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Irish Colcannon

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Irish Colcannon
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 6 to 8 potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 4 cups chopped cabbage or kale could use a combination of both
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk could use regular but the evaporated is richer


  • Combine cubed potatoes, chopped cabbage and green onions in a large pot on top of the stove. Cover with water, bring to a low boil and cook 15 to 20 minutes until potatoes are done.
  • Remove from stove and drain. Add the butter, salt, pepper and milk. Mash until like mashed potatoes. I just use a hand potato masher. Spoon into a casserole dish and serve. Can sprinkle on some green onion tops.


You could add bacon, chives, a little garlic powder or even nutmeg to this dish. This Irish colcannon can be reheated in the oven or microwave.