Irish Colcannon

Irish Calcannon

Serves 8

Irish Colcannon brings mashed potatoes to a whole new level with flavorful onions and nutritious cabbage. These Irish mashed potatoes are the perfect way to sneak extra veggies into your meal! Warm and fluffy, with plenty of butter, and maybe some garlic. They’re pure comfort food! If you’re really feeling decadent, serve the colcannon with a pat of butter on top. The butter will melt into the hot potatoes, making it really extra-ordinary. That is truly the Irish way to serve colcannon!

Irish Colcannon Recipe


  • 6 – 7 medium white potatoes
  • 2 – 3 cups chopped cabbage
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk or cream
  • 1/3 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or margarine
  • 3 green onions

Peel the potatoes (optional) and cut into 1 – 2 inch pieces. Cover with water in a large pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until fork tender, approximately 8-10 minutes.

While the potatoes are coming to a boil, chop the cabbage into bite size pieces. Chop the green onions into ¼ – ½ inch pieces. Sauté cabbage in a pan with 1/3 cup vegetable broth and 1/3 cup water. Add salt and pepper to taste and a pinch of garlic powder if desired. Cook on medium heat until tender.

Drain the potatoes and transfer back into the pot. Add ½ cup milk or cream to the potatoes and mash. Stir in the cooked cabbage, green onions and oil/margarine. Add salt & pepper to taste. Serve!