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Champ Irish Mashed Potatoes

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  • Servings:

    4 (263 g) as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    15 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    40 minutes


Champ is a variation on mashed potatoes that is traditional in Ulster, in North Ireland. Less intense than the classic dish, these mashed potatoes use leeks instead of scallions and a small amount of olive oil instead of heaps of butter. The Yukons add buttery color and flavor so you won't miss a thing.
1 1/2 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 leek, washed and chopped
1 cup lowfat milk
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt
Pepper to taste
Champ Irish Mashed Potatoes


1. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook, partially covered, until tender (15-20 minutes).
2. While potatoes are cooking, combine leeks and milk in another saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until the leeks are tender (15 minutes).
3. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pan. Mash until smooth. Stir in oil, leeks, and milk. Season with salt and pepper. 


Nutritional Facts
Servings 4 (263 g)
Base Nutrients
Calories 204 kcal (10%)
Calories from Fat 38 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 4 g (6%)
Saturated Fat 1 g (5%)
Cholesterol 3 mg (1%)
Sodium 188 mg (8%)
Total Carbohydrates 37 g (12%)
Dietary Fiber 4 g (16%)
Protein 6 g (10%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C 37 mg (41%)
Calcium 114 mg (9%)
Iron 2 mg (11%)