Sweet Potato Chipotle Gratin

Sweet potatoes are a healthy, inflammation-fighting super food that are not only good for us, they are delicious too. Most home cooks always remember to serve sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving, but we should not miss an opportunity to dish up some vitamin A packed sweet potatoes for our families during the rest of the year. This recipe for Sweet Potato Chipotle Gratin is easy to prepare and has the heat of chipotle peppers to add some zing to the potatoes. Those picky family members who sometimes say 'no' to sweet potatoes may come back for seconds when they try this flavorsome dish.

Recipe adapted from Food Network

Sweet Potato Chipotle Gratin

2 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons pureed chipotle peppers
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the heavy cream and the chipotle puree. Place a fourth of the sweet potato slices in the prepared baking dish. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then pour a fourth of the cream mixture over the sweet potato slices. Repeat the layers with the remaining sweet potatoes and cream mixture, forming four layers. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, or until potatoes are browned and cream has been absorbed. Allow to sit for 10 minutes after removing from oven before serving.

With the richness of the cream and the heat of the chipotles, this sweet potato side dish is one that is sure to be a favorite.


  1. Oh yum...except for the cream but I do love it so! I love sweet potatoes anyway but they are good for us fighting arthritis or any inflammatory disease. Thanks for this one!

  2. I love sweet potatoes any time of the year. Thanks for a new recipe to try with them!