Natalie's Amazing Irish Mashed Potatoes


These Irish mashed potatoes are pretty easy to make with simple ingredients and taste really good too!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 3 ½ pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup half-and-half cream, or more if needed

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder (Optional)


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain.

  2. Mash potatoes with a potato masher or an electric mixer on low in a bowl until smooth.

  3. Heat butter and half-and-half in a small saucepan over medium heat until butter is melted and half-and-half is warmed, 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Mash or beat butter mixture, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder into mashed potatoes until potatoes are light and fluffy. Stir additional half-and-half, 1 tablespoon at a time, into potatoes for creamier consistency.


Add finely sliced green cabbage to the warm milk mixture for colcannon-style mashed potatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

366 Calories
18g Fat
47g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 366
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 521mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 52mg 262%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 1148mg 24%

* 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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