Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Cabbage

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.


9 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
For a buttery dish with wonderful texture and flavor, we make the comfort food known as “colcannon,” an Irish version of mashed potatoes with cabbage. —Peggy Goodrich, Enid, Oklahoma


  • 6 medium potatoes (about 2-3/4 pounds), peeled and quartered
  • 3 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place potatoes in a 6-qt. stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine cabbage, onion and 1/4 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10-12 minutes or until tender. Drain potatoes; return to pan. Mash potatoes, gradually adding milk, butter, salt and pepper. Drain cabbage; stir into potato mixture.