Irish Colcannon for Halloween

Jenn Conley


Colcannon has been eaten in Ireland on Halloween night for generations. Colcannon is wonderfully flavorful, incredibly filling, and oh-so warming on a cold Irish Autumn night. As far as traditional Halloween recipes go, this one is possibly the oldest and tastiest!

★★★★★ 2 votes
6 to 8
10 Min
1 Hr


1 lb
cabbage or kale, cooked
1 lb
potatoes, cubed and boiled until tender
2 medium
leeks or green onions, cleaned well and chopped
1 c
whole milk
1/2 c
real butter, melted
salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make Irish Colcannon for Halloween


  • 1Boil Kale or Cabbage in lightly salted water until tender. Chop.
  • 2Bring Milk to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Add leeks and cook until soft.
  • 3Drain Potatoes, add Salt and Pepper to taste. Beat until fluffy.
  • 4Return Potatoes to pot over a low flame.
  • 5Add Milk with Leeks to Potatoes.
  • 6Beat in cooked Kale or Cabbage until green and fluffy.
  • 7Remove from heat and serve hot. Make a well in the middle of each portion and evenly distribute melted butter into each well.
  • 8Dip each bite of colcannon in the butter before eating. Enjoy.

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