Diane's Colcannon

Diane's Colcannon

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"While colcannon seems to be associated with St. Patrick's Day, I love the combination of potatoes, cabbage, onion, and bacon all through the cooler months of fall and winter! I attend an annual St. Paddy's Day party and this is the dish I'm always asked to bring...and I'm happy to say that the bowl comes home empty every time!"


40 m servings 250 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 250 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 217 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until tender.
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, reserving drippings, crumble and set aside. In the reserved drippings, saute the cabbage and onion until soft and translucent. Putting a lid on the pan helps the vegetables cook faster.
  3. Drain the cooked potatoes, mash with milk and season with salt and pepper. Fold in the bacon, cabbage, and onions, then transfer the mixture to a large serving bowl. Make a well in the center, and pour in the melted butter. Serve immediately.
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  1. 617 Ratings


These are really good. Being a kitchen soldier I had to modify the recipe just a bit. I increased the amount of bacon to 6 strips instead of 4 because bacon makes anything better. I added a li...

For St. Patrick's Day 2004, I made this side dish to go with our corned beef. I made it again today for this year's St. Patty's feast. My family loves it. The only thing I changed, followin...

This was a hearty, warming vegetarian main dish for a cold evening. I omitted the bacon and subbed olive oil and butter to saute the cabbage mix and added 2 lg cloves of garlic to compensate for...

Always trying ways to enhance mashed potatoes. This one is TERRIFIC. I make a double batch and save the leftovers for use on Shepherds pie.

Made this on St. Pat's Day when the family asked to try a traditional Irish dish. The kids watched me making it, announced that it looked "strange" and said they would try just a little. They ...

I didn't think the whole idea of blending mashed potatoes with cooked cabbage would appeal to my family, but it was an excellent way to get the kids to eat their "greens" and they loved it! I f...

traditional colcannon uses kale rather than cabbage...try this substitution and you will be pleasantly suprised.

This was really good, although I made some adjustments to suite our taste. I used about half the potatoes (adjust the milk accordingly), only 2 slices of bacon, and sauteed the onions prior to ...

We made this on St. Patricks day the first time. Now we make it often-it is delicious. Everyone-even the pickest,non-cabbage eater,loves it.