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Scalloped Maple Sage Sweet Potatoes


Don’t let the name fool you, this isn’t your typical saccharine sweet potato dish! I prefer to save the marshmallows for s’mores and keep my sweet potatoes on the savory side.

Scalloped Maple Sage Sweet Potatoes - Perfect for #Thanksgiving dinner

This recipe is based on a dish from the 2010 Cuisine Holiday Menus magazine. I’ve made exactly to the recipe for a few years but I decided to mix it up a bit. This is my favorite way to eat sweet potatoes, and it’s really pretty always a plus for a holiday dish! Don’t be discouraged looking at the end product, it’s really not hard to make and it doesn’t take a long time to prepare (assuming you have a mandolin slicer (I have the older version of the Norpro Deluxe Mandoline Slicer/Grater* and I love it, it’s going strong after 4+ years of abuse) or a knife wielding chef in your kitchen.

Scalloped Maple Sage Sweet Potatoes - Perfect side dish for #Thanksgiving *This post contains amazon affiliate links, I receive a small commission for items purchased through my links

Scalloped Maple Sage Sweet Potatoes

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Scalloped Maple Sage Sweet Potatoes
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Thanksgiving
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Savory scalloped sweet potato dish with a hint of maple and sage.
  • 3 sweet potatoes - try to find long ones about 2.5 inches in diameter
  • 2 tbs salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 3 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped fresh sage
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  1. Peel and slice sweet potatoes on a mandolin, about ¼ inch thick
  2. Toss sweet potato slices, salt, pepper, garlic and sage in a large bowl
  3. Place potatoes in casserole dish (I use a deep dish pie plate) standing up in a ring around the edge, fill in the center with extra slices. Don't pack the slices super tight or the centers might not cook all the way through. If you have a rectangular pan make straight lines. Sprinkle any remaining sage mixture over the potato slices.
  4. Cover with foil and bake at 400 for 45 minutes
  5. Whisk together maple syrup and heavy cream
  6. Remove foil and pour cream sauce over the potatoes
  7. Return to the oven and bake uncovered for another 25 minutes or until potatoes easily pierce with a fork
  8. Garnish with fresh sage

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  1. That looks delicious! I don’t have a mandolin slicer, but I should probably get one. My best friend uses hers all the time.
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    • I love mine! It takes less than a minute to slice up a all the potatoes for this recipe, with a knife I’d probably still be in the kitchen! I was afraid of mine for a while after I sliced my thumb open with it but as long as you remember the safety guard it’s ok.

      • Safety guard?? My friend’s must not have that, hahah.

        • mine has a plastic piece with metal prongs that you hold in your hand, the thing you’re slicing gets stuck on it and then you “can’t” slice off your finger tips. It’s a pain to use but after cutting myself once I always struggle through it!

  2. These look so pretty and delicious! Wow, what a great presentation!
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  3. first of all, those are GORGEOUS> and any tim you pair up maple and sweet potatoes i’m first in line, thank you!

  4. I haven’t witnessed sweet potatoes slice thinly like this. Whenever I see sweet potato dishes, they’re usually smashed, in it’s regular potato form, or fried. Way to make the dish pop! We’ll be sure to try this recipe next time we puck up some sweet potatoes!
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  5. Your sweet potatoes looked beautiful and the recipe sounds tasty. I have never heard of a mandolin slicer. Time for a google search!
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  6. I have a bunch of sweet potatoes that I am definitely going to try this recipe with!!
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  7. This sounds so delicious and it’s also a gorgeous dish for serving. Thanks for the recipe, this will look pretty on the Thanksgiving table!
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  8. These sound really yummy for Thanksgiving! I love how you have them arranged in the serving bowl!

  9. Such a pretty presentation. And I’m a HUGE fan of both sweet potatoes and sage!

  10. This is awesome!! My husband loves sweet potatoes but I don’t know many varieties on how to cook them. This is perfect!
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  11. What a stunningly beautiful dish! I love sweet potatoes and this dish is pretty enough for a holiday setting. Now, I just need to find a mandolin slicer!
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  12. These look and sound delicous! A new way to make sweet potatoes!
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  13. These look not only tasty, but truly beautiful as well!
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  14. I love your presentation. They sound delicious and look lovely!

  15. Wow, that is a gorgeous presentation! I just started cooking with sweet potatoes so this is all new to me. I can’t wait to try this one out!
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  16. I am always looking for another good Thanksgiving recipe. My family loves sweet potatoes. I am looking forward to making this dish. Thanks for the tips.

  17. This is so yummy looking that I just had to pin it. It is also very nice looking for presentation. Thank you for sharing this. I’m not a foodie, but I may have to become one 🙂 -Deborah
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    • I’m not either but I saw something like this in a magazine and thought “I could totally do that” and then I did and it was delicious so I kept making it! LOL I can’t even exaggerate how easy this is

  18. I love sweet potatoes and although I like them to be super sweet with marshmallows, I also love them to be savor. I grow sage in my backyard because I love the way it tastes. This would be a perfect dish on our Thanksgiving table.
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  19. sounds great, I have never had sweet potato’s cooked this way, different!

  20. I’ll have to try making these
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  21. I love this! We are trying to eat healthier and these look the part!
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  22. Oh now that sounds delicious!

  23. These sounds amazing, thanks for sharing!
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  24. YUM!!! Sweet potato is my absolute favourite and I’m always looking for new recipes! Definitely going to try this one out!

  25. My family really like sweet potatoes. I am looking forward to trying this recipe.
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  26. I love this! I’m definitely going to try this for my Thanksgivukkah meal this year!
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  27. Yum! It looks delicious, and your pictures are beautiful!!!!!
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  28. Oh wow! That looks amazing. I pinned it to my Thanksgiving board.
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  29. Oh my hubby would LOVE this, I have to try this for him.
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  30. I love sweet potatoes so much, I created a Pinterest Board just for them! Pinned already! Would love for you to share with us at the Home Matters Linky party!
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