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Rich and Creamy Irish Mashed Potatoes Recipe

You haven’t had the best mashed potatoes until you’ve tried this Irish mashed potatoes recipe. Impress your guests this St. Patrick’s Day with this tasty, holiday dish!

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: Irish Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Servings: 4 people
Author: Annette Reeder


  • 4 Idaho Red  potatoes (2 to 2 1/2 pounds) peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter with more butter for serving
  • 3 lightly packed cups of chopped spinach steamed in the microwave
  • 3 green onions (including the green tops) minced (about 1/2 cup)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Season with salt and pepper for personal preference


  • Boil the potatoes: Put the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold water by ½ inch. Add 2 tablespoons of salt, and bring to a boil until the potatoes are fork-tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain in a colander
  • Saute the spinach and the green onions with butter until well done and onions are somewhat translucent
  • Mash the potatoes with sour cream and greens mixture
  • Add salt to taste and serve hot, with a knob of butter in the center