By French Tart on February 16, 2007
Photo by Baby Kato
Photo by Baby Kato
"A wonderful combination of mashed potatoes, Savoy cabbage, cheese & chives - baked OR grilled to give a crispy cheesy topping. This is one of my very favourite family recipes - my Mum used to make it, as did her Mum before her! This is a Scottish recipe, similar to Irish Colcannon, which is also a potato & cabbage dish. You can serve this as a vegetable accompaniment or as a light luncheon dish with crusty bread & extra vegetables. P.S. My daughter calls this baked Bubble and Squeak & always asks for it when she comes home from university!"
Serving Size: 1 (273 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"Perfect. I love cabbage, love potatoes and cheese. What is not to like. I had some Irish sausage, I know, not quite the same, however, I served the lightly pan sauteed sausage, lightly browned with the potato and cabbage casserole. I made this for for a friend and I ate with them and them loved it. Me too. It was excellent. I even used a traditional scottish cheddar from a small store up in Tampa FL, It was great. Plenty of chives. We were all very very happy campers at the end of the night. Thx again, as a total cabbage fan ... this will definitely be on my list. I highly admit the scottist cheddar if you can get it, it made great to excellent or excellent to fabulouso!! Thx, Kim"
"Fantastic simple and tasty side dish, great at any time of year. Definately worth 5 stars!"
"Another winner from the fabulous French Tart. Your recipes never disappoint and this one is no exception. What an excellent comfort food. We really enjoyed this rich and savory addition to the meal. I couldn't get a savoy cabbage so used a plain ole pale green variety. I also used a mixture of grated cheese, that I had on hand. It worked well in this tasty dish. Into my keeper box this goes. Thanks for sharing. Made for May Herb of the Month - Chives :)"
"A very comforting dish, and pretty easy to make for a weeknight supper. I baked this and went a bit light on the butter, otherwise no changes. I'd make this again! Thanks!"
"Our family really liked this dish! Very comforting on a cold, rainy Sunday.... Only change was using garlic salt instead of plain."
"This was very good. I had to use regular green cabbage as the grocery store's selection was green or purple, and I was not into the purple for this recipe! LOL Thanks! Will make this again. Made as a thank you to French Tart in Everyday's Holiday TAG"
"Great homey fare. I added a lot more cabbage and would add even more next time. I'd also use more potatoes for the ammount of cheese, but that's just me. The whole thing is very ajustable which I love. From now on this dish will be a staple whenever I have leftover mashed potatoes. Thanks a lot French Tart!"
"What a delightful dish! DH gave it 5 stars, but said it needed more cabbage. I gave it 4 stars because I thought it could do with an egg yolk and a pinch of nutmeg in the potatoes. Served it with liver, bacon and pickled red onions. Will probably have the left-overs in a couple of days with pork chops and mushroom-garlic gravy. Thank you, French Tart, for a new way to use cabbage, one of our favorite vegetables."
"Really good. I mixed in about a cup of cheddar cheese and used regular cabbage. It either needed a lot more salt than I used or something else for flavour. I might mash in some cream cheese next time."
"This is actually awesome camping. Doing some experimenting with vacuum sealed boiling bags, I made this up, vacuum sealed it and froze it. Being in a cooler for a couple of days thawed it out and I boiled it for about 20 mins. I served it with ham slices, also vacuum sealed and a veggie tray. Honestly, they came out perfect! This is a keeper."
"This was great! I made a few changes as I was trying to make a dish out of the vegetables I received from my CSA share this week, so I substituted Napa cabbage and some kale for the savoy, and used garlic scapes instead of chives. It was delicious. Sorry I didn't take any photos, but everyone started digging in before I could get the camera! Thanks for posting such a delicious, easy dish."
"Couldn't locate Savoy cabbage, so I just used nice tender green leaves from a regular head of cabbage. Wonderful side dish to the Beef with Guiness on St. Paddy's Day! I really like the cabbage cut into strips in this recipe versus cabbage chunk chunks or puree. The chives make it perfect. I used half anf half for richness and 100% Irish butter. A real keeper! Thanks!"
"My only substitution was replacing the Scottish Cheddar with Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar. This is quite simple to make and an excellent dish to take when dining with friends or family. Another excellent recipe from French Tart!"
"This was amazing! I didn't have chives so I used scallions instead. A real keeper!"
"Awesome! I love colcannon to begin with, but adding chives and cheddar makes it just that much better. I think rumbledethumps may have elbowed it aside... why would I ever make colcannon again, when I could have this! Also, love the appealing bright green of the cabbage and chives, even though mine didn't turn out quite as vivid as the photo. I had several requests for this recipe after taking it to an office Halloween party."
"Delicious! We had this for dinner actually and I added some crumpled bacon, made it just perfect for what we needed. Thanks."
"Wow. This couldn't have been better. The very light crunch of the cabbage in the smooth rich potatoes is a surprise and delight. I baked mine and was quite pleased with the texture. It's a perfect dish for someone who is ill--it is not demanding, is mild and highly comforting, and is a balanced meal in one with the obligatory massive amounts of orange juice consumed. Thanks so much FT."
"Yummy in my tummy! My mum used to make me this when I was a wee bairn! It is very similar to bubble and squeak but when you grill it you gt a wonderful crusty cheesy top. I used to always get in trouble for peeling the whole thing off and eating it when no one was looking! Thanks for posting I've been trying to find a recipe like mums for years!"