Irish Mashed Potatoes Irish Mashed Potatoes

Irish Mashed Potatoes 150 Image by: Irish Mashed Potatoes 150 Author: Canadian Living

The simple yet sublime twist of adding green onions to mashed potatoes makes this traditional Irish dish known as champ. Use a vegetable mill or potato ricer for a light, airy and refined texture, just like you'd find in a restaurant. 

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2011



In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook potatoes, onion, garlic and bay leaf until potatoes are tender, about 18 minutes.

Drain and return to pot; shake over low heat for 1 minute to dry. Discard onion and bay leaf. Remove from heat; mash until smooth or press through food mill or ricer.

Meanwhile, in small saucepan, heat cream with butter over medium-low heat until hot. Stir into potatoes along with 1/2 cup of the green onions, salt, nutmeg and pepper. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in covered ovenproof dish for up to 24 hours; reheat, covered, in 350°F/180°C oven until hot, about 25 minutes.)

Serve sprinkled with remaining green onions.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 418 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 176.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Potassium 448 mg
  • Cholesterol 24 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g


  • Iron 4.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 25.0
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Irish Mashed Potatoes