Rating: 4.4 stars
117 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 73
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3

I created this dish after getting tired of all those yam recipes using brown sugar and marshmallows. This makes sweet potatoes taste more like they should - a side dish rather than a dessert. Also, you can easily adapt this recipe to vegan simply by using soy cheese. It's worked well for me in the past.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

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  • In the prepared dish, make a single layer of sweet potato slices. Place a few onion slices on top, dot with butter, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Repeat, alternating layers of white and sweet potatoes.

  • In a small bowl, or measuring cup, combine flour and broth. Pour over potatoes.

  • Sprinkle cheese, bread crumbs and parsley over the potatoes. Dot with remaining butter. Cover.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, or until potatoes and onions are soft.

Nutrition Facts

303 calories; protein 10.2g; carbohydrates 29.3g; fat 16.5g; cholesterol 48.6mg; sodium 384.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (92)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2006
Everyone at the table wanted this recipe. I've never seen anything like it. The onions take on the sweetness of the yams and have an almost carmelized taste - yum! I would suggest cooking it uncovered for an additional 15 min. to really cook it all the way through and melt/brown the top crust. Also try to cut the potatos super thin while the yams are sliced thicker because the yams tend to cook to quickly while the potatos take longer to cook. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/09/2011
Lacks a lot of flavor definitely needs more salt and herbs. I added sage. It was also much too wet. I had to drain the extra liquid out. Read More
(3)
117 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 73
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2006
Everyone at the table wanted this recipe. I've never seen anything like it. The onions take on the sweetness of the yams and have an almost carmelized taste - yum! I would suggest cooking it uncovered for an additional 15 min. to really cook it all the way through and melt/brown the top crust. Also try to cut the potatos super thin while the yams are sliced thicker because the yams tend to cook to quickly while the potatos take longer to cook. Read More
(103)
Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2004
This recipe was great - it's first savory sweet potato dish I've had and I definitely like more than the candied sweet potatoes. I would recommend a few alterations though - Omit the breadcrumbs they're not necessary. Bake for 30 min without the cheese then add cheese and bake for 30 min more so cheese doesnt buurn. Next time I might add some cheese between the layers of potatoes. I definitely will want to make this again with the alterations I mentioned. Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
I used Monterey Jack Cheese and chicken boullion instead of Mozzerella cheese and veg boullion. -only because it was in my fridge. Excellent side dish with Turkey! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2008
This was an excellent flavor combination. I made a few adjustments though. I used a deeper dish and did several layerings. I also used beef broth instead of vegetable and eliminated the bread crumbs and flour. I peeled the potatoes as well and added cheese in with every layer as well as a lot of butter. My husband loved it so much that he ate three helpings and took the rest to work the following day he even asked me to make it again often. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2003
I thought this was wonderful!!! I followed the recipe for the most part, but made one addition. I mixed in some heavy whipping cream with the vegetable broth and flour. I got rave reviews on this dish!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
What a great change from the usual sweet potato casserole. I used more sweet potatoes than white and also mixed chicken broth and half and half and it turned out delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2003
This was good but I felt it needed something more. I am going to change the butter/chicken stock ratio next time to make it richer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2011
I used only sweet potatoes and omitted the bread crumbs. Cooking time was more like 45 minutes. This was an excellent dish. So much more satisfying than the sugary sweet potato recipes I am used to! Will make this a holiday staple! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
Nice change from the usual sweet potato recipes. We enjoyed very much and would definitely recommend. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/09/2011
Lacks a lot of flavor definitely needs more salt and herbs. I added sage. It was also much too wet. I had to drain the extra liquid out. Read More
(3)