Colcannon Recipe

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Denise Breault


I found this recipie years ago in a Reader's Digest. It looked simple and delicious, and it sure was! I fed it to my whole family for Thanksgiving dinner, and they just raved.


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4 or more
15 Min
30 Min


  • 4 slice
    bacon, uncooked
  • 1/2 large
    cabbage head, sliced into 1/4 inch strips
  • 1 medium
    onion, diced
  • 3 lb
    potatoes, cubed
  • ·
    butter, as desired
  • ·
    milk, as desired
  • ·
    salt, pepper, or season to taste

How to Make Colcannon


  1. in large pot, boil potatoes till soft, just like for mashed potatoes.
  2. while potatoes are boiling, fry bacon strips till done but not overly crisp. crumble or chop into bits and set aside.
  3. in pan with bacon grease, sautee the cabbage and onions till they both start to look a little clear, about 10 minutes. Add bacon bits and keep warm while you mash potatoes.
  4. when potatoes are ready, mash them as you usually would, adding milk and butter and any spices/seasoning you like best.
  5. add cabbage mixture to mashed potatoes and blend together.
  6. Put in large bowl and make a well in the center. Put butter to melt in the well.

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About Colcannon

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Hashtags: #Irish #mashed

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