Sweet potato gratin with smoked Gouda is the perfect side dish

Gratins are my favorite go-to cheesy, creamy dishes. There are a lot of ways to consume calories, but there are none better than a gratin. This version is packed with flavor and showcases not just sweet potatoes but also sage and smoked Gouda cheese. This is one delicious side dish.

Sweet potato gratin with sage and smoked gouda

Don’t worry if you have never made a gratin before. It’s so easy you will be thinking to yourself, “Why don’t I make these all the time?” The best part is that you can swap out the cheeses and throw in any spice or herbs you love most.

Sweet potato gratin with sage and smoked gouda

Sweet potato gratin with sage and smoked Gouda recipe

Adapted from Minimalist Baker

This sweet potato gratin is filled with sage, smoked Gouda and Parmesan cheese. It’s easy to throw together and even easier to eat. And it’s the perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving table.

Serves 4

Prep time: 20 minutes | Bake time: 1 hour | Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 3/4 cup shredded smoked Gouda
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced sage
  • 3 medium-size sweet potatoes, sliced thin
  • 2 cups half-and-half


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, and spray a 10-inch skillet or baking vessel with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, mix together the smoked Gouda, Parmesan cheese and sage.
  3. To your prepared baking dish, add the slices of 1 sweet potato, and cover with 1/3 of the cheese mixture.
  4. Repeat the layers 2 more times.
  5. Pour in the half-and-half, and bake for 1 hour, until the cheese has melted, the potatoes are soft and the milk is mostly cooked down. If your cheese browns too quickly on the top, then cover with foil.

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