Colcannon (Irish-Inspired Potatoes and Cabbage)


Recipe Level: Basic | Recipe Speed: Quick | Season: Spring | Type:  Side - Veggie | Diet: Vegetarian

Colcannon is an Irish dish that pairs potatoes, cabbage, and onions together for a hearty side dish. It came to mind with St. Patrick's day just around the corner! It's also a very appropriate dish for March's seasonal vegetables. Enjoy!


  • 5 small potatoes potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1/2 one green cabbage, sliced very thinly or shredded
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced thinly
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for cooking
  • 6+ tbsp butter (if you ask us, the more the better for a dish like this!)


·      Boil potatoes for 10-15 minutes or until fork tender

·      Meanwhile, in a large pan, melt 4 tablespoons of butter. Add onion, and cook for 1-2 minutes, then add cabbage. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions have caramelized and the cabbage is almost translucent.

·      When the potatoes are tender, drain them, then add 2+ tablespoons of butter, and mash the boiled potatoes. Add salt and pepper, and any other secret ingredients you might like in your favorite mashed potato recipe!

·      When the cabbage and onions are cooked, stir them into the mashed potatoes.

This is a great side dish for a snowy night!