Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a recipe my daughter Heather came up with, though when she makes it she adds more butter and cheese than what I've stated. When I say spring onion I'm referring to the one without the onion on the end. I think Americans call it scallions and it is also known as green onions. You could try different cheeses.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and cut potatoes into large chunks; place in a pot; cover with cold water; cook over medium heat until tender but still holding their shape.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, grate the cheeses, finely slice the spring onion, and chop the ham into small pieces.
  3. Warm the milk.
  4. Drain potatoes; return to the stove for a minute or two to dry out the water.
  5. Mash potatoes; add the butter and warm milk. You should have a smooth thick mixture.
  6. Add the Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, spring onion, ham, and salt and pepper to taste; mix well with the potatoes.
Most Helpful

Yum! I rarely make mash since I don't particularly like potatoes, but DH loves mash, so this was a treat for him! And a really good treat too!! I made half the recipe, just for us, and I omitted the ham, since we were having bangers 'n' mash, plus onion and mushroom gravy, overall, a real comfort meal and you really made his night, Pat, thank you :) Made for PRMR tag game

Karen Elizabeth March 12, 2013

finally mr picky loves this one good one pat

Dienia B. August 23, 2012

Loved these. I did not use the ham, but did use everything else. I scaled down the recipe to make two servings, but now I wish I had some leftovers. Barely more work than plain mashed potatoes, but a lot of flavor.

duonyte August 11, 2012