I remember watching a cooking show and hearing of this awesome Irish meal, and so I changed it to fit my own needs and likes/dislikes. I love it and my boyfriend gets very excited when we get to make this dish! It's not only easy, but it's great as a leftover too! Garlic-flavored chicken broth works very well in this recipe.

Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 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.

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  • While potatoes are boiling, place cabbage into a pot with about an inch of water, bring to a boil, cover, and simmer the cabbage until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain the cabbage, and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, mash the potatoes and mayonnaise together, adding chicken broth by the tablespoon until you reach your desired consistency. Season the mashed potatoes with salt and pepper. Stir the cabbage into the mashed potatoes.

  • Place the cooked ham into a skillet over medium-low heat, and cook and stir until the ham is hot, about 3 minutes. Stir the cooked ham into the colcannon, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

379 calories; protein 19g; carbohydrates 38.7g; fat 17g; cholesterol 43.7mg; sodium 1014.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2010
This was very yummy! I halved the recipe since it was just for me and my husband sauteed a small minced onion with the cabbage and tossed in two crushed chicken bouillon cubes while the cabbage cooked down. It added great flavor. After I tossed everything together I mixed in a beaten egg put it all in a casserole pan and baked it for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees putting cheese all over the top for the last 10 minutes. Yum! Can't wait to make it again. Oh yeah I used light mayo instead of regular and boiled the potatoes with 3 crushed garlic cloves which I forgot to take our when I whipped up the taters. They came out delicous! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2017
This was fine but nothing special for us. Sarah's most helpful review of adding an onion garlic & an egg & casserole-ing it could change that.;) I think we'd like it more with the potatoes chunky as in Bubble n Squeak; Skillet Ham Cabbage & Potatoes or one similar. I haven't tried those. I can see getting kids to eat cabbage this way though! Good one!:D I followed the recipe except for halving it & adding a quarter t paprika & one carrot (cooked with the potatoes the last ten minutes). Thanks for posting Oh one more comment: Even with halving this it filled a four quart pot. Yow.:D We're eating leftovers - okay I am; but I am the one that counts the most right?!?:) Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2010
This was very yummy! I halved the recipe since it was just for me and my husband sauteed a small minced onion with the cabbage and tossed in two crushed chicken bouillon cubes while the cabbage cooked down. It added great flavor. After I tossed everything together I mixed in a beaten egg put it all in a casserole pan and baked it for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees putting cheese all over the top for the last 10 minutes. Yum! Can't wait to make it again. Oh yeah I used light mayo instead of regular and boiled the potatoes with 3 crushed garlic cloves which I forgot to take our when I whipped up the taters. They came out delicous! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2011
This was fast easy & very good! I wanted a traditional Irish meal for St. Patrick's Day & I found it with this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2012
I used a slightly different approach to this recipe using all the same ingredients. I had a good sized bowl of leftover mashed potatoes and a wedge of cabbage leftover from making coleslaw. I added a half of an diced onion with 1 Tablespoon of butter to a skillet & sauteed the onion for a couple of minutes - added the cubed ham and the cabbage with 1/4 cup of water. Covered and let the cabbage steam. Meanwhile I heated the mashed potatoes in the microwave - stirred them and added a Tablespoon of mayonnaise. When the cabbage was almost done - take the lid off and let the juices reduce. Stir in the potatoes. Done - all in less than 15 minutes. One skillet to clean up and a filling meal to boot. Thanks! This is comfort food. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I made the version suggested by Sarah. It came together easily as a casserole quicker since I left the potatos whole and unpeeled. It had a lot of flavor. Next time I might try making impressions with the back of a spoon and placing several sunny side up eggs to bake on top before adding the cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2012
What a unique recipe! I will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2017
This was fine but nothing special for us. Sarah's most helpful review of adding an onion garlic & an egg & casserole-ing it could change that.;) I think we'd like it more with the potatoes chunky as in Bubble n Squeak; Skillet Ham Cabbage & Potatoes or one similar. I haven't tried those. I can see getting kids to eat cabbage this way though! Good one!:D I followed the recipe except for halving it & adding a quarter t paprika & one carrot (cooked with the potatoes the last ten minutes). Thanks for posting Oh one more comment: Even with halving this it filled a four quart pot. Yow.:D We're eating leftovers - okay I am; but I am the one that counts the most right?!?:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2020
Delicious, we will make this again. We added cayenne to the cabbage as it boiled. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2021
Very interesting recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2016
Simple but good. I reduced the prep time by boiling the potato with the cabbage. Read More