Best Irish mashed potatoes



15 min


35 min


10 to 12

Best Irish mashed potatoes

Photo, Erik Putz.

These mashed potatoes are versatile: you can add a bit of green or leave the kale on the side. They're tasty however you serve them.


  • 1.5 kg russet or Yukon Gold potatoes , peeled and cubed (3 large russets)
  • 1 large onion , peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 4 garlic cloves , smashed
  • 3/4 cup 35% cream
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter , plus 2 tbsp for garnish (optional)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped green onions , white and green parts separated
  • 2 cups packed chopped kale , stems removed (optional)


  • BRING a large pot of salted water to a boil with potatoes, onion and garlic. Boil until very tender, 15 min. Drain, then return potatoes, onion and garlic to pot over medium-high and shake pot to dry, about 20 sec.
  • HEAT cream, milk, 1/2 cup butter and salt in a small saucepan over medium, until hot. Stir in kale and white parts of green onion and let stand 5 min. Mash potato mixture with a masher. Stir in cream mixture, then green onions.
  • TO serve, transfer to a dish. Make a shallow hole in centre and add remaining 2 tbsp butter.


How to make the best mashed potatoes

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 234,
  • Protein
  • 4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23 g,
  • Fat
  • 15 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 753 mg.

Kitchen Tip: Using a ricer will produce fluffy mashed potatoes. Press potatoes with onion and garlic, in batches, through a ricer into same pot over medium-low. Continue with recipe.