The Best Sweet Potato Casserole of the Season

Try an indulgently cheesy spin on sweet potato casserole that will keep you coming back for more.

When it comes to holiday spreads, side dishes always seem to steal the show. Turn a treasured classic into the ultimate indulgence with a sweet potato gratin that boasts loads of Gruyere cheese, fresh herbs, and rich buttery flavor. Nicole McLaughlin shares her method of perfecting the best sweet potato recipe of the season.

A New Approach

Sweet potatoes are the deliciously official trademark of a true Thanksgiving dinner. No matter how you slice it, holiday guests expect a mouthwatering sweet potato side dish every year. Try a savory, herb-infused approach over the standard marshmallow-topped version and really wow the crowd.

"Sweet potatoes are super cheap at the grocery store this time of year," says McLaughlin. "And they have a naturally simple and sweet flavor, so it's easy to make something amazing." Use a chef's knife or mandoline to create thin but sturdy slices.

red casserole dish with Sweet Potatoes topped with Gruyere cheese Gratin

Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Gratin

Each enticing layer is held together with a velvety cheese sauce. A fragrant blend of heavy cream, butter, and minced garlic meets fresh herbs and Gruyere for an unforgettable flavor. "Gruyere adds a nutty, super buttery goodness," shares Nicole. "I love to grate my cheese with the grater on its side to cut down on mess."

Layer It Up

Use a 9x13 casserole dish for easy serving and cleanup. Bed Bath & Beyond's Our Table Stoneware Baker is the perfect size for holiday gatherings. Place the sweet potatoes down in a shingle-like fashion for even cooking and for a beautiful finished product. "This is a really easy dish, so we're going to make it look over the top and elegant," admits McLaughlin. "It's all about impressing our guests."

Our Table™ 2-Piece Stoneware Rectangular Bakers Set

2 pc red stoneware baker set

Our Table™ Maddox Satin Serving Spoon

polished silver serving spoon

Top the sweet potatoes with half of the shredded cheese, then pour the cream sauce evenly throughout the dish. Repeat the potato and cheese layers before placing the casserole in a preheated 400 oven. After 30-45 minutes, you'll have a shamelessly creamy and satisfying sweet potato gratin that will make you "the hit of the party," according to Nicole. "I'm sorry — we might have taken the spotlight away from the turkey."

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