Colcannon (Mashed Potatoes With Cabbage)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This dish is traditionally served in Ireland at Hallowe'en with a coin buried in it. Whoever gets the coin in their serving has good fortune coring their way!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel the potatoes, cut into 1" chunks.Boil or steam the potatoes in salted water until fork tender, about 30 minutes. , drain.
  2. Steam the cabbage, scallions, 1/4 cup water and 1/8 tsp.salt to boiling, reduce heat and cook until crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  3. To the potatoes, add the milk, 1 teaspoons salt, pepper. and butter. Mash until smooth.
  4. Stir in cabbage and scallions.
  5. Dot with butter and serve. (Don't forget to tuck a coin in for luck!).
Most Helpful

This went along with roast beef tonight. Selected largely because I had some aging cabbage that was taking up room in an overcrowded ZWT fridge, lol. Glad that I did, I had 4 at the table and 3 of us really enjoyed while DH was his usual curmudgeon self (he misses out on so much good stuff!). Anyway, I just followed the recipe and had a very nice side, the gravy tasted good on it too. :D

Annacia August 21, 2012

I scaled for 3 serves which were generous and delicious. As my cabbage was rather large I used less than a 1/4 of it, thank you, made for pammyowl's cookathon in her memory in Name that Ingredient tag game.

I'mPat November 18, 2013

Really liked this with the addition of cabbage and scallions. Tasty! Made for Football Pool 2012.

pamela t. January 08, 2013