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Colcannon in white dish topped with crispy bacon with spoon
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Colcannon Potatoes Recipe

The BEST side dish anytime you're craving comfort food! Combining creamy mashed potatoes with cabbage, onion and bacon. A traditional Irish side dish that's so delicious!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Irish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 284kcal
Author Deb Clark
Cost $12

Ingredients

  • 6 cups potatoes peeled and diced
  • 6 cups cabbage chopped
  • ½ red onion rough chop
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon
  • ½ cup cream
  • ¼ cup butter divided
  • salt and pepper to taste - I used about ¾ tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper. The amount of salt you'll use will depend on how salty the bacon is.

Instructions

  • Slice the bacon into lardons and fry until crispy. Remove from the pan and place it on a paper towel, to drain set aside.
  • Dice the cabbage and onion, add it to the pan and fry. Season with a solid pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until carmalized and golden brown. Remove and set aside.
  • Clean and peel the potatoes. Dice and add to the pan, season with water and add a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and cook until tender. Drain well and return the potatoes back to the pan.
  • Warm the butter and milk in a small pan on the stove. Don't allow it to boil! Just warm it enough to melt the butter and warm the milk.
  • Give the potatoes a good mash. Add the half of the bacon, all of the fried cabbage and onions, mix again. Use just enough warm milk and butter to bring the mash together.
  • Top with the remaining crispy bacon and a tablespoon of butter - enjoy!

Notes

What do you eat Colcannon with? 

This dish is a terrific side dish anytime you're serving comfort food. Perfect served alongside turkey, roast beef, corned beef or glazed ham.
Leftovers last 3-5 days refrigerated. Leftovers also make great potato pancakes! Add an egg to the leftover potatoes along with a little flour. Mold into small patties and fry in butter until golden brown. 

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 797mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 454IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 5mg