Citrus Spiced Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Sweet potatoes aren’t just for Thanksgiving anymore or they shouldn’t be. Experiment with different recipes and reap their nutritional goodness anytime of the year. They pack almost 2x as much dietary fiber as regular potatoes and are a concentrated source of vitamin C, A, B6 and other antioxidants and minerals. Give this recipe for a side dish packed with a citrusy sweet taste a try tonight!

Citrus Spiced Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Recipe type: Side Dish
  • 2 lg or 1 ½ lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter (substitute with light or yogurt butter for less calories)
  • ½ cup orange juice (no pulp)
  • Zest from ½ an orange
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  1. In a large pot boil peeled and diced sweet potatoes until fork tender; drain and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add butter, orange juice, orange zest and cinnamon. Using a hand masher or electric mixer (I used my KitchenAid mixer), beat until no longer lumpy and all ingredients are well incorporated together.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve and enjoy!


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Renae is a married working mom of two handsome boys. She works as a registered dental hygienist by day and blogs here at How to Have it All by night. She enjoys cooking from scratch, working in her vegetable garden and functional training.

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  1. What a super unique combination of flavors! :-) I have featured your recipe here: and even pinned it to my Thanksgiving board on Pinterest here: !
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