There is a great debate at our house every year: What form will the sweet potatoes take for Thanksgiving? Usually it is a standoff between the Mashed Fans and the Marshmallow Topped Casserole Fans. Sometimes, I call a truce and make them both.
This year, I decided to try an unusual combo, sans marshmallows, with the sweet tubers and cheddar cheese.
Yes, I know. Sounds weird. But, cheddar works well with regular potatoes, so I figured, why not try it with sweet? Don’t knock this until you try it – the cheddar/cream/hot sauce combo is a perfect flavor match with sweet potatoes, and tones down their sugary character. And the surprise: The cheddar gives this dish an amazing dimension.
Five ingredients plus thin potato slices fanned out in layers and – Voila! – the perfect savory sweet potato dish.
Make this for your foodie feast next week, or heck – why not? – for Meatless Monday.