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Colcannon (Mashed Potatoes with Cabbage) Recipe

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Potatoes and Cabbage have been sustenance foods in Ireland for ages. This classic Irish dish combines the mashed potatoes and cabbage. Add some chopped boiled beef and you have a dish known as Bubble & Squeak.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 3 cups finely shredded green cabbage
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 cooked potatoes, mashed or 4 cups prepared instant mashed potatoes (prepared according to directions on package)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Place cabbage, onion, and water in a saucepan or Dutch oven and quickly bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 8 minutes until tender. Do not overcook.

Add mashed potatoes, milk, butter or margarine, salt, and pepper. Mix well, stirring often until heated through.

Colcannon is served warm as a side dish.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

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 5 out of 5
colcannon, Member bubbiex5

I make this thruout the year. I just tweak it with some sour cream, on top

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