Colcannon (Irish Mashed Potatoes)

Colcannon (Irish Mashed Potatoes) Recipe


Colcannon (Irish Mashed Potatoes) Recipe. Colcannon, also known as Irish Mashed Potatoes, is a classic dish that combines simple ingredients for a hearty side dish.

It’s made with potatoes, cabbage, onion, and bacon, all brought together with a splash of milk and a dollop of butter for extra richness. This dish is all about comfort, offering a satisfying blend of flavors and textures that goes well with almost any main meal.

Whether you’re rounding out a family dinner or adding a special touch to a festive occasion, Colcannon brings a piece of Irish tradition to your table.

Easy to make and universally loved, it’s a no-fuss option that promises to please a crowd, no matter the occasion.

A close-up image of a bowl of Colcannon, showcasing creamy mashed potatoes with green flecks of cabbage, topped with glistening, golden-brown chunks of bacon. In the foreground, there's a segment of a ripe red tomato, with a blurred glass and green napkin in the background, set on a blue, weathered wooden surface.

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A bowl of Colcannon, featuring creamy mashed potatoes mixed with bits of green cabbage, topped with crispy, golden-brown bacon pieces, presented on a blue rustic table alongside a green cloth napkin and a fresh red tomato.



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A close-up image of a bowl of Colcannon, showcasing creamy mashed potatoes with green flecks of cabbage, topped with glistening, golden-brown chunks of bacon. In the foreground, there's a segment of a ripe red tomato, with a blurred glass and green napkin in the background, set on a blue, weathered wooden surface.

Colcannon (Irish Mashed Potatoes)

Nesting Lane Indulge
Colcannon (Irish Mashed Potatoes): Discover the joy of this classic Irish side dish. Perfect for St Patrick's Day, it's a tasty mix of potatoes, cabbage, and bacon.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • pounds potatoes  peeled and cubed
  • 4 slices bacon
  • ½ head cabbage chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • ½ cup milk
  • salt to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup melted butter

Instructions
 

  • Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover them with water.
  • Heat until the water boils, then let the potatoes cook until they're soft, about 15 to 20 minutes. Afterward, drain the water.
  • While the potatoes are boiling, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Turn the bacon occasionally until it's evenly browned, which should take around 10 minutes.
  • Move the bacon to paper towels to drain off the excess grease. Once it's cooled, crumble the bacon into small pieces and keep it aside.
  • Keep the bacon grease in the skillet. Use it to cook the cabbage and onion over medium heat until they're soft and translucent, about 10 to 15 minutes. You can cover the skillet to make this go faster. Then, remove the skillet from the heat.
  • In a large bowl, mash the cooked potatoes. Add milk to the mashed potatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Gently mix in the crumbled bacon, cooked cabbage, and onion into the mashed potatoes.
  • Transfer this mixture into a large serving bowl.
  • Drizzle melted butter over the top and sprinkle with some of the crumbled bacon.
  • Serve hot.

Notes

 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 217mgPotassium: 756mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 1mg
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