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Cheap Irish Colcannon

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is a college try on a traditional favorite. Sometimes you're too poor to get all the ingredients for colcannon. It's a good quick filler for lunches in college. I like to put some brown gravy in mine, too, for more flavor."
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10 m servings 304
Original recipe yields 4 servings (6 cups)


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  1. Place the cabbage and broccoli in a saucepan, and fill with just enough water to cover the vegetables. Cover, and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes; drain.
  2. Stir in the prepared mashed potatoes, butter, garlic salt, and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 304 calories; 19.2 29.5 4.8 34 449 Full nutrition

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I'm a Yank living in Ireland and was taught to make Colcannon by my Irish mother-in-law. The recipe would be even cheaper if you used real potatoes and mashed them yourself. Also the type of ca...

This is a very good recipe, although I did change the instant masted potatoes to "real" red skinned mashed potatoes. I've made colcannon using carrots and cabbage, but REALLY liked the taste of...

Great recipe. I used real potatoes and just mashed them because I don't like instant potatoes. Actually, I hate them lol. I also sauteed the cabbage in a little bit of butter and a pinch of garl...