Traditional Irish potato dish, very easy to make. Bear in mind that the UK and Ireland weren't exactly known for their cuisine, but for authenticity, this is what you want. For unauthentic but enhanced flavor, you can add bacon bits, or Cheddar cheese, or both.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the potatoes, cabbage, and green onions into a large sauce pan, fill with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

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  • Drain the vegetables and place into a large bowl. Mash the potatoes and vegetables with the butter using a fork until the mixture is chunky, pouring in half-and-half gradually as you mash. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; 10.4 g total fat; 28 mg cholesterol; 113 mg sodium. 41.5 g carbohydrates; 6.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (35)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2010
Made this recipe for a St. Patrick's Day party and the family loved it! The only change I made was adding one clove of garlic to the mash.:-) Good the next day too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2012
Kind of bland but then Colcannon is that way. It's meant as a neutral side to a meat entree. That said I don't like cheese or bacon mixed into the dish. Read More
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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2010
Made this recipe for a St. Patrick's Day party and the family loved it! The only change I made was adding one clove of garlic to the mash.:-) Good the next day too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2010
Made this recipe for a St. Patrick's Day party and the family loved it! The only change I made was adding one clove of garlic to the mash.:-) Good the next day too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2012
I increased the milk/butter just a touch and I threw in a half pound of crumbled crisp bacon. Comfort food at it's best. I made Guinness Corned Beef to go with it. Excellent meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2011
Caulcannon was a regular dish in my house when I was growing up in Canada but my Irish mother also added other root vegetables such as carrots turnip and rutabaga. It's a great way to get kids to eat vegetables. My kids loved it and now make it in their own homes. We also don't use any milk products only butter and salt and pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2010
This was wonderful! All three of my children LOVED it including the baby! I did add the bacon AND colby cheese for a little extra flavor but it definitely didn't need flavor. I will make this our new favorite cabbage recipe and will also make it every St. Patty's day week. Thank you for sharing this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2010
I was told no Corned Beef on St. Patrick's Day but the Irish in me wanted to do something festive. I found this recipe and it was delicious! I only made half of the recommended serving amount and prepared it as a side dish. I did not use half-and-half but just added a little bit of milk at the end as well as a spoon full of sour cream. I also added crumbled bacon. It was perfect and a HUGE hit with my picky family!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2010
Good recipe we save half the raw onions and add them after cooking the way my Nana did to give it a little more bite and my kids like it with beef gravy on the side. My mum used to call this Irish welfare food it's what they ate when there was no money for meat...real traditional St Pats food. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2010
I doubled this recipe and I still had to keep my family from eating the whole thing and not leaving any for the next day's lunch. This is the real stuff very rich and tasty. I used a hand mixer (rather than a fork) because of the quantity and it worked just fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2010
Yum! The addition of cabbage to regular mashed potatoes made for an extra hearty buttery flavor. I made some minor subs based on what I had on hand - shallots instead of green onions and 1% milk instead of half-and-half but it was still great. Perfect for a snowy winter evening. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2010
Wow. Good colcannon! The half-half makes it ultra creamy! I made a few adjustments for my subsequent meals. Chicken broth and 1 TB of butter instead of cream and 1/4 cup butter. I am trying to watch the hips and it still tastes as good! I dash some nutmeg on it to which is a great flavor with this dish. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2012
Kind of bland but then Colcannon is that way. It's meant as a neutral side to a meat entree. That said I don't like cheese or bacon mixed into the dish. Read More
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