Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish : Scalloped White and Sweet Potatoes

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Looking for an easy Thanksgiving side dish that seems like something from a fancy restaurant, but can be made with a food processor? As you know I am a midwest girl, who has spent almost half of her life in the South.

I have never tackled scalloped potatoes before, in fact I think I have only used packaged ones. Well friends, my world has been rocked. Even though I have had my food processor for 18 years, I have never tried scalloped potatoes. From slicing the potatoes perfectly to shredding the cheese, you will never go back to store-bought potatoes.


Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish : Scalloped White and Sweet Potatoes

How to Make this Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish

Sweet potatoes are a staple in the south and eating sweet potatoes over traditional white potatoes has become a huge fad lately. This scalloped potatoes recipe combines both flavors into one ultimate side dish for any meal.

I made this with some grilled pork tenderloin but bring on the Thanksgiving Turkey and all the sides. I don’t need mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes anymore, this Easy Thanksgiving side dish takes care of both.

Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish : Scalloped White and Sweet Potatoes
Look how perfectly cut each potato slice came out with such little effort. 
Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish : Scalloped White and Sweet Potatoes
Now come the layering of fresh herbs, mixed potatoes, and cheese. 
Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish : Scalloped White and Sweet Potatoes

Can I make this Thanksgiving Side Dish Ahead of Time?

Bake it right away or allow to sit in the fridge for up to 6 hours before serving. I baked ours late afternoon and kept it warm in the oven. Sacrifices the family takes when I need decent lighting in the winter months. 
Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish : Scalloped White and Sweet Potatoes
Baked to perfection. The key is keeping the tin foil long enough to cook all the potatoes. 
Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish : Scalloped White and Sweet Potatoes

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Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish : Scalloped White and Sweet Potatoes

Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish : Scalloped White and Sweet Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes: White and sweet potato combo

Yield: 10-12 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

a simple and easy thanksgiving side dish idea, scalloped potatoes. This mixes both yams and white potatoes.


  • 1 1/2 pounds medium Yukon Gold or russet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium red-skinned sweet potatoes, yams
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1/4 cup 1/2 stick butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups packed grated Gruyère cheese (about 5 ounces)


  1. Fill large bowl with cold water. Working with one potato at a time, peel, then slice in a food processor. Pace cut potatoes in the bowl with water. Combine half and half, butter, and garlic in medium saucepan; bring to simmer. Remove from heat. Mix all herbs in small bowl. Mix salt and black pepper in another small bowl.
  2. Coat a 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.. Drain potatoes, then pat dry with kitchen towels.Spread half of potatoes into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with half of salt-pepper mixture, then half of herb mixture. Sprinkle with half of cheese. Repeat with remaining potatoes, salt-pepper mixture, herb mixture, and cheese. Pour cream mixture over potatoes, pressing lightly to submerge potato mixture as much as possible.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cover gratin tightly with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake until top of gratin is golden and most of liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes longer. Let stand 10 minutes; serve.


DO AHEAD Can be made 6 hours ahead. Cover with plastic wrap and chill. Remove plastic wrap before baking. Or bake and keep warm in the oven covered in foil.

Adapted from from bonapetit.com

Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 302Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 47mgSodium 525mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 4gSugar 6gProtein 9g

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  1. I love scalloped potatoes at the holidays but never thought to add sweet potatoes. What a genius idea. I may have to try this recipe this holiday season. Thanks.

  2. Such a delicious combination of white and sweet potatoes. I’m a fan of scalloped potatoes so will have to try this.

  3. Oh nice! I was just about how I want some scalloped sweet potatoes. They should be on every holiday table, right? Such a nice change from the usual 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  4. This looks like a delicious idea for the holidays!

  5. Potatoes are life! Love the combination of white and sweet potatoes in this dish. Yum!

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