Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

For centuries, this traditional southern Irish potato has remained popular. Studded with Chopped cabbage and onion, its absolutely irresistible.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potatoes with cold water to cover by 2 inches and ½ tsp salt in large saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Add cabbage and boil for 10 more minutes until potatoes are tender.
  4. Meanwhile, place green onion in sieve, pour boiling water over them and drain.
  5. Add drained onion to a medium saucepan with milk, butter, remaining ½ tsp salt and pepper, bring to a boil then remove from heat.
  6. Drain cooked potatoes and cabbage and return to large saucepan.
  7. Beat on low speed with hand held mixer until coarsely mashed.
  8. Increase speed to high and gradually add milk and onion mixture and continue to beat until potatoes are light and fluffy.
Most Helpful

I liked it a lot. I loved the texture of the cabbage and the taste of the onion in the potatoes.

wattamess January 09, 2013

I LOVED LOVED LOVED it!! This was delicious and I made it just as the recipe stated. I did leave my cabbage in larger pieces because I really liked the texture. My husband, 9 year old, and 1 1/2 year old all devoured it. Which is saying something because I can never get them to agree on anything. I loved the tasted that the green onions gave the Colcannon without over powering it. Made this for Saint Patrick's Day and it was the perfect side dish. Heck I could have eaten just this!!

Mande-kay March 18, 2014

This was delicious. A wonderful way to add some nutrition to mashed potatoes, because even though I added extra cabbage, you can barely detect it (in a good way). Thank you.

Katanashrp February 23, 2012