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Cinnamon Sweet Potato and Squash

Cinnamon sweet potato and squash is an easy side dish to pair with any meat. Serve it for your holiday feast or just a regular weeknight meal. I love that there’s not a lot of fuss to put this together. See just how easy it is to make below.

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.

Cinnamon Sweet Potato and Squash

Looking for a simple dish that pairs with almost anything? These roasted root vegetables are perfect for your Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas ham or any other meal in between. Serve with a roasted chicken, steak, pork or fish.

Sweet potato and butternut squash cook nicely together. They both have a hint of sweetness and taste delicious when sprinkled with cinnamon.

When making this dish, be sure to cut the veggies into similar-sized pieces. This way everything will cook evenly.

angle of cinnamon sweet potato and squash bites in a white dish.

Cinnamon Sweet Potato and Squash 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.
close up of sweet potato and squash cubes in a white dish

Cinnamon Sweet Potato and Squash Instructions

  1. PREP – Peel and chop the butternut squash and sweet potato. Mix the cinnamon, cooking oil and salt in a bowl. Drizzle overtop of the veggies and toss until evenly coated.
  2. BAKE – Bake at 400°F for 45-50 minutes or until soft when poked with a fork.
  3. SERVE – Let cool 10 minutes, then serve immediatley. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
looking down on white tray of squash and sweet potato cubes in cinnamon. Open pomegranate is beside.

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Cinnamon Sweet Potato and Squash

Cinnamon sweet potato and squash is an easy side dish to pair with any meat. Serve it for your holiday feast or just a regular weeknight meal.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups 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.
Nutrition
Sodium: 233mg | Calcium: 67mg | Vitamin C: 16mg | Vitamin A: 16879IU | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 476mg | Calories: 152kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Fat: 7g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 23g | 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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Cinnamon sweet potato and squash is an easy side dish to pair with any meal. Serve it for your holiday feast or just a regular weeknight meal. I love that there's not a lot of fuss to put this together.