parmesan cheese, 4 tbsp. melted butter, heavy cream, salt and pepper and pour evenly over potatoes.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for one hour.
- Mix crumbs, 2 tbsp. melted butter and nutmeg.
- Remove foil, sprinkle with crumb mixture and bake 5-10 minutes more or until crumbs are browned
Welcome back to #FallFlavors where more than 25 food bloggers are sharing recipes with favorite Fall flavors. Our sponsors are Millican Pecan, Dixie Crystals, Melissa’s Produce, Taylor & Colledge, Nairn’s, and Republic of Tea. They have furnished participating bloggers with complimentary product to use in their recipe creations. Of course, we will be sharing these this week. These same sponsors have generously offered prizes for our giveaway. So be sure to enter and share with your friends so they can enter too. Be sure to follow our Fall Flavors Pinterest account for more inspiration.
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