This is a great side dish for corned beef on St. Patrick's Day. It is very smooth and rich! The recipe came from my mother-in-law, who is first-generation Irish.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and reserve the cooking liquid. Allow potatoes to cool until they can be handled.

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  • Boil cabbage and onion with the reserved potato water in a pot until softened, about 5 minutes. Drain.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.

  • Peel and cut potatoes into chunks; place in a large bowl.

  • Mash skim milk and butter into potatoes until mixture is smooth.

  • Stir drained cabbage and onion into potato mixture.

  • Fold cream cheese, salt, and black pepper into potato mixture, stirring until the cream cheese melts.

  • Pour potato mixture into prepared casserole dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until browned, 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

234.7 calories; 6.5 g protein; 30.6 g carbohydrates; 31.6 mg cholesterol; 120.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2012
Very tasty! I used red potatoes and left the skins on instead of peeling them. I did need to cook the cabbage and onions longer than stated to soften them. I added a bit more salt and pepper as well. This was a very satisfying side dish for our St. Patrick's Day dinner. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/21/2014
We thought that this dish would be really good but we were not keen on it. It was rather bland-tasting and I won't add 'a hefty dose of salt' to anything to add flavour. Not a keeper. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2012
Very tasty! I used red potatoes and left the skins on instead of peeling them. I did need to cook the cabbage and onions longer than stated to soften them. I added a bit more salt and pepper as well. This was a very satisfying side dish for our St. Patrick's Day dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2012
Very tasty! I used red potatoes and left the skins on instead of peeling them. I did need to cook the cabbage and onions longer than stated to soften them. I added a bit more salt and pepper as well. This was a very satisfying side dish for our St. Patrick's Day dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2012
Made tonight to go with corned beef. Very good. i did not have cream cheese so used a mix of sour cream and plain yogurt...healthier and still delicious. You do need to add a healthy amount of salt for flavor but turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2013
These were so good. Only thing is I blended 1/2 of the cabbage/onion mixture so my husband and 3 year old would not get scared from the cabbage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2014
Loved it! Mashed potatoes and cabbage go so well together in many different dishes and it works great in this one. The little bit of cream cheese just gives it a nice creamy texture. Served this with 'Braised Corned Beef Brisket' 'Buttermilk Slaw' and 'Irresistible Irish Soda Bread' all AR recipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2013
Fabulous! What a great use of cabbage and a wonderful alternative to mashed potatoes. We made this as a side dish for grilled salmon and it was an amazing meal. One note: we did have to bake the colcannon longer than recommended because the top didn't brown in 30 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2013
A real crowd pleaser! Don't tell them it has cabbage in it and they'll never know. I used leeks instead of onions and like the extra color for St. Patrick's Day. I will be serving this instead of mashed potatoes from now on since it is much healthier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2013
I think I prefer this over mashed potatoes. It has to be less calories less carbs and wonderful flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2013
It was good. I too didn't have cream cheese so I used a generous amount of sour cream and that worked out well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2013
This is scrumptious. I made this just for my husband and myself and at the end of the meal there wasn't enough left for lunch the following day. We love all the ingredients in this dish and combined they were magnifique! Thank you for this lovely recipe. I do believe you could pair it with any meat. We ate it with the chicken with caper sauce from allrecipes. For most not a good combination for us quite heavenly. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/21/2014
We thought that this dish would be really good but we were not keen on it. It was rather bland-tasting and I won't add 'a hefty dose of salt' to anything to add flavour. Not a keeper. Read More
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