Colcannon Irish Potatoes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


10 servings

Updated: Oct. 13, 2022
My mother came from Ireland as a teen and brought this homey recipe with her. I find that it's a fantastic way to get my family to eat cooked cabbage—it is hidden in Grandma's potatoes! —Marie Pagel, Lena, WI
Colcannon Irish Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2-1/2 pounds potatoes (about 6 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup 2% milk


  1. Place potatoes in a 6-qt. stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, covered, until potatoes are almost tender, 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add cabbage and onion; cook, covered, until cabbage is tender, 5-7 minutes. Drain; return to pot. Add salt and pepper; mash to desired consistency, gradually adding butter and milk.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 129 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.