Irish Colcannon

  • Author: Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Mashed potatoes, sauteed cabbage, and butter come together to form this Irish Comfort food classic dish. The dish is the perfect accompaniment to many of my traditional Irish and American dishes.



  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed, peeled and diced
  • 1 sticks butter
  • 1 1/4 cups hot milk
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 head cabbage


  1. Fill a large pot with cool water, enough to cover the potatoes and cabbage. Take the half cabbage and cut it in half again, leaving the core intact. Boil the cabbage and potatoes together in the same pot until fork tender.
  2. When the cabbage is to your desired tenderness, remove it from the pot and allow it to drain and cool slightly. Once it is cool enough to handle, roughly julienne or chop the cabbage for addition into the mashed potatoes.
  3. Once the potatoes are fork tender, remove from the heat and drain. Mash thoroughly to remove all the lumps. Add the stick of butter in pieces and then gradually add hot milk, stirring all the time. Season with a few grinds of black pepper and salt, to taste.
  4. Add cabbage into mashed potatoes, stirring them in gently.
  5. Serve alone or as a side dish.


Alternatively, you can choose to saute your cabbage shreds rather than to boil them in with the potatoes. I enjoy mine boiled but the caramelization of the cabbage from the saute does lend a lot of flavor into this simple dish.Using kale instead of cabbage is also an option if you enjoy kale like I do.

  • Category: Sides, Vegetable
  • Method: stove
  • Cuisine: Irish


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: Potato Side Dish Recipes, Potatoes and Cabbage, Mashed Potato Recipes