Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This colcannon recipe came from a Prince Edward Island, Canada, cookbook, if I remember correctly. I do not know the title to it or if it is still in print. There are many different recipes for colcannon, but this one is my favorite, the only one I make now.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook potatoes in boiling water till tender; drain, reserving water.
  2. Place in a large bowl.
  3. Mash with hand masher till well-mashed.
  4. (I find the electric mixer makes it too gooey).
  5. Add milk, salt and pepper and beat till fluffy.
  6. In the same saucepan as potatoes were cooked in, cook cabbage in reserved potato water for 6 to 8 minutes, until tender.
  7. Drain.
  8. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons butter in frying pan and saute onion until tender.
  9. Add mashed potato and cooked cabbage to the onion.
  10. Heat throughly, stirring constantly.
  11. Place in a heated serving dish.
  12. Serve hot, topped with butter.


Most Helpful

Made this recipe for dinner yesterday. it was great! My children loved it. I tweeked it a bit by adding a package of bacon (cooked and chopped) a la a recipe seen on the Food Network...a good addition and made it more of a meal than a side-dish! Thanks for the recipe! Will make it again, the children are insisting.

AllyC January 07, 2004

You can put a big pile of mashed potatoes on your plate, and feel less guilty because it is partly vegetables. Creamy plus crunchy, how can you resist. OK, I did use more salt and pepper than the recipe suggested.

alvinakatz March 17, 2014

Great recipe. I actually prefer regular onion to scallions so I was glad to see that's what was being used in this recipe. Thank you.

Katanashrp June 10, 2013

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