Loaded Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole

by Marla on April 9, 2014 · 36 comments

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Bacon. Cream. Cheese (lots), Sweet Potatoes. All baked up on a BIG casserole. Ready for you when you are ready for it.

Don’t dream about it. Go ahead & bake a Loaded Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole. Now.

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Do you have a great week planned?

I do. We are in Beaver Creek grabbing the last ski week of the season. Telluride has all ready closed & we are chasing the snow. I’m a snow chaser, did you know that?

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See all that Perfectly Baked Bacon? It’s glorious huh?!

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This casserole will fuel you up no matter what time of year, no matter what you have planned.

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Sweet potatoes are gluten free & super healthy so you can feel OK about that bacon & cheese (or at least I can!)

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Enjoy your week & this casserole. Come back & let me know what you think!

Loaded Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 65 minutes

Total Time: 80 minutes

Yield: 8-10 servings

Loaded Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole


    Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • 4 Sweet Potatoes (sliced 1/4 inch or less)
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Salt
  • Pepper
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Casserole
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 3 tablespoons Gluten Free Flour (or AP Flour)
  • 2 1/2 cups Fat Free Milk
  • 3 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Cooking Spray
  • Toppings
  • 10 ounces Perfectly Baked Bacon, crumbled
  • 2 Ripe Avocados, sliced & dipped in lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sliced Green Onion
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream


  • Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Prepare a baking sheet with tin foil or a Silpat liner. Toss sweet potato slices in olive oil, garlic salt, pepper & smoked paprika. Arrange sweet potatoes on the sheet pan in a single layer. Bake about 20 minutes until potatoes are soft & slightly browned. Remove from oven & let cool a bit.
  • Melt butter in a sauce pan, whisk in flour. Stir in milk & bring to a simmer. Set aside.
  • Spray a 3 quart baking dish with cooking spray. Layer potatoes & 1 cup of the cheddar cheese, repeat this for 2nd layer. Add 3rd layer of sweet potatoes, pour milk mixture over the top. Top with 3rd cup of cheddar cheese & mozzarella.
  • Cover casserole dish with tin foil. Bake for 60 minutes. Carefully remove the foil & broil for 5 -10 minutes. Cheese should be slightly browned & bubbling. Be sure it does not burn. Remove from oven & let sit a few minutes. Sauce will thicken as the casserole cools.
  • Top with avocado, green onions & bacon crumbles. Serve with salsa & sour cream.

Scalloped Potato Recipe Links

Loaded Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole | MarlaMeridith.com

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa April 9, 2014 at 7:12 am

Wonderful! It looks ever so scrumptious.




2 Marla April 9, 2014 at 7:23 am

Thank you Rosa!!


3 Kevin @ Closet Cooking April 9, 2014 at 7:25 am

These scalloped potatoes sound fabulous!


4 Heather Christo April 9, 2014 at 7:27 am

this looks totally delicious- love the addition of bacon!!


5 Maria April 9, 2014 at 8:04 am

These are loaded! LOVE!


6 Stephanie April 9, 2014 at 8:24 am

Mmm this looks incredible!


7 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 9, 2014 at 8:45 am

Wow, what a delicious twist on scalloped potatoes and sweet potato casserole! This looks like it would be a scrumptious side for Easter, Marla!


8 Kirsten April 9, 2014 at 9:36 am

I’m ready for this casserole right now. I’m awfully glad I saved a couple of farm share sweet potatoes in the Strategic Winter Squash Reserve!
Thank you.


9 Marla April 10, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Sounds perfect Kirsten!


10 Aimee @ Simple Bites April 9, 2014 at 10:23 am

Incredible! I have everything to make this and can’t wait to try!


11 sally @ sally baking addiction April 9, 2014 at 10:44 am

This is a must try Marla – I have 4 sweet potatoes on the counter right now too. How perfect!


12 Alice // Hip Foodie Mom April 9, 2014 at 12:02 pm

What a glorious and beautiful sweet potato casserole! Love that you used sweet potatoes! Pinned! And thank you so much for the link love!


13 Marla April 10, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Always Alice…LOVE your recipes :)


14 Julie @ Table for Two April 9, 2014 at 12:11 pm

This looks flipping AMAZING!!!


15 Karen @ The Food Charlatan April 9, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Marla, I love this! Saaaaaauce!!! Yum. Also you can never go wrong with bacon :) I love the green glasses in the background, btw.

Thank you for linking to my Gruyere-Crisped Potatoes! Hooray for comfort food!


16 Marla April 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Hi Karen, you are sooooo welcome! Your Gruyere-Crisped Potatoes sound AMAZING!!!


17 Funderstanding April 9, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Looks AMAZING! Yummy!


18 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet April 9, 2014 at 7:11 pm

I LOVE how creamy this dish is! I adore sweet potatoes so this dish is calling my name! Gorgeous! Pinned!


19 Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes April 9, 2014 at 7:18 pm

This casserole has my heart! The scalloped potatoes sound amazing.


20 Laura @ My Friend's Bakery April 9, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Wow! That looks soooo good! Too bad I’m not bringing the potatoes to Easter dinner, or I’d make those for sure!


21 Marla April 10, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Awwww, too bad ~ you can make them some other time :)


22 Jaclyn April 12, 2014 at 6:38 pm

This looks incredible! My mouth is watering!


23 Kim @ Kim's Healthy Eats April 14, 2014 at 7:12 am

Oh my gosh this looks fantastic! Definitely going on the menu for this week, and probably next week too :)


24 angela@spinachtiger April 17, 2014 at 11:20 am

What a gorgeous way to do sweet potatoes. Now I’m torn between these and my candied sweets for Easter.


25 Karen May 7, 2014 at 8:43 am

Looks wonderful. How far in advance could you make these?


26 Marla May 7, 2014 at 10:11 am

You can make this dish the day before you would like to serve it. You will just need to re-heat it before serving so the cheese gets all melty :)


27 ami@naivecookcooks May 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm

This sweet potato dish looks so gorgeous!


28 Marla May 10, 2014 at 6:31 am

Thank you Ami!


29 Meredith November 27, 2014 at 4:48 pm

i made this by adding a little heavy cream in place of some of the milk and a little cornstarch to thicken it more. I added some of the extra sharp cheddar to that sauce, which made a cheese gravy. The trick was to heavily season the sweet potatoes before baking. I used a Parmesan pesto shake on I had, along with garlic and onion powder and heavy smoked paprika, salt and pepper. I could have just eaten them alone, but this casserole (which is what I’m calling it because it really turned into that) was amazing. Everyone said it was like a Mexican sweet potato casserole. Don’t skip the sour cream and salsa. It really made it. I liked extra green onion on mine. I will absolutely make it again. My 7 year old couldn’t keep his hands off of it, and my husband loved it. 5 stars from me.


30 Marla November 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Sounds like fabulous adaptations!!!


31 Heather December 27, 2014 at 3:43 pm

I took Meredith’s tip and added a cup of heavy cream to the milk mixture. I also used half asian/Japenese sweet potato and half traditional orange sweet potato. It was delicious! Of course I also had to had fresh chopped jalapenos to the toppings because I like spicy stuff.
My husband thinks this dish is divine and my toddler gobbles it up too (without the jalapenos, of course!)
Best stumbled upon recipe I’ve found yet!


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