Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Gratin


Goat cheese fans will love the tang that the cheese adds to this sweet and luscious gratin, with its crispy topping.

Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Gratin
Photo: © Cedric Angeles
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
8 to 10


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 small garlic clove, minced

  • 8 ounces fresh goat cheese, softened

  • Salt

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced lengthwise 1/8 inch thick

  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 275° and brush a large baking dish with 2 tablespoons of the melted butter. In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, cream, honey and garlic and bring just to a simmer. Remove from the heat. Whisk in the goat cheese and season generously with salt and pepper.

  2. Line the bottom of the baking dish with a slightly overlapping layer of sweet potatoes. Top with 1/4 cup of the goat cheese cream and spread evenly. Repeat the layering with the remaining sweet potatoes and cream, pouring any excess cream on top; you should have about 5 layers.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter and scatter over the sweet potatoes. Cover the casserole with a sheet of buttered foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove the foil and bake for 1 hour longer, until the sweet potatoes are tender and the top is golden. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

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