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Irish Colcannon Potatoes are a traditional side dish made using mashed potatoes, cabbage, onions, and bacon. It's simply...delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: potatoes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 430kcal
Author: Debbie


  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 1/2 head small cabbage sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • pinch cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 5 russet potatoes washed, peeled, cut into one-inch cubes
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream more/less to desired consistency
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel the potatoes and cut into one-inch cubes. Place in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, add salt and pepper to taste, cook until tender, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes. Add the butter and heavy cream. Check for seasoning and adjust as necessary. Mash until you reach the desired consistency. I prefer to leave a few chunks of potatoes for texture.
  • Meanwhile, slice the cabbage and onions, and chop the bacon.
  • Heat a medium saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and fry until the fat is rendered and the bacon is crisp.
  • Add the cabbage, onions, garlic, and cayenne pepper to the saute pan. Cook until the cabbage is tender.
  • Combine the cabbage mixture with the mashed potatoes. Serve warm and enjoy!


Serving: 6servings | Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 926mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 838IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg