Main Dish | October 8, 2014

Sweet Potato Tian

An overhead shot of a vegetable Tian

Tian? What on earth is a tian? WELL it is french. (that makes it much more attractive already right?) First, it is the dish/pan that the french used to cook and serve from and it is also the dish prepared in it. Usually its a vegetable type dish, there can be any form of squash, eggplants, onion and my version- a sweet potato tian. With such great vegetables, and a creamy custard, it filling and satisfying just as the entree itself.

A large tomato on a white dish cloth

Take your veggies and slice them all equally thin, except for the sweet potato, I like to slice that a little bit thinner to ensure that it cooks thoroughly.

Vegetables on a plate for making a sweet potato Tian

Pour the custard over, and bake. It reminded me a lot of this Farmers Casserole recipe that is also on the blog. It would make a great healthy breakfast!

A sweet potato tian in a baking dish and some on a plate


5 from 1 vote
Sweet Potato Tian
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Deliciously baked veggies with a creamy custard filling. Perfect as an entree or side dish!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Sweet Potato Sides, Vegetable Tian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 348 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1-2 large tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup cream
  • 3 eggs
  • about 10 basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  1. Slice vegetables and layer in a pattern.
  2. Chop garlic and basil.
  3. In a separate bowl, add eggs and lightly beat. Stir in remaining ingredients and pour over vegetables in the pan.
  4. Bake at 375 for about an hour, till vegetables are tender and custard is set.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Tian
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 209mg70%
Sodium 810mg35%
Potassium 568mg16%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 6180IU124%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 193mg19%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. ……….Hello there !! How tasty is that….? I must try your tian…I have made this dish many times but never poured egg/milk over it…..thanks …Querino

  2. Hello,

    How many servings would this make? I’m thinking of doubling the recipe and dividing it between 2 square pans.