This Spiralized Sweet Potato Au Gratin with Kale is the perfect side dish – It’s creamy, hearty and delicious!
I’ve got a yummy new side dish to share with you guys today – Spiralized Sweet Potato Au Gratin with Kale and yes, it’s a mouthful… A delicious mouthful of creamy gruyere & parmesan cheese, hearty kale, and yummy sweet potatoes!
I decided to spiralize these sweet potatoes with my cool new Kitchen Aid attachment. I mean, why not? I’m trying to find every way I can to justify my purchase and they look so cute too! Of course, if you don’t have a spiralizer, you can also just thinly slice and layer the potatoes. Did you know that sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A and fiber? Plus, we’re adding in a few handfuls of kale… All those healthy goodies mean that we have some wiggle room to at least be a little decadent, right?
Enter the gruyere, parmesan and crispy panko topping…
I wanted to make this dish a total comfort food. I added in some warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and them whirled them around with the sweet potatoes and a bit of heavy cream. Layer all that goodness up between layers of the gruyere and parmesan and then top with some crispy panko breadcrumbs… Pop this au gratin into the hot oven, revel in the amazing aroma, and be prepared to dive into this hot, bubbly sweet potato yumminess.
In reality, this “side dish” is hearty enough to be considered a meal in its own… Plus, it’s vegetarian-friendly, making it a perfect option for Meatless Monday. However, if you’d like to serve it up as part of a full meal deal, I’d highly suggest teaming it up with this Easy Roasted Chicken or these Apricot Glazed Cornish Game Hens.
Grab the recipe for this Spiralized Sweet Potato Au Gratin with Kale here and be sure to keep reading below for a chance to win a Vitamix blender for you and a friend!
PS – Have some leftover sweet potatoes? Make these Sweet Potato Dog Chews for your pup too!
Wine Pairings for Spiralized Sweet Potato Au Gratin with Kale:
- This sweet potato au gratin is amazing paired with a Sauvignon Blanc – It’s bright acidity and herbal notes are the perfect compliment to the rich cheese sauce.
- Try pairing some bubbles with this dish – A bit of effervescence is amazing paired with the creamy sauce and crispy topping.
I teamed up with the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission to bring you this post. As always, all opinions are my own.