A Healthy Alternative to Mashed Potatoes


Mashed potatoes are loaded with butter, milk, and cheese, which sounds deliciously artery-clogging, but none of those foods help you hit your goals! Russet potatoes are mainly starch and carbs with not much nutritional benefit to be found.

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A. They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6, B1, and B2. They also have a good kick of potassium in them.


4 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 large sweet onion, chopped into similarly sized pieces as potatoes
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
1 heaping tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine potatoes and onion in a bowl. Add olive oil and toss to coat evenly. Sprinkle rosemary, salt and pepper on potato mixture and stir to combine.

Pour potato mixture on a cookie sheet and roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes, flipping potatoes and onions halfway through. Depending on the size of your potato and onion pieces, they may cook faster or slower. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.

Remove from oven and let it sit for a bit before serving!

Stay Koko Fit (and full)

Mary Obana
President & Co-Founder, Koko FitClub

*We are not certified nutritionists and make no claims to the contrary. Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. Recipes listed are suggestions and not recommendations. You are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to your health, in regards to diet, allergy awareness, and food preparations.*

2 thoughts on “A Healthy Alternative to Mashed Potatoes

  1. I would like to try the recipe but I need to have the nutritional information before getting started. It would be very helpful if you included the nutritional information with the recipes. Thank you.


    • Karl, we think that is a wonderful suggestion and will most likely start incorporating nutritional information into our posts come 2017. Thank you for reading!


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