Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Fontina Cheese and Thyme


A bubbly cream sauce and gooey layer of Fontina cheese make these scalloped sweet potatoes simply irresistible.

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Fontina Cheese and Thyme
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 pound sweet potatoes (about 3 medium), peeled

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cup half-and-half, light cream, or milk

  • 1 cup shredded Fontina cheese (4 ounces)

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 2- to 2-1/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Using a sharp knife or a mandoline, cut sweet potatoes horizontally into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Set aside.

  2. For sauce, in a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in half-and-half. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.

  3. Reduce heat to low. Add 3/4 cup of the cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Stir in thyme, salt, and pepper.

  4. Place potato slices in the prepared baking dish. Pour sauce over potatoes; sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

  5. Bake, covered, about 50 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Bake, uncovered, about 20 minutes more or until edges are brown. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.


Don't like thyme? Replace it with rosemary. Love bacon? Scatter 1/4 cup crumbled, crisp-cooked bacon on top before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

326 Calories
17g Fat
35g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 326
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 390mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 4.7mg 24%
Calcium 222.1mg 17%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 607mg 13%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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