Last week our supermarket had sweet potatoes on sale, so of course I jumped at it straight away & bought a few kilograms of sweet potatoes. In today’s post I’ll show you a recipe for a delicious sweet potato bake or gratin with bacon and cheese.
The sweet potatoes are simply cut into slices and put in the oven together with a delicious sauce, cheese and bacon. The sweet potato gratin is ideal as a main meal together with a salad or as a side dish. Have fun cooking & Bon appetit!
Cooked/Baked today: Sweet Potato Bake with Bacon Bits
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 1 hour & 15 minutes (incl. baking time)
Category: Main Dishes, Recipes from the Oven, Recipes with Sweet Potatoes, Recipes with Bacon, Oven-Baked Recipes
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Ingredients for 4 – 6 servings:
- 2 kilograms sweet potatoes
- 200 grams creme fraiche
- 200 milliliters cream
- 200 grams grated cheese (here Gouda)
- 100 grams bacon bits
- 1 – 2 cloves garlic
- 1 heaping teaspoon sweet paprika powder
- 1 heaping teaspoon spicy paprika powder
- Salt & pepper
Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:
- Mixing bowl
- Garlic press
- Suitable baking dish for gratinating
…for sweet potato bake with bacon bits:
Preheat the oven to 180°C (convection) or 200°C (top/bottom heat) in good time. For the sauce, put 200 grams of crème fraiche, 200 milliliters of cream and 1 – 2 pressed garlic cloves in a mixing bowl.
Add 1 heaped teaspoon each of sweet and hot paprika powder and season with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Then whisk everything together until all ingredients are evenly distributed & set aside for a moment.
Next, peel the sweet potatoes & cut into evenly thin slices with a knife or slicer. Then place the potato slices loosely and upright next to each other in a suitable casserole dish.
Pour the prepared sauce over the sweet potato slices, then spread the grated cheese and bacon cubes on top & when done put the baking pan in the oven for 50 – 60 minutes until the sweet potatoes are cooked. In between, keep an eye on the oven & if necessary put baking paper or a lid on the casserole so that the bacon doesn’t get too dark.
Take the finished sweet potato bake out of the oven, spread on plates & serve. The sweet potato gratin is best served with a crunchy salad or as a side dish. Have fun cooking & Bon appetit!
Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):