Sweet Potato and White Potato Gratin – Thank You ALL!


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Sweet Potato & White Potato Gratin

I love snow days! Really, I do. I love having my kids home all day. Well, my son had a snow day but because my daughter is in virtual school there are no real snow days. I had a meeting canceled. Then dance class and then music lessons were canceled due to the weather so we had a wonderful whole day at home! All day at home. That does not happen very often for us.

I have slowly been trying to add healthier items to our diet such as brown rice instead of white rice and sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes. I am up to cutting things about 50/50. So, I decided when wanting a side dish to go with our ham dinner that I would make the Gratin 50% sweet potatoes and 50% white potatoes.

I found a recipe on Epicurious.com for Scalloped Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Gratin with Fresh Herbs. I mostly followed the recipe but had to make a few substitutions as I didn’t have fresh herbs in the house and was not going out into the anticipated snow storm to the grocery store.

Verdict:

This dish took a bit of getting used to for the kids but by the time they were through with dinner they liked it. They were anticipating the usual Gratin I made with white potatoes and white cream sauce. The flavor was different so they had to get used to that. My son added a bit of salt and pepper to his and said that made it better.I thought the flavors of the herbs with the cheese were great and can’t wait to try it when I have fresh herbs on hand!

I served this with a spiral cut ham, green beans and applesauce.

Sweet Potato and White Potato Gratin

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds medium Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 teaspoons powdered garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 oz. Swiss cheese, grated

Directions:

  1. Grease a 13 x 9 casserole pan and preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Using a mandoline or knife, slice the potatoes into 1/8″ rounds. Soak the potatoes in ice water while slicing to keep potatoes from turning gray.
  3. Once all potatoes are sliced bring cream and butter to a simmer over medium heat in a saucepan.
  4. Mix all spices in a small bowl.
  5. Dry potatoes off with a clean kitchen towel and layer in casserole dish. Layer 1/2 of the potatoes, sprinkle 1/2 of the spices and then 1/2 of the cheese. Repeat layer using remaining ingredients.
  6. Pour cream and butter mixture over entire dish.
  7. Bake covered with aluminum foil for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20-25 minutes until potatoes are tender and cheese is browning and bubbly.

 

36 Comments Add yours

  1. Tikeetha T says:

    Congratulations! It’s a journey.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I have been learning so much.

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  2. Sounds like a nice day, yummy recipe!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It was so relaxing for all of us! We almost never have a whole day home together.

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  3. lynn k scott says:

    WOO HOO…way to go. Now I think I need to make this dish. It looks/sounds divine!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 2 people

  4. lynn k scott says:

    Reblogged this on The Pink Herald's Blog and commented:
    Had to share this recipe!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much for the reblog! You are so very kind.

      Like

      1. lynn k scott says:

        Making this tonight. Seems I am out of Rosemary, but will use Tarragon instead. I am so excited to try this! It deserved a reblog!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          I always substitute when making others recipes and encourage everyone to do it! Got to make it all your own!

          Liked by 1 person

          1. lynn k scott says:

            Oh I am used to substitutions. Luckily, I cook quite extensively and have a multitude of ingredients on hand. Pics to come in another post.

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  5. Congratulations! Unplanned days off with the kids are wonderful 🙂

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  6. Patricia Grattan says:

    Congratulations, Marcy! Your recipes makes me drool, but alas I am back at Weight Watchers.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Good for you Pat!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. I am happy to hear your blog is growing! Well done! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. And many more will come. Congratulations 😊

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Sadie's Nest says:

    Wow! Congratulations! I understand with yummy recipes like this!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

      Liked by 2 people

  10. Anna says:

    Congratulations! Happy blogging 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. mkcasey80 says:

    Congratulations! You have such a great blog!

    Marcey

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Like

  12. mrskearin says:

    This just looks so amazing! We will be having this at some point!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Hope you like it!

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  13. masgautsen says:

    That looks delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I am doing a post where I copied one of your recipes, I have linked your post, but incase it doesn’t work, hopefully should be up in the next hour or so (depending on small child)

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Thank you so very much! That is so kind!

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