Sweet Potato Apple Mash

No butter, sugar or anything else is added.

Just yummy goodness of the sweet potatoes and the apples! The sugar from the apples mixed with cinnamon creates a sweet sauce. Super easy, delicious and can be made ahead of time!

Recipe is bumped up for Thanksgiving. Enough to serve four with plenty left over!

When I make this for just my husband and I, we use 1-2 sweet potatoes and 1 apple 🙂

Sweet Potato Apple Mash


  • 4 Large Sweet Potatoes
  • 3 Fuji Apples (or any sweet variety you like!)
  • Cinnamon (LOTS!)
  • Water (about 1 cup)


  1. Peel & chop sweet potatoes into bite size chunks.
  2. Boil the sweet potatoes in a saucepan until they just start to get tender (saves on time!)
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, core & chop apples into bite size chunks (I like to leave the skin on, but you can peel if you'd rather).
  4. Once potatoes are ready, add the apples to another large pan and begin to cook them over medium heat.
  5. Mix apples frequently - adding water to the pan a little bit at a time (just enough to coat bottom).
  6. Once apples start to soften, COVER them with lots of cinnamon, stir and continue to add water as needed (shouldn't need more than 1 cup total for the dish).
  7. Drain the potatoes, toss with MORE cinnamon and add to the pan.
  8. Continue stirring until everything seems soft enough to mash it up.
  9. Remove from heat, mash & enjoy!
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