Jolayne Cooper


Last year I was looking for a St. Patrick's Day recipe that was a little different from my normal corned beef and cabbage. I found a few that looked interesting, but I decided to make this and liked it enough to include it again this year. You get your cabbage, but in a different way. Everyone seemed to enjoy it, hope you do as well.

I got the recipe from It said the recipe came from a Jane Brody cookbook.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    potatoes, red or yukon (i used russet)
  • 4 c
    shredded green cabbage
  • 1 c
    chopped onions
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3 oz
    cheddar cheese or 3 oz. hard cheese, grated
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make Colcannon


  1. Boil potatoes in lightly salted water until tender.
  2. Drain, reserving the liquid, and set them aside to cool. Using the reserved potato water, boil the cabbage and onion for about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Mash potatoes with milk, butter, and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add the reserved onion and cabbage mixture.
  5. Mix 2/3 of the cheese with the potatoes and transfer to a greased casserole or shallow baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining cheese on top.
  7. Heat in a moderately hot oven and let cheese on top brown slightly. (I used a 350 degree oven)

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About Colcannon

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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