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 recipe yields 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 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.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



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!

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(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!

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(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!

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(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!

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(18 Mar 2014)

Kchurchill5 "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

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

(29 Mar 2013)


I made these to have with your corned beef and cabbage for a traditional Irish dinner to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The lil guy thought it was so cool to be having a dinner that the leprechaun eat! The potatoes were really colorful and tasted just as good as they looked. These will now be part of our family tradition on St. Patty's Day!

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(18 Mar 2013)