23 Reviews

YUMMY! I'm from Ireland, and I loved this recipe. Traditional colcannon is simply potato, cabbage, milk, butter, salt and pepper (it is a simple, easy, staple meal for some people here). This version gives it an interesting twist, lovely taste. Will try again. Colcannon goes great with bacon or gammon!

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rachel_carson July 03, 2008

This was surprisingly good. I had never had Parsnips before and with this dish I discovered a new vegetable that I liked. I was impressed with the different kinds of vegetables used to make this hearty dish. I hate cleaning leeks so I did not use them and I cut the parsley by half. But I was thoroughly impressed to say the least and I will be using this recipe again in the upcoming colder months.

Thanks so much for sharing. A simply wonderful companion to almost any meat and would work well as a main dish for a vegetarian dinner or while on a no-meat diet.

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Studio Leah August 19, 2010

This is fabulous and a definite keeper for us. I omitted the mace due to personal preference, and increased the potatoes used to 2.5 lbs (1 lb just didn't seem like enough for 6-8 servings, nor did it seem like 1 lb would provide the right balance with the amount of leeks, cabbage, etc.). We served it with grilled pork chops and it was very delicious! I think it would be great with a slice of prime rib and some au jus too! YUM! Or with meatloaf! Or... ;) Thanks for sharing!

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Rhondapalooza March 18, 2010

This is my new favorite comfort food. SO flavorful and delicious. I did use actual mace. This recipe requires a lot of pots and pans, but the cleanup is totally worth it. Thanks Miss Annie!

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sarikat March 03, 2010

I LOVED this. I halved the recipe and it came out great! There is only 2 of us so 6-8 servings is a bit to much, but this was so good I wish I had made the full recipe! I blended it up a little more than called for so it was more like smashed root veggies & cabbage with leeks. VERY creamy and nice. I didn't have mace, and usually don't use it so I substituted nutmeg. For the cabbage I had some napa cabbage in the fridge so I used that. I only had 2% milk and thought it should be a little more fatty so I added about 3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream to the milk. The picture ~Rita~ took is so nice I didn't take a picture of mine.

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Teddy's Mommy April 30, 2008

This was okay. I had to use nutmeg in place of the mace, since that's the only sub I could find at my store. I added some instant potato flakes to thicken it up and make it creamier.

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Luv2Cook/Hate2Clean:) March 20, 2008

I made this exactly as written but we thought it was just OK. Thank you for posting.

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forthefunofit November 16, 2007

This was an interesting dish, and I wonder if the combination is an aquired taste. I'm not sure that I cared for the mace. I've never had Colcannon before, so I have nothing to compare it to. It worked nicely as a side for corned beef.

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KatieNana November 12, 2007

I made this for a St. Pat's celebration and got rave reviews. I never would have put all of this together on my own. What a great combination!

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MPHT April 01, 2007

never have i had colcannon that was so delicious and has such a reminder of winter's passing.

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julepsmint75 March 20, 2007
Irish Colcannon (Winter Vegetable Casserole)