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Simple Gratin of Sweet Potatoes Cooking Recipes

Gratin of Sweet Potatoes


This savory sweet potato bake will go well with pot roast or braised brisket. But, if you can find quail, partridge, or even Cornish hens, this will be a perfect accompaniment.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened, plus additional for buttering

  • 5 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced

  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced

  • teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup well-flavored chicken stock

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

  • cup grated Monterey Jack cheese

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.

  2. Generously butter a medium size gratin dish.

  3. Layer one-third of the potatoes in the bottom of the prepared dish. Spread half of the onions on top. Dot with some of the 2 tablespoons of butter and season with thyme, salt, and pepper. Repeat the layers, ending with the last third of potatoes. Dot with more butter and our in the stock. Cover tightly with foil.

  4. Bake for 45 minutes. Raise the heat to 425F.

  5. Remove the foil. Pour the cream over the potatoes and sprinkle with the cheese. Bake until the liquid is reduced and bubbling, and the cheese is melted and browned, about 15 minutes longer. Serve this simple cooking recipes very hot.

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