Ellen Bales


This traditional Scottish side dish comes from the border region of Scotland. It's a wonderful, tasty way to use up vegetables. It is reminiscent of the Irish colcannon.
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  • 4 large
    potatoes, peeled and cut up (or 2 cups mashed)
  • 3 medium
    turnips, peeled and cut up (or about 1 cup mashed)
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 9 oz
    savoy cabbage or kale, cut up
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    grated cheddar cheese



  1. Cook potatoes and turnips for about 20 minutes and mash.
  2. Stir mashed vegetables together in a large bowl; set aside. Melt half the butter in a large skillet and add cabbage. Cook over medium heat, stirring, about 2 to 3 minutes or until soft.
  3. Add the cabbage to the mashed potatoes and turnips; season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the remaining soft butter and blend well.
  4. Transfer mixture to a greased or sprayed 2-qt. casserole dish. Sprinkle cheese over the top and cover.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 25 minutes. Remove cover and bake 5 minutes longer, or until cheese is golden brown.
  6. SUGGESTION: Add a little onion or garlic (or both!) for extra flavor.

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Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Wheat Free

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