December 28, 2023

A Sweet Potato Casserole Unlike Any Other

A Sweet Potato Casserole Unlike Any Other

Step into a culinary wonderland with this recipe for exquisite Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Casserole from Louisiana Cookin. This recipe is a celebration of contrasting textures and flavors, where the creaminess of Yukon gold potatoes meets the sweetness of roasted sweet potatoes, all crowned with the smoky richness of Gouda cheese. Allow us to guide you through the steps of creating this delectable masterpiece.


  • 1½ pounds sweet potatoes, scrubbed and pricked all over with a fork
  • 1½ pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • ½ cup diced tasso
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened and divided
  • ¾ cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese
  • ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1½ teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • Garnish: sliced green onion


  1. Begin your culinary journey by preheating the oven to a comforting 375°F. As the oven warms up, place your scrubbed and fork-pricked sweet potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast them until they’re fork-tender, a process that takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour. During this time, savor the enticing aroma wafting through your kitchen.
  2. Once the sweet potatoes are ready, halve them and scoop out the luscious flesh into a medium bowl. Discard the skins and stir in ¼ cup of softened butter, smoked paprika, and Cajun seasoning. Mix until the butter is melted and the blend is smooth, creating a flavor-packed base for your casserole.
  3. In a separate stockpot, bring the Yukon gold potatoes to a boil. After 15 to 20 minutes, when they yield to the gentle prod of a fork, drain them and transfer to another bowl. Mash these golden gems until they achieve a velvety smoothness, then infuse them with flavor. Stir in salt and another ¼ cup of softened butter, ensuring thorough integration. Continue the decadence by folding in heavy whipping cream, sour cream, and the pièce de résistance – shredded smoked Gouda cheese. The result is a luxurious, creamy concoction that tantalizes the taste buds.
  4. Now, the assembly begins. Lightly spray a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray, setting the stage for your masterpiece. Alternately spoon heaping ¼ cupfuls of the sweet potato and Yukon gold mixtures into the dish. Use a butter knife or offset spatula to create a mesmerizing marbled effect, a feast for the eyes.
  5. Slide your creation into the still-warm oven, letting the casserole luxuriate in the heat for 25 to 30 minutes until the potatoes reach their peak of perfection. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, let vegetable oil shimmer and dance. Add diced tasso, stirring occasionally until it bathes in a light, golden brown hue, a testament to its tantalizing flavor. Sprinkle this savory delight over the baked casserole, and if you’re feeling particularly festive, garnish with a flourish of sliced green onions.

Serving Suggestions:

Complete your dining experience by pairing this Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Casserole with a light, crisp salad or steamed vegetables. The casserole’s rich and robust flavors find balance when accompanied by refreshing greens or the tender bite of perfectly steamed asparagus.

As your guests savor each sumptuous forkful of this Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Casserole, you’ll bask in the glory of a meal well-prepared. This recipe, a testament to the artistry of combining contrasting flavors, will undoubtedly become a staple in your culinary repertoire. Serve it at family gatherings, celebrations, or simply as a treat to yourself—a dish that transcends ordinary dining into a realm of culinary excellence.

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