Monday, July 18, 2011

Scalloped Sweet Potato Stacks...OMG! Yum!!!

I get so bored with eating the same things week after week. It discourages me from making a well balanced, healthy meal and I end up eating one or two things, cold,  in front of the open door of my refrigerator.  (ham and cheese rolls are very popular) 

I am always looking for new ways of making side dishes.  So you can imagine my excitement when I across this recipe for Scallop Sweet Potato Stacks in my April 2011 issue of Southern Living magazine (even though, I am very much a Yankee, actually, I come from a long line of Vermont rednecks). 

Oh my goodness!!! If you like sweet potatoes and do not always want to make the typical sweet potato recipes, you are going to love this! There are few ingredients and it is very simple to put together.

Scalloped Sweet Potato Stacks
Southern Living April 2011

1 1/2 lbs small sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme, divided
1 cup (4oz) freshly shredded mozzarella cheese, divided (Gruyere cheese can be substituted)
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/2 to 3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
Garnish: fresh thyme

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. Layer half of sweet potatoes in a lightly greased 12-cup muffin pan. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 tsp. thyme and 1/2 cup cheese. Top with remaining sweet potatoes. (Potatoes will come slightly above the rim of each cup.) *I also put a little piece of parchment paper on the bottom of each muffin cup. 

  • 2. Microwave cream, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 1/2 tsp. thyme at HIGH 1 minute. Pour cream mixture into muffin cups (about 1 Tbsp. per cup).

  • 3. Bake at 375°, covered with aluminum foil, 30 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly golden.

  • 4. Let stand 5 minutes. Run a sharp knife around rim of each cup, and lift potato stacks from cups using a spoon or thin spatula. Transfer to a serving platter. Garnish, if desired.


  1. Oh my goodness..these look sooo good. We love sweet potatoes. I can not wait to make these..and I'm always looking for a good side dish!

  2. They DO look good! Sweet potatoes, cream, and cheese - what's not to love?

  3. These look yummy! I would love to try them as a whole casserole this winter. We get so many sweet potatoes in our CSA winter share.

    Stopping by to say hi from Blogelina.

  4. Um....YUM! Looks amazing!

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  5. Yum!!! I love sweetpotatoes and I am sure that I will love this recipe too. I am a new fan following you from the Alexa hop.


  6. These sound really good, I'll have to try them.
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  7. Hi Terri!

    Thanks for the follow from FMBT, I've returned the favor! Hope to see you back in my blog sometime!

    Btw, this recipe looks yummy! I've gotta tried it one day!

    ~ Jenny ( )

  8. thanks for stopping by my blog from FMBT!
    & YUM, these look AMAZING!

  9. They look amazing. Sweet potatoes are very popular around here....getting a recipe card out now :)

    Thank you for joining us on the Alexa Hop I am now following you on all social networks. Have a great week!

  10. Wow that looks good!! I am a new follower from Tiggerific Tuesday Hop and stopping by to say hi. Follow me back if you like.

  11. Will definitely try this recipe!
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    Have a great Tuesday!

  12. Those look yummy!

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  13. looks yummy! I've never thought of cooking this in a more non-sweet kind of way. I will have to try this sometime. And I also stand in front of the fridge or sink, and eat a couple bites of lunch or dinner sometimes when I'm in a big hurry. lol
    I'm stopping by (and following) from Fun Tuesday hop. Hope you have a great day.

  14. Sounds YummY! I was hopping by... Please stop by and visit me at

  15. YUM! These look amazing! Can't wait to try them!

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  16. Never heard of such a thing! I bet they're good!

  17. Hi! What a creative and yummy recipe! New GFC & Twitter follower from tuesday tag a long hop! (I tried to follow FB but your button did not work) I would love for you to stop by to say hi & return follow!

  18. Following you from Our Family World GFC hop! Hope you'll follow back :), Saving by the Sea on FB and @gracie680 on Twitter!

  19. These look yummy. I have just followed you through The Tuesday 6 in the nest blog hop. Hope you will come by.

  20. I will be trying this recipe for sure!
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  21. This looks yummy! Would you come by my Cast Party Wednesday Link Party tomorrow and share some of your recipes with us?
    I hope to see you there!

  22. Coming over from The Lady Behind The Curtain.

    I love scalloped potatoes and had planned on making them Friday night for dinner, but I think I will make these instead! They look delicious :)

    Would you be interested in doing a guest post on my blog next month and sharing your recipe?

    Red Door Kitchen

  23. Great recipe ~ Yummy! Following from Wired Wednesday ~ Do come by and visit ~ Share the Creative Journey and A Creative Harbor ~ both listed at WW ~ namaste, Carol

  24. I have to try this out! Yum!!
    New follower & looking forward to reading more!

  25. Looks delicious!

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  26. I recently just started enjoying sweet potatoes. This recipe looks delish, but I'm a southern girl who takes after Paula Deen. It's hard not to like something with cream and cheese in it. Thanks for the new idea!

  27. Yum! These look delicious!

    Thank you for stopping by and participating in the Get Wired Blog Hop. I am following you.

    Have a great evening!


  28. I'm a new follower! Love sweet potatoes will def give these a try thanks for posting it!

  29. Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. OMG- I'm right with you- I've been needing variety. I've even thought of trying some butternut squash. I will definitely be making this soon. I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by

    I hope you have a great weekend!

  30. Oh my goodness! These look delicious! Visiting and following via You Like Me Hop...hop over to my blog and follow back if you like!

    Jessica K

  31. Oh, I love sweet potatoes--these look so good! And so fancy too. :)

  32. This sounds like a great recipe! I love regular scalloped potatoes so sweet potatoes would be an interesting twist!

  33. Thank you so much for stopping by Cast Party Wednesday last week I really appreciate you sharing your recipe with us. I hope you will join us again for another awesome party filled with yummy recipes.
    Thanks Again!

  34. wow looks so delicious .. I'll try that one .. thanks for the recipe .. nice blog ..