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Cinnamon Sweet Potato and Squash

Cinnamon sweet potato and squash is an easy holiday side dish to pair with any meal. Butternut squash and sweet potato are roasted with simple seasonings and cinnamon.

Serve with chicken, beef, ham or roasted turkey for a flavorful side dish.

cinnamon sweet potato and squash bites in white baking dish with silver spoon. Dish is on wood cutting board with kitchen towel, parsley and opened pomegranate surrounding it.

Easy Side Dish Using Sweet Potatoes

  • Looking for a simple dish that pairs with almost anything? This recipe is it!
  • Sweet potato and butternut squash play nicely together. If you cut them the same size, they will cook beautifully.
  • Both veggies have a hint of sweetness and taste delicious when sprinkled with cinnamon.
  • It’s a side dish that’s perfect for a Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas ham or any other meal in between. Serve with a roasted chicken, steak, pork or fish.
  • We love roasting vegetables! For more easy recipes try our roasted root vegetables with pomegranate, cooking root vegetables with roasted chicken, or easy sheet pan meal of chicken thighs with root vegetables.
angle of cinnamon sweet potato and squash bites in a white dish.

Recipe Ingredients

  • BUTTERNUT SQUASH: You’ll need 3 cups of chopped butternut squash.
  • SWEET POTATO: You’ll need 3 cups of chopped sweet potato.
  • COOKING OIL: I use avocado oil because it has a high smoke point, which is great for baking vegetables.
  • CINNAMON: The cinnamon adds an extra hint of sweetness and the most wonderful fragrance as these root veggies roast in the oven.

How To Make Cinnamon Sweet Potato Squash

Just chop, toss and bake! Here’s a quick overview with full instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Peel and chop the butternut squash and sweet potato. Mix the cinnamon, cooking oil and salt in a bowl. Drizzle over top of the veggies and toss until evenly coated.
  2. Bake for just under an hour until soft when poked with a fork.

Leftover cinnamon sweet potato squash can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. These can be reheated in the microwave or in the oven. I love to serve leftover roasted vegetables along with rice in a simple bowl meal similar to our sweet potato taco bowl.

close up of sweet potato and squash cubes in a white dish

Recipe Tips

  • Be sure to cut the veggies into similar-sized pieces. This way everything will cook evenly.
  • Smaller pieces will cook faster. Check for doneness by poking with a fork.
  • You can add an optional sprinkle of brown sugar or coconut sugar to give an extra bit of sweetness.
looking down on white tray of squash and sweet potato cubes in cinnamon. Open pomegranate is beside.

More Sweet Potato Recipes

Cinnamon Sweet Potato and Squash

An easy side dish to pair with any meal. Serve with a holiday feast or just a regular weeknight dinner.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups butternut squash - peeled and cubed
  • 3 cups sweet potato - peeled and cubed
  • 3 Tbsp cooking oil - I used avocado oil
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a bowl, mix together the cooking oil, cinnamon and salt.
  • Add the chopped sweet potato and squash to a baking dish. Drizzle the cinnamon sauce overtop and toss together.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes flipping half way. Squash and sweet potato are done when they're soft when poked with a fork.

Recipe Notes:

  • Be sure to cut the veggies into similar-sized pieces. This way everything will cook evenly.
  • Smaller pieces will cook faster. Check for doneness by poking with a fork.
  • You can add an optional sprinkle of brown sugar or coconut sugar to give an extra bit of sweetness.
Nutrition
Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 16879IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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