Savory Sweet Potato Bake

A savory sweet potato bake is a great twist on a holiday classic. Using gruyere and chipotle chili powder you will wow your guests this Thanksgiving!

I originally posted this recipe a few years ago -- in this post, outlining when I did a Thanksgiving Special with Rachael Ray.

I figured it needed it's own post though.

I've made this quite a few times since then, and have also brought it along to a Friendsgiving PotLuck.

It's a fun twist on a holiday classic -- and it pairs well with a sophisticated and grown up palate.

Yes, I still make the kind with the marshmallows....

but sometimes you  just want something a bit different.

I think you'll enjoy it!

Savory Sweet Potato Bake
serves 8 to 10

1 tablespoon salted butter
5 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled, and sliced in 2-inch rounds that are about 1/4-inch thick.
2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder, divided
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
14 to 16 ounces shredded Gruyere cheese, divided
2 cups heavy cream

Smear the butter all over the 6-quart insert of your slow cooker. Put 1/3 of the sweet potato rounds into your slow cooker, and sprinkle on 1/3 teaspoon of chipotle chile powder and a 1/3 teaspoon of kosher salt. 

Add 1/3 of the shredded cheese. Repeat layers until you have run out of ingredients. Pour heavy cream evenly over the top.

Cover, and cook on low for 5 hours, or on high for about 2 hours.

Serve hot or at room temperature (I actually prefer room-temp).

The Verdict.

This is a sweet potato dish for Grown Ups. I LOVE it. I love how the salt and the sweet is all in there at the same time.
I really and truly could eat this every single day.

My kids prefer the sweet kind ---

I really like this one. Of course, I'm old now. So there's that.

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Posted by: Stephanie O'Dea | A Year of Slow Cooking at November 15, 2016

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  1. This sounds wonderful! I'm not a fan of the marshmallow version, this sounds much more up my alley!