Easy Colcannon Recipe
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Easy Irish Colcannon Recipe


I’d never had colcannon, although I did see Tyler Florence make it on Food Network once, and it looked SO GOOD, I meant to try it, but it just never happened.

My mom and her boyfriend were travelling through on their way to Arizona last night, and I thought I’d try something in honor of St. Pat’s Day – but honestly, I hate corned beef.  So I thought I’d give roast chicken & colcannon a try.

Easy Colcannon Recipe

Potatoes, cabbage, onions and bacon – I mean, really – how can you go wrong?  Check this out!

Easy Irish Colcannon Recipe

Author Carrie Hill


  • 1/2 medium head green cabbage chopped small
  • 6-7 medium russet potatoes quartered and cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/2 onion minced
  • 1 stick 1/2 Cup butter
  • 4 slices bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup butter


  1. In a large pot cover potatoes with water and salt liberally
  2. Bring to a boil and let simmer until almost done
  3. When potatoes are about 5-8 minutes away from done, add in the cabbage and cover again
  4. While cabbage and potatoes cook, melt the stick of butter in a skillet and add in the onions. Saute the onions until translucent, then add the milk. Heat through and turn heat off
  5. When potatoes are completely done, drain cabbage and potato mixture and dump it into your mixer
  6. Add in the milk, onion, butter mixture and whip with the paddle attachment
  7. When most of the lumps are gone, add in the bacon and mix again for just a few seconds
  8. Serve with gravy or butter and enjoy!

AboutCarrie Hill

Carrie Hill is the mother of 2 human children, and 5 fur babies. She has a husband who is a great guy, a good food tester, but a bit of a nut, just like her. She enjoys writing, reading, cooking and baking in her spare time.