If you are looking for the BEST sweet potato anything, these Herb Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Gruyere are it! Fresh herbs simmered in cream poured over layers of sweet potatoes, bacon, onions and Gruyere cheese. Perfect for Thanksgiving, company or every day!
I have a thing for potatoes. From my Company Mashed Potatoes, to my Roasted Hasselback Sweet Potatoes to my Roasted Potatoes with Bacon and Parmesan to my Chicken Gnocchi Soup. But I especially have a thing for scalloped potatoes. I love the texture of thinly sliced potatoes baked in cream and smothered in cheese melting in my mouth.
I took these Herb Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Gruyere to my friend, Melanie’s house for a Thanksgiving shoot complete with a spread of Carlsbad Cravings recipes and her amazing Thanksgiving Chalkboard Prints.
The cheesy, bacon, herb aroma was torturous as we exercised all our self control to not dive face first into the potatoes before the photo shoot was done.
The second the last photo was snapped, we all grabbed our forks and both Melanie and her husband emphatically agreed these were the “best potatoes [they’ve] ever eaten.” I agree Melanie and Dan, I agree.
I first perfected my version of scalloped potatoes with my Potatoes and Bacon Au Gratin. “Insane” as in insanely delicious is how Patrick refers to them. So with Thanksgiving coming up, I wanted to create a version with sweet potatoes, but the more I thought about it, the more I knew I could not improve upon my already “insane” and perfectly delicious Potatoes and Bacon Au Gratin. So these new Herb Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Gruyere are basically the same recipe using sweet potatoes instead of russet potatoes and a little different cooking time.
They begin by simmering your herbs, onions and cream together to create luscious, flavor infused cream while you peel and slice your potatoes. You then bathe your sliced sweet potatoes in the herbed cream then simply layer some cream, sweet potatoes and onions, bacon and Gruyere a few times and then bake until tender. Once tender, smother with the last of the cheese and broil to golden delicious bubbly perfection.
And in less than 60 minutes you have the best sweet potatoes or scalloped potatoes you have ever tasted!
Please don’t substitute a different cheese for Gruyere – it just wont’ be the same. Gruyere cheese is mega creamy, sweet, slightly salty, nutty and when smothering the thinly sliced, herb cream enveloped sweet potatoes and crispy bacon – magic happens.
Looking for More Potato Recipes?
- Gruyere and Ham Potato Stacks
- Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows and Pecans
- Baked Parmesan Fingerling Potato Fries
- Mexican French Fries with Salsa Ketchup
- Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
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