I make this every St. Patrick's Day. My family loves it and I don't know why I don't make it more often. Don't forget to hide a dollar coin or two for the lucky children who find them.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Season the potatoes with salt, and mash with 6 tablespoons of butter, sour cream, egg, and milk.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart casserole.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon butter in a skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the cabbage, leeks, and onion until the cabbage is tender and the onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Crush 2 bouillon cubes into the cabbage mixture, and stir to blend and dissolve the cubes. Stir the cabbage mixture into the potato mixture until thoroughly mixed, and spoon into the prepared casserole.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes; top with Cheddar cheese, and return to oven until the cheese melts, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

282.5 calories; protein 6.9g 14% DV; carbohydrates 30.8g 10% DV; fat 15.4g 24% DV; cholesterol 61.5mg 21% DV; sodium 451.2mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2010
Made this for St. Paddys and everyone loved it. So filling and rich, but so, so delicious! I must confess, however, that I did start by frying up about a half pound of bacon, and then sauted the cabbage, leeks and onions in the bacon grease, and added the bacon back in the dish before baking. Boy, that was decadent and fattening, but divine! The whole family loved this and have been asking me to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2015
I was a little confused about the recipe calling for 3 potatoes. Maybe it turned out so dry because I used a couple more. 3 wouldn't have fed 8 people. At the end of the day except for the ol' raw egg debate you could get away without even baking this. Suppose that would defeat the purpose of the name. Sorry this just wasn't my favourite colcannon recipe. Glad I tried it though. Thanks Chardonnay Queen. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2010
Made this for St. Paddys and everyone loved it. So filling and rich, but so, so delicious! I must confess, however, that I did start by frying up about a half pound of bacon, and then sauted the cabbage, leeks and onions in the bacon grease, and added the bacon back in the dish before baking. Boy, that was decadent and fattening, but divine! The whole family loved this and have been asking me to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2010
Perhaps you meant 3 pounds versus 3 potatoes? This was delicious...I added 10 oz of chopped ham to make it a one course meal. Would make again... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2011
My potatoes were kind of small (organic reds) so I used a few more. I didn't have bouillion cubes but I did have chicken Better than bouillion so I used a couple teaspoons of that. Because I always make colcannon with bacon, I did add a half pound of cooked, crumbled turkey bacon. This was super yummy--we all enjoyed it quite a bit. A new unique way to eat colcannon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2010
VERY GOOD! I did add a little extra salt and pepper but that was my own preference. I would definately make this more often than just on St. Patrick's Day and I intend to! Also I did assemble this the night before and just baked it off the next day...it worked out perfectly! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2011
Great recipe! I used 2 bags of shredded hashbrowns instead of mashed potatoes. Chopped medium head of cabbage with 4 leeks sauteed in olive oil with salt till tender. Combined with uncooked hash browns and other ingredients (except bouillon because I had none ) added some garlic powder and paprika. I put cheese inside the mixture added some extra on top at the end of baking. Went well with pork chops. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2010
Thank you so much for posting a recipe that actually sounds like Colcannon. I have always prepared or purchased in an Irish pub Colcannon that is made with Irish bacon two kinds of cabbage and BAKED. That's the only way I have ever had it. I don't know what to call the other socalled Colcannon recipes I saw on this website. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2011
Turned out very good with a nice flavor. I used 5 large potatoes (Costco size) and also put 5 crushed garlic cloves in with the potatoes. Next time I think I will add some bacon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
Yummy! Made this last night to go with the corned beef for our "early" St. Patrick's day supper. Used kale instead of cabbage (my preference) used 10 very small white rose potatoes (all I had) and added about 1/2 lb. bacon diced and cooked crispy. Forgot to add the bit of milk -oops! Came out perfect! Just fit into my large Pyrex deep-dish pie plate. Hubby loved the addition of the bacon and the leeks added a nice bit of sweetness. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2011
I doubled this and took it to a St Patty's Day Potluck and it was a huge hit! 4 people asked for the recipe. I left out the leeks but other than that followed it exactly. I made it up the night before then baked it just before the party. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2015
I was a little confused about the recipe calling for 3 potatoes. Maybe it turned out so dry because I used a couple more. 3 wouldn't have fed 8 people. At the end of the day except for the ol' raw egg debate you could get away without even baking this. Suppose that would defeat the purpose of the name. Sorry this just wasn't my favourite colcannon recipe. Glad I tried it though. Thanks Chardonnay Queen. Read More
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