Irish Champ Recipe

Authentic Irish Champ Recipe

Authentic Irish Champ Recipe

Irish champ is a traditional Irish dish made with mashed potatoes and green onions. While there are many different ways to make champ, the basic ingredients are always the same.

While champ may not be the most exciting dish out there, it’s definitely one of the most comforting. There’s something about its creamy texture and subtle flavor that just hits the spot. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make.

So if you’re ever in the mood for some good old-fashioned comfort food, champ is definitely the way to go.

Traditional Halloween Food

October is a month for many things: leaves changing color, the air getting cooler, and of course, Halloween. Even though trick-or-treating may look a bit different this year, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the holiday. One of the most important traditions is food, and no Halloween feast is complete without champ.

Great Tasting Traditional Irish Champ Recipe

This Irish Champ Recipe is a traditional way of using seasonal produce to make a very tasty side dish to any meal.  My Irish Champ recipe is a great comfort food that is easy to make but packed with flavour.

In this Irish Champ recipe I simmer the spring onions (scallions) in milk to take some of the harshness out of them but you can add the spring onions fresh into the mash if you like.

The secret to making a good Irish Champ is to season it well.  Make sure you use plenty of butter to add flavour but also season well with salt and pepper.

Try out my Authentic Irish Champ recipe and let me know what you think of it.

I’m sure you will enjoy it and it will become a family favourite.


If you like this recipe why not try out my Irish Pork Chop Recipe to go with this dish.

Irish Champ Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Irish Champ is a traditional comfort food made using potatoes, spring onion (scallions), butter and milk.  It is a great side dish that can accompany many meats and veg.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: camp recipe, champ, how to make champ, irish champ, Irish champ recipe, irish potato recipe, potato and scallions, potato and spring onion
Servings: 5 People
Calories: 235 kcal
Author: J.J. Sheridan
  • 650 g Floury potatoes cut into chunks
  • 6 Spring Onions, finely sliced
  • 250 ml Whole Milk
  • 100 g Salted Butter
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Boil or steam the potatoes until cooked through, this should take approx 20 - 25 minutes depending on size of the potatoes.

  2. While potatoes are cooking simmer the spring onions in milk for about 5 minutes the remove the spring onion a reserve the milk.

  3. Mash the potatoes and add a quarter/25g of the butter and some milk into the mash potato and mix.  Add enough milk to get to a creamy consistency to your liking.

  4. Season the mash with salt and pepper and add in the spring onions. Mix through and taste then adjust seasoning as necessary.

  5. Add potato to a plate making a hollow in the center. Melt the remaining butter and pour into each hollow in the potato.  Enjoy dipping the potato into the butter which is the traditional way to eat it in Ireland.

Recipe Notes

Allergens:  This recipe contains Milk

J.J. Sheridan

My Name is JJ Sheridan, born in Cork Ireland but spent most of my childhood in County Tipperary. I've been a Chef for a large number of years and have worked in a number of award winning restaurants. I love using local ingredients whenever possible in my food so that I can showcase the best of Irish.

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