Sweet Potatoes Ana


Try this recipe if you want to do something a little different than the traditional sweet potato casserole. If you've got a 9 to 10-inch cast-iron skillet, use it here-otherwise an ovenproof nonstick skillet will work fine. While we've used 3 different color sweet potatoes-orange, white and purple fleshed, feel free to use your favorite.

Prep time: 15 Min
Cook time: 50 Min
Total time: 1 Hour 5 Min



Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Thinly slice the potatoes using a mandoline, the slicing blade of a food processor or a chef’s knife.

Place the butter in the cast-iron or ovenproof skillet and melt it in the preheated oven. Remove and swirl the butter around to coat, and then pour the butter into a dish.

Arrange the sweet potato slices in overlapping concentric circles in the skillet, brushing each layer with some of the butter, sprinkling with salt and pepper, and pressing down to compact, until all of the potatoes and butter have been used. Place a layer of foil directly on the top layer and place an empty pan on top to pack the potatoes down.

Bake until the potato cake can be easily pierced with a knife indicating the potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes. Run a metal spatula around the edge and then carefully invert the potato cake onto a serving platter.


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  • By: Maggie H

    Leave the pan in place. It will hold the potatoes together and let them cook like a sliceable cake.

  • By: Rebecca

    When you place the pan on top to pack it down do you remove the pan before baking or bake with the pan in place

  • By: M-MH

    This has become a new tradition for our Thanksgiving table. Some of our recipes have been in the family for generations and it takes something special to make the cut. Thank you so much for this exciting addition.

  • By: Cara Hersey

    I made these last year to replace our typical boring sweet potato dish and they were a HUGE hit! I’ll be making a double or triple batch this year just to insure I have leftovers. Last year the pan was eaten clean! Great recipe and a new tradition for the Hersey family!

  • By: Marcy Hawley

    For the sweet potatoes; do you remove the foil and empty pan before baking?

    • By: Cara Hersey

      Marcy leave the foil and heavy pan on during baking. It helps hold the whole thing together so you can turn it out onto a serving dish and slice it like pie!

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