This colcannon recipe uses leeks and green cabbage but it tastes equally delicious with kale. It is traditional Irish Halloween fare but so comforting, it's good anytime!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 pound potatoes

  • 1 pound green cabbage, sliced

  • 2 small leeks, cleaned and thinly sliced

  • 1 cup milk, or as needed

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch ground mace

  • ½ cup butter


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain.

  2. While potatoes are boiling, simmer or steam cabbage in a separate pot until tender. Drain and chop; set aside and keep warm.

  3. Place leeks in a small pot; add just enough milk to cover. Simmer over low heat until leeks are soft, about 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Season potatoes with salt, pepper, and mace; mash well. Stir in cooked leeks and milk. Stir in cabbage and heat through until potatoes are pale green in color. Make a well in the center of the colcannon and pour in the melted butter. Mix well and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

239 Calories
16g Fat
21g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 239
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 44mg 219%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 529mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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