Ray Kachatorian
Total Time
1 Hour
Makes 8 to 10 servings

Spice up your holiday table with sweet potato gratin, a colorful twist on traditional potoato gratin recipes. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. Butter a 9- by 13-in. baking dish with 1 tbsp. butter. Arrange a third of the sweet potatoes, overlapping slightly, in the dish. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese. Repeat with two more layers of sweet potatoes and cheese.

Step 2

In a small bowl, combine cream, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Pour over potatoes. Dot with the remaining 2 tbsp. butter. Cover dish with foil and bake 20 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking until sweet potatoes are tender and top is browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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Ratings & Reviews

TMBAnderson's Review

November 25, 2012
I made this for the first time right after it appeared in the 2006 issue, and it has become a staple for holidays or any other excuse to make it! I didn't even think I liked sweet potatoes all that much until I tried this one. I always get requests for copies of the recipe for this one. It's easy to make and absolutely delicious!

TheWeeBee's Review

October 28, 2012
I made a smaller portion (4 servings--3 medium potatoes and 1 cup of cream). Instead of the cayenne, I used a tsp of granulated garlic along with salt and pepper. My boyfriend and I polished off the pan, we both really loved it! I'm looking forward to making this as one of my Thanksgiving side dishes :)

Scorpio102384's Review

October 12, 2012

gosunset's Review

December 27, 2011

lcremin86's Review

November 28, 2011
Delicious. Perfect balance of sweet and salty.

modan1128's Review

November 21, 2011
This recipe is fantastic and my family doesn't even really like sweet potatoes. It is so rich and creamy and was a huge hit at the big family gathering. Next time I will make it with 2 percent milk and save a few hundred calories. Excellent.

Rickschaaf's Review

September 17, 2011
Very good, made it on Guam for friends, They loved it

Dawn555's Review

January 01, 2010
Very good. I used cheddar cheese as that's all I had, and substituted skim milk for the cream (same amount as recommended). I added bacon bits too. This is a nice change from candied sweet potatoes!

elisajjohnson's Review

December 20, 2009
This rocks! It is easy, it is beautiful & it is delicious.

bsmackintosh's Review

November 23, 2008
I made this dish last night for a party and it got rave reviews! I added a layer of cheddar cheese which I thought made it even more tasty. I will definitely make this again. It is a nice change from the more traditional "sweet" sweet potato dishes.