Irish Champ


Irish champ is similar to colcannon but is made by blending green onions or scallions with creamy mashed potatoes. It's great on its own, served steaming hot with extra butter on top, but it's also a perfect side dish for good quality sausages.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and halved

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup butter, cut into pieces

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.

  2. Drain potatoes well, then return to the pot and cover with a clean dish towel. Place the pot over very low heat until potatoes are dry, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the milk and green onion in a saucepan over medium-low heat until warm, 3 to 4 minutes.

  4. Once potatoes are dry, add butter and salt; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Stir in warm milk mixture until well combined, then season with pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

326 Calories
13g Fat
47g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 326
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 56mg 278%
Calcium 144mg 11%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 1209mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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