Champ Potatoes

Champ Potatoes are one among a list of delicious Irish potato mashes.

New potatoes with scallions and/or parsley and lots of melted butter make for a creamy, buttery side.

They are not unlike Colcannon but the cabbage in the Colcannon adds more texture and a hint of sweetness.

Colcannon casserole

Either one is a welcome sight at the table as far a I’m concerned.

These potatoes are perfect for a make ahead menu. With the cream and butter there are so moist they reheat beautifully.

Champ was traditionally a dish that was made with the first new potatoes harvested.

All recipes include some green element be it green onions and/or parsley or chives. Some recipes suggest substituting green peas but only if they are also fresh from the garden.

I served it with these Lamb Shanks in Guinness.

Three roasted lamb shanks in a bowl.

And we finished the meal with this delicious Irish Coffee Mousse with Caramel Sauce, Irish Whiskey and Baileys!

Four Irish Coffee glasses filled with Irish Coffee mousse and topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce.
Casserole of mashed potatoes with green onions and parsley mixed in and a well of melted butter in the center.

Champ Potatoes

Irish mashed potatoes with green onions and butter.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Irish
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 6 large potatoes Russet or Yukon Gold
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped green onions whites and tender green portions
  • 1/4 cup parsley minced, Optional
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted


  • Peel potatoes and cut into 2 " chunks. Bring to a boil in salted water. Simmer about 20 minutes until chunks are tender.
  • Drain potatoes and return the chunks to the pot. Leave on warm burner a few minutes so any excess water evaporates.
  • While potatoes are cooking bring milk to simmer in a sauce pan. Add the green onions and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Mash potatoes in the pot. Stir in the hot milk and half the melted butter. To serve transfer potatoes to serving dish. Make a well in the middle and pour in the remaining melted butter.


Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 1626mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 757IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 3mg
Champ Potatoes

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