Total TimePrep: 25 min. Cook: 35 min.
- 1 medium head cabbage (about 2 pounds), shredded
- 4 pounds medium potatoes (about 8), peeled and quartered
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup chopped green onions
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- Minced fresh parsley
- Crumbled cooked bacon
- Place cabbage and 2 cups water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until cabbage is tender, about 10 minutes. Drain, reserving cooking liquid; keep cabbage warm in separate dish.
- In same pan, combine potatoes and reserved cooking liquid. Add additional water to cover potatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until potatoes are tender, 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, place milk, green onions, salt and pepper in a small saucepan; bring just to a boil and remove from heat.
- Drain potatoes; place in a large bowl and mash. Add milk mixture; beat just until blended. Stir in cabbage. To serve, drizzle with butter; top with parsley and bacon.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 168 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 361mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.
Mar 17, 2019
This was a first for me and it was delicious. It was a little thinner than I expected but since I've never had it, I wasn't sure if it was normal or I put a bit too much liquid. I added a bit of shredded cheese to thicken it a bit and the results were fantastic. I'm definitely making this again.
Mar 17, 2019
I always separated the carrots, potatoes and cabbage, but no more, I simply loved this dish with carrots on the side or stirred in. Mother used to fix this all the time but failed to pass the recipe on. I will be fixing it quite often because it is good and fabulous for me!
Mar 17, 2019
Thanks to DNA testing, I found out that I am 23% Irish. (That explains a lot)! This recipe spoke to my Irish ancestry. It is so delicious! I cut the recipe in half and used 2% milk because that is what I had, I will make this often. Meanwhile, Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona!
Mar 17, 2018
Have been making colcannon for years and even know the words to the song.... yes, there is a song about colcannon. It's nice to see a recipe that actually has bacon in it. If you ever do a search, most don't. Not to criticize, and I realize that a lot of comments are quite old but my Irish blood just boils when I see anyone type St Patty's day.... it's PaDDY... the D's make it masculine, short for Patrick... or more correctly Padraig. Patty is a derivation of the feminine Patricia. Sorry for the rant but they'd never forgive me in County Clare if I didn't say something. Otherwise, excellent recipe and to the person questioning the amount of salt.... considering that potatoes and cabbage are notoriously bland.... yeah, a "lot" of salt is needed.
Mar 15, 2018
One of my absolute favorite side dishes!
Feb 27, 2018
I've been making colcannon for decades and usually just "wing it." When I saw this printed in the Feb/March Simple and Delicious magazine, I decided to actually follow a recipe. I cut the recipe in half since there are just two of us who shouldn't be noshing on high carbs, and I knew leftovers would be deadly to my good intentions. This recipe really delivered on flavor and ease of preparation. I used a bit more butter (added to the milk mixture) and we added salt and pepper to taste at the table. I will be serving this again soon for St. Patrick's Day!Lynne, Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor
Mar 24, 2016
I'm from Idaho and thought I had done and seen every thing you could do with a potato. Then I found this in Taste of Home 2003. Unbelievably delicious! I was so impressed I make it every year for St.Patty's day. If you like potatoes and cabbage you are going to love this, it's a keeper!
Mar 12, 2016
I was looking for a recipe with cabbage in it and I saw this. I have to admit, I was afraid I wouldn't like them, but they were really tasty.
Jan 26, 2016
I loved this recipe. Very tasty.
Nov 3, 2015
I served this with corned beef instead of boiled cabbage and potatoes. It was delicious!