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Choice Colcannon Recipe

Russ Myers


Colcannon (Irish: cál ceannann, meaning "white-headed cabbage") is a traditional Irish dish mainly consisting of mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage. Good with any broiled or barbecued meat or with crisp roast chicken.

★★★★★ 2 votes
6 / 8 servings
15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


1 1/2 lbs. potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 C. milk (or half-and-half)
1 1/2 C. cooked green cabbage or curly kale, chopped fine
4 Tbs melted butter or margarine, divided
1 Tbs. minced parsley
1 tsp salt, or to taste
1/4 tsp pepper, or to taste
6 green onions, chopped fine
Pinch of mace


1Cook potatoes until tender; drain well. Heat milk and on­ions until onions are soft; add to potatoes and beat with mixer until fluffy. Blend in cabbage, 1 tablespoon butter, parsley, salt, pepper and mace. Beat until potatoes and cabbage are fluffy. Pile into warm deep dish; make well in center and pour in remaining 3 tablespoons butter.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tag: Heirloom