Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon – A Nutritious Colorful Side Dish

stack of roasted sweet potatoes

Roasted sweet potatoes are a favorite recipe of ours. Simple and sweet they pair especially well with chicken or turkey, though you can also serve them with a nice steak or pot roast.

This recipe is especially fast to prepare and family-friendly. Enjoy!

Time to Prepare:

45 minutes; 15 prep & 30 to cook

Ingredients

  • 4 Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 T Agave or Honey (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 2-inch cubes
  3. Line a baking dish with aluminum foil and spread sweet potatoes in a single layer
  4. Drizzle the sweet potatoes with the olive oil
  5. Sprinkle with the cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
  6. If you have a sweet tooth, add a touch of honey or agave.
  7. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until tender

Cooking Tips

  • Cooking time will vary depending on how big you cut the sweet potatoes. Larger chunks will take a little longer
  • Test for doneness by piercing the sweet potatoes with a fork
  • You don’t have to measure out the oil, agave, or cinnamon, this is just a guide. You can simply drizzle the oil right from the bottle. Try to get a little on each piece or you can toss gently with a fork.

Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients. Orange sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene. They also contain Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

Roasted sweet potatoes are the perfect complement to many meals. Here are just a few ideas in addition to the standard side dish.

roased sweet potatoes with fresh herbs
  1. Replace the standard sweet potatoes with marshmallows side many serve at Thanksgiving with this healthier version of the vegetable.
  2. Serve them sliced over a dark green leafy salad. This works especially well with coarser lettuce like kale.
  3. Cut the potatoes in smaller cubes before roasting and serve as a breakfast side.
  4. Add fresh herbs such as thyme or rosemary to compliment the main protein served.
  5. Replace half the sweet potatoes with white potatoes for a visually interesting dish.

Enjoy and don’t forget to check out the additional recipes on our website!

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