Champ Irish Mashed Potatoes - 2 Guiding Stars
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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.


  • 1½ lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 leek, washed and chopped
  • 1 cup lowfat milk
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • Pepper to taste


  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 analysis per serving: Calories 205; Total Fat 4g (5% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1g (5% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 3mg (2% DV); Sodium 190mg (8% DV); Total Carbohydrate 37g (13% DV); Dietary Fiber 4g (14% DV); Total Sugars 6g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 6g; Vitamin D 6% DV; Calcium 8% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 20% DV; Vitamin C 40% DV; Vitamin B6 35% DV; Copper 20% DV.
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