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Colcannon Irish Potatoes

My mother came from Ireland as a teen and brought the comforting recipe with her. I find that it's a great way to get my family to eat cooked cabbage...hidden in Grandma's potatoes! —Marie Pagel, Lena, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 pounds potatoes (about 6 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup 2% milk

Directions

  • Place potatoes in a 6-qt. stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, covered, until potatoes are almost tender, 8-10 minutes.
  • Add cabbage and onion; cook, covered, until cabbage is tender, 5-7 minutes. Drain; return to pot. Add salt and pepper; mash to desired consistency, gradually adding butter and milk.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 129 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • Carol
    Apr 6, 2019

    Instead of onion I simmer leeks and the chopped cabbage in cream while the potatoes are cooking to add while mashing. Make a well for melted butter!

  • Deborah
    Mar 5, 2019

    Used to Colcannon recipes where potatoes are precooked and fried with cabbage, butter, and bacon. I can see where folks thought these were bland

  • caldwell1932
    Feb 11, 2019

    My granny always added left over corned beef or ham in it as well so I end up making this w/ham after Easter. So yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  • dublinlab
    Oct 26, 2016

    Very tasty, the potatoes are still a little wet, it will be great with winter potatoes. Janet VFE

  • habenaroman
    Feb 13, 2016

    We liked it.

  • suzie21
    Mar 29, 2013

    No comment left

  • SpunkeyKY
    Sep 14, 2011

    Quick, easy, & delicious!! It is a keeper!

  • jeaniene123
    Feb 25, 2010

    Bland! Are you kidding? This is a true Irish meal handed down from generations. This is all they had in there day to work with and I'm sure if your hungry enough you would eat it and love it. Maybe this food is not right for you. They didn't have canned chicken broth back in the day in IRELAND...

  • sshangra
    Sep 17, 2009

    Instead of water why not use either canned Chicken or Beef broth. Add some garlic salt, onion salt, and sprinkle with poultry and celery seasonings. This would make an extra tasty dish.

  • sshangra
    Sep 17, 2009

    Instead of water why not use either canned Chicken or Beef broth. Add some garlic salt, onion salt, and sprinkle with poultry and celery seasonings.  This would make an extra tasty dish.