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Chipotle Sweet Potato Gratin

Chipotle Sweet Potato Gratin
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 12
Want to try a French side dish for your fall menu? Then try this cheesy chipotle sweet potato gratin.
Updated March 17, 2014

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 lb sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (12 oz)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can)

Steps

  • 1
    In 4-quart Dutch oven, place sweet potatoes and just enough water to cover potatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; cook 20 minutes or until almost tender. Drain; cool slightly. Peel potatoes; cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart oval gratin dish or 3-quart casserole with cooking spray. Arrange potato slices overlapping in gratin dish.
  • 3
    In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic in butter, stirring frequently, until tender. Sprinkle flour over onion mixture; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add half-and-half, stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly. Stir in salt, cumin and pepper. Add cheese and chipotle chiles; stir until cheese is melted. Pour cheese sauce over potatoes.
  • 4
    Bake uncovered 45 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Total Fat
19g
0%
Saturated Fat
12g
0%
Sodium
580mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
0%
Dietary Fiber
3g
0%
Protein
11g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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