Orange Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes – Healthy Option

Orange cinnamon sweet potatoes are sweet, filling, and packed with heart-healthy nutrients. They’re also one of the easiest sides to make!

The Backstory: There’s delicious, and then there’s delicious. This recipe for fall’s favorite veggie is truly out of this world. Aside from the fact that sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins (A and C) and are an excellent source of fiber (this makes me so happy!), they simply taste terrific and let’s face it: all of us want our foods to be scrumptious and healthy. And why not? We deserve it. More of the Backstory after the recipe

Orange Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

Course Sides
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 pounds raw sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks (approximately 5-6 cups)


  1. Mix all ingredients (except for sweet potatoes) in a large bowl until blended.
  2. Toss in sweet potatoes until coated.
  3. Place potatoes onto non-stick baking sheet (or pan sprayed with non-stick spray) in single layer.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, turning after 15 minutes. Place under the broiler for the last few minutes of cooking, until desired crispiness is reached.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Information Per Serving
Calories:  130
Total Fat: 1g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 2g
Carbohydrates: 28g
Sodium: 120mg
Fiber: 3g

…The Backstory continues: My recipe for Orange Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes is perfect for Thanksgiving, Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, and all our wonderful fall holidays, but it’s also a perfect staple side dish to serve to your family throughout the year. Sweet potatoes are readily abundant, inexpensive, and easy to prepare. Yes, this dish requires a little bit of peeling, but the results are well worth it.  Book cover image

You can find this recipe and many more in my latest cookbook, Healthy Meals for Your Busy Life. In my new book, I’ve created a collection of delicious and satisfying recipes from Poached Pears in Fruit Juice to Broiled Halibut (or Salmon) with Garlic and Tarragon — that you can prepare in 30 minutes or less. I know you’ll love them and that they’ll leave you feeling full, satisfied, and happy that you’ve made healthful choices that don’t sacrifice on taste!

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Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

Franceen is one of country's leading voices in nutrition and health with 30 + years of experience as a senior food management executive, author, speaker, and TV host. Fran's followers adore her because she believes you should be able to have your kugel and not feel guilty about it. Her recipes, humor, and realistic approach to enjoying food and cutting through the hype of fad diets and quick fixes are what make her approach to a balanced lifestyle loved by so many.
Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

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