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This super creamy Champ, loaded with sweet tender scallions would make for a great side with anything, but I've added some nutty gorgonzola which takes these mashed potatoes to another level.

Ultra-Creamy Irish Champ

Champ is a classic Irish side made with ultra-creamy mashed potatoes and sweet scallions. My version steps it up a notch with the addition of nutty and flavorful Gorgonzola Dolce.
Course Sides
Cuisine Irish
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Cheese, Potato
Diet Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Pescatarian, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 317kcal


  • 600 grams potatoes (such as Russet or Yukon Gold)
  • 100 grams scallions (6 scallions, sliced)
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 57 grams cultured unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 110 grams gorgonzola dolce


  • Scrub the potatoes and then put them in a large pot. Cover the potatoes with a few inches of water. Bring the water to a boil and then turn down the heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Boil the potatoes whole until a skewer easily passes through them. Drain the potatoes, and let them cool enough to handle.
  • Add the scallions, milk, butter and salt to a small saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil. Turn down the heat and cook the scallions until they are tender, but still green.
  • Peel the potatoes and pass them through a potato ricer or food mill.
    Using a potato ricer to mash the potatoes ensures the potatoes get evenly mashed, without making the Champ gummy.
  • Add the scallion mixture along with the gorgonzola and stir until combined. Be careful not to overmix the Champ or the potatoes will get gummy.
    A slab of Gorgonzola Dolce adds a wonderful nutty creamy flavor to this flavorful Champ.


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 799mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 880IU | Vitamin C: 21.8mg | Calcium: 246mg | Iron: 5.3mg