Colcannon ~ To Tickle The Irish In Ya!

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"Spuds for St. Patrick's Day, though they are great any time. Such a great day to add veggies to the table, especially for the little ones. Great served with corned beef and carrots, with rolls on the side."

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (462.2 g)
  • Calories 335.2
  • Total Fat - 7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 17.6 mg
  • Sodium - 449.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 61 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.5 g
  • Sugars - 7.2 g
  • Protein - 9.2 g
  • Calcium - 125 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 49.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large sauce pan bring water to a boil and cook potatoes in water until tender, but not mushy. Drain well.

Step 2

In the meantime: Melt butter in large skillet. Add onions and cook until tender.

Step 3

Stir in cabbage or greens, and cook 5 more minutes, then remove from heat. Set aside.

Step 4

Using a mixer on medium setting, mash potatoes, milk, sour cream, salt and pepper.

Step 5

Stir in cabbage or greens mixture, making sure it is mixed in well.

Step 6

Spoon into serving dish, and cover with aluminum foil until ready to serve.


No special items needed.

11 Reviews


Delicious! Made exactly as written, except the addition of about a teaspoon of minced garlic that was languishing on my cutting board! Will make again! Made for play in What's On the Menu? tag game at Food Friends & Fun.


review by:
(13 Mar 2023)


Sometimes simplicity is great and this is one of those times. We had corned beef with a mix of beets and carrots, with rolls too. A delicious St Patty's Day dinner had by all!


review by:
(17 Mar 2020)

Picky Palate

I really loved the idea of making the Colcannon with kale instead of cabbage for change . It was absolutely delicious!


review by:
(19 Mar 2019)


I have always wanted to try Colcannon and am so glad I included these in my Irish dinner on St. Patrick's Day. They are creamy and delicious and tasted just great!


review by:
(27 Mar 2015)


I made a special meal for my husband and friends and made corned beef in the crockpot with potatoes, but I also wanted to make this colcannon, because it looked so good and I love mashed potatoes, so I made both, and these were chosen over the potatoes from the crockpot! I used kale to really make them green and they looked so pretty sitting on the table with the corned beef and other vegetables. We had such a nice dinner to celebrate my first St Patrick's day with my new husband and friends!


review by:
(18 Mar 2014)


I used a mix of kale and cabbage ... wonderfully simple and delicious. Definitely comfort food.


review by:
(29 Mar 2013)

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