"Got this out of a Jane Brody cookbook. I guess I like it because it has cheese! And I definitely use more than the recipe calls for. I wasn't sure about the prep time - think that would depend on various I upped it a little."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins




  • Boil potatoes in lightly salted water until tender.
  • Drain,reserving the liquid,and set them aside to cool Using the reserved potato water,boil the cabbage and onion for about 5 minutes- Drain and set aside.
  • When potatoes are cool enough to handle,peel and mash with milk,butter,and salt and pepper,to taste.
  • Add the reserved onion and cabbage mixture.
  • Mix 2/3 of the cheese with the potatoes and transfer to a greased casserole or shallow baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cheese on top.
  • Heat in a moderately hot oven and let cheese on top brown slightly.

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  1. I made this for St. Patrick's day. It was very good & I will be making it again, however I think I will add a bit more seasoning as it was just a bit bland for my taste. A little more salt & pepper & it should be good to go. I also liked the suggestion of sour cream.
  2. I loe colcannon and love this recipe with the cheese added. The cheese (I used sharp cheddar) gives this a nice golden color and slightly cheesey flavor. To make this a bit quicker, I peeled and cut up my potatoes prior to boiling them. I'll make this again. Thanx, MEP. We miss you.
  3. Very good and very comforting - I'd definitely make this again. I know it wouldn't necessarily be tradidional, but the addition of green onion would work here.
  4. With additions, this recipe would is a 5 star treat, although it has more fat than Jane Brody's recipe. I used more butter and milk, and added about 1/2 cup of sour cream. Also added a chopped scallion (green onion including the green top,) a little more salt, lots of pepper, and a dash of sugar. As the cabbage and onion were cooking, I was concerned about adding the cabbage (it smelled funny) to one of my favorite dishes, mashed potatoes. But the end result was yummy!


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