"For centuries, this traditional southern Irish potato has remained popular. Studded with Chopped cabbage and onion, its absolutely irresistible."
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Ready In:
4 cups




  • Place potatoes with cold water to cover by 2 inches and ½ tsp salt in large saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add cabbage and boil for 10 more minutes until potatoes are tender.
  • Meanwhile, place green onion in sieve, pour boiling water over them and drain.
  • Add drained onion to a medium saucepan with milk, butter, remaining ½ tsp salt and pepper, bring to a boil then remove from heat.
  • Drain cooked potatoes and cabbage and return to large saucepan.
  • Beat on low speed with hand held mixer until coarsely mashed.
  • Increase speed to high and gradually add milk and onion mixture and continue to beat until potatoes are light and fluffy.

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  1. I liked it a lot. I loved the texture of the cabbage and the taste of the onion in the potatoes.
  2. I LOVED LOVED LOVED it!! This was delicious and I made it just as the recipe stated. I did leave my cabbage in larger pieces because I really liked the texture. My husband, 9 year old, and 1 1/2 year old all devoured it. Which is saying something because I can never get them to agree on anything. I loved the tasted that the green onions gave the Colcannon without over powering it. Made this for Saint Patrick's Day and it was the perfect side dish. Heck I could have eaten just this!!
  3. This was delicious. A wonderful way to add some nutrition to mashed potatoes, because even though I added extra cabbage, you can barely detect it (in a good way). Thank you.
  4. Delish served with corned beef. It is a rather 'ordinary' side but will become a regular at our table.
  5. I've been wanting to try this dish for a long time, and have finally gotten around to it. What was I waiting for????? This is absolutely fantastic!!!!!! I had some sour cream that I used in place of the milk, and it worked out very well. I'll be making this more often. Thanks so much for a terrific recipe.


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