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Irish Colcannon Potatoes

Irish Colcannon Potatoes

Today we are celebrating National Potato Lovers Day (February 8th). The Foodie Extravaganza Party asked us to share our favorite spud recipe. This is the perfect opportunity to make Irish Colcannon Potatoes. St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching and this is the perfect “mash” for Bangers and Mash, a traditional British recipe.

I have had Bangers and Mash a couple of times on vacation and really enjoyed it. The first time I ate the dish was in Walt Disney World at the Rose and Crown in Epcot. I enjoyed this dish very much! Originally I planned to order something else, I cannot even remember now. I’m happy it did or I never would have given this dish a chance. The second time I had this was at Universal Studios Hollywood at the Three Broomsticks in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Again, it was yummy, but this time I had a better idea of what to expect. I decided to base this recipe on the Harry Potter version. Both were delicious and I would have them again.

Irish Colcannon Potatoes Recipe

Irish Colcannon Potatoes

Irish Colcannon Potatoes

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Traditional Irish Colcannon Potatoes. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day or to make "Bangers and Mash".


  • 1/2 head cabbage, shredded
  • 4 pounds medium potatoes (about 8), peeled and quartered
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • fresh parsley, chopped
  • cooked bacon, crumbled


  1. Put cabbage and two cups water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until cabbage is soft. This will take approximately ten minutes. Drain all liquid from cabbage. Keep cabbage warm while completing the remaining steps. .
  2. In the same pan used to cook the cabbage, combine potatoes and enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and cook uncovered until potatoes are tender. This should take about 20-25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, put milk, green onions, salt and pepper in a small saucepan and bring just to a boil, then remove from heat.
  4. Drain the potatoes and put the potatoes in a large bowl and mash. Add milk mixture and blend (you can use a mixer if desired). Stir in the cabbage.
  5. Serve immediately with a pat of butter, parsley and bacon sprinkled on top.


Adapted from Taste of Home

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 407mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 7g

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Irish Colcannon Potatoes
Irish Colcannon Potatoes

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  1. Jolene Martinelli says:

    Despite having Irish in my family tree, I’ve never had colcannon. Definitely have to put it on the to-try list!

  2. wendyklik says:

    One of our favorite dishes. How fun that both times you tried them was while you were at amusement parks.

  3. I’ve had this at Universal too! Love Colcannon. Yours looks delicious, especially with that bacon.

  4. The bacon on there! I love colcannon but I need to try it with bacon and extra butter!

  5. I’ve always loved these potatoes! Pure comfort food!!! It’s sad that I only think of them around St. Patrick’s Day!

  6. mmmm! this looks delicious I love colcannon and that bacon on top!

  7. Putting this on my to-try list. Maybe fore St. Patrick’s Day. Thanks for sharing.

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