Southern Colcannon

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

My version of the Irish colcannon...pure comfort food and you don't even have to break a sweat! I usually steam the cabbage and leeks over the cooking potatoes in my pasta pot with steamer insert (saves burners and energy--two birds, one stone). Diced and fried bacon, ham, corned beef or seasoned ground beef may also be added to make it a main dish feast!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, cook the potatoes, covered, in a small amount of boiling salted water for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender and drain.
  2. In a medium saucepan, cook the cabbage with the leeks, uncovered, in a small amount of boiling salted water for 2 minutes.
  3. Cover and cook for 6 to 8 minutes more or until tender and drain.
  4. Mash potatoes and stir in milk and parsley.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Add the butter and drained cabbage.
  7. Stir until all the butter is melted and mixture is combined.
  8. Serve.


Most Helpful

Oh gosh, this was so good! I ate it alone...did not even try the rest of my dinner...this was dinner enough. The only change I made was to use my Better Butter recipe to keep the fat content down. This what I consider real old-fashion cooking!

Happy Harry #2 July 17, 2005

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