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Irio also known as African mashed Potatoes

African Irio (Mashed potatoes, corn and peas)

This medley of Potatoes, corn, and peas is very delicious, very filling, and perfect for a mid-week comfort food dinner.
Course Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine African
Keyword homemade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 People
Calories 127kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 2-1/2 pounds potatoes
  • 1-1/2  cups  green peas
  • 1-1/2 cups corn
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel the potatoes and cut each into evenly sized chunks - about an inch thick.
  • Put the potatoes, Peas, and corn in a large stockpot and add enough water so that the water line sits about 1 inch above the potatoes.
  • Leave to cook on medium-high for about 15 to 20 minutes or till the potatoes are tender.
  • Drain the excess water (if any) but leave about four tablespoons inside the pot for easy mashing.
  • Season with salt and black pepper, and mash with a wooden spoon or potato masher until all potatoes are nicely mashed.
  • Stir the butter into the mixture.
  • Serve hot with roasted lamb, beef, chicken, or fish.


  • Although butter is optional, it gives the meal a richer depth of flavor that I really enjoy.


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 20.6mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 3.3mg