Colcannon Recipe: A Taste of Irish Comfort

Dish recipes: Colcannon
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Experience the heartwarming flavors of Ireland with our authentic Colcannon recipe. Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish that combines creamy mashed potatoes with tender cabbage or kale, creating a comforting and hearty side dish that's perfect for any meal. Whether served alongside a hearty stew or enjoyed on its own, Colcannon is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Let's dive into the rich culinary heritage of Ireland with this delicious recipe.


2 lbs (900g) potatoes, peeled and diced

1/2 head cabbage, finely shredded (or substitute with kale)

4 tablespoons butter, divided

1/2 cup milk or cream

Salt and pepper to taste

Optional: chopped scallions or chives for garnish


Place the diced potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. In another pot, add the shredded cabbage (or kale) along with a tablespoon of butter and a splash of water. Cook over medium heat until the cabbage is wilted and tender, about 10 minutes. Drain any excess liquid and set aside. Drain the cooked potatoes and return them to the pot. Add the remaining butter and milk or cream to the pot. Mash the potatoes until smooth and creamy, then stir in the cooked cabbage. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer the Colcannon to a serving dish and garnish with chopped scallions or chives, if desired. Serve hot.


Serve Colcannon alongside your favorite Irish dishes such as corned beef and cabbage or Irish stew. It also pairs well with grilled sausages or roasted chicken. Enjoy this comforting and flavorful dish as part of your St. Patrick's Day celebration or any time you crave a taste of Ireland's culinary tradition.

Colcannon is more than just mashed potatoes it's a symbol of Irish comfort and hospitality. With its simple yet satisfying combination of potatoes and cabbage (or kale), Colcannon has been a beloved dish in Irish homes for generations. Try our authentic recipe and savor the rich flavors of Ireland in every bite.