Ham and Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin

If you like Au gratin potatoes then you must try my version using ham and sweet potatoes. I use smoked cheese and red pepper flakes to kick up the heat a little.  Adding a little honey to brings out the sweetness of the ham and sweet potatoes. This recipe is so warm and comforting it will easily pair well with all of your favorite fall roasts.

Author: Christa Johnston

Christa Johnston is a busy wife and mother of two young boys and a self-proclaimed foodie. Her love of cooking stems from growing up in a large family where food was always in abundance and a focal point of every gathering. As a teenager, Christa was a frequent shopper of the Shoreview Fresh and Natural Foods location even as a young dancer grabbing a quick snack between classes. Now, with her two boys in tow she shops weekly for a quick sandwich, deli salad or natural organic ingredients to provide healthy eating choices for her delicious recipes! Christa will transform your Sunday Funday!



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter and add in the garlic and onions. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the flour and chili flakes and cook for 1 minute. Add the heavy whipping cream and chicken broth and some salt and pepper to taste and stir.

Grease a small baking dish and layer 1/2 of the sweet potato slices evenly into dish followed by a layer of diced ham. Then pour half of the cream sauce over the potatoes and ham and sprinkle half of the shredded gouda over the cream. Next drizzle a small amount of honey evenly over the cheese. Repeat with the second layer of potatoes, ham, cream sauce, cheese and honey.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes. Allow to cool slightly and enjoy!

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Recipe Type

Course Type

  • Entree
  • Side Dish

Skill Level

  • Beginner