Irish Champ

Irish Champ | A Teaspoon of Happiness

This recipe is not dairy free. It was published before Simply Whisked went dairy free, but I have chosen not to remove it as a reference for incoming traffic. Feel free to swap dairy free substitutes for the ingredients to make it dairy free.

Happy St. Patrick’s  Day! To celebrate, I thought I would share a follow-up side dish recipe from my dinner last week. Since I had made Guinness braised beef, I figured why finish off the meal with an Irish accompaniment – champ. Champ is basically a gussied up mashed potatoes.

You cook the potatoes as you normally would, but instead of adding the milk and butter to the potatoes as you’re mashing, you heat the milk and butter with the green onions to infuse the liquid with some flavor. Add the potatoes and mash them up. It’s that simple.

Irish Champ | A Teaspoon of Happiness


Irish Champ

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 6 medium baking potatoes, peeled, halved and quartered
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced


  1. In a large saucepan, boil the potatoes in salted water until fork tender.
  2. Strain potatoes, letting them rest in the colander.
  3. Add the milk, butter and green onions to the saucepan.
  4. Heat to a simmer over medium heat until fragrant.
  5. Return potatoes to the pan and mash to desired consistency.
  6. Serve with extra pats of butter (optional).


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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