Luann Crownover


I found this wonderful recipe on one of my favorite recipe pages...Texas Recipes on Facebook. This is so very yummy and would be great for a St. Pat's Day lunch or dinner.

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15 Min
20 Min


2-2 1/2 lb
russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
5-6 Tbsp
butter, unsalted with a bit more for serving
3 c
chopped kale, cabbage, chard, or other leafy green, lightly packed into measuring cup
green onions, including green tops, minced
1 c
milk or cream
salt to taste

How to Make Colcannon


  • 1Put the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold water by at least an inch. Add 2 tablespoons of salt, and bring to a boil. Boil until the potatoes are fork tender (15 to 20 minutes). Drain in a colander.
  • 2Return the pot to the stove and set over medium-high heat. Melt the butter in the pot and once it's hot, add the greens. Cook the greens for 3-4 minutes, or until they are wilted and have given off some of their water. Add the green onions and cook 1 minute more.
  • 3Pour in the milk or cream, mix well, and add the potatoes. Reduce the heat to medium. Use a fork or potato masher and mash the potatoes, mixing them up with the greens. Add salt to taste and serve hot, with a knob of butter in the center.

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About Colcannon

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Potatoes
Hashtag: #Irish