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How to Cook Colcannon + Video: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

white potatoesColcannon is another wonderful, classic Irish dish, consisting of mashed potatoes and cabbage as the main ingredients.

Potatoes have long been their comfort food in Ireland, as they were introduced in the 16th century.

How to Cook Colcannon:

Traditional flavors of cabbage, onions, potatoes & butter riddle this dish with the wonder of the Emerald Isle.

Type: Side Dish Recipe

Prep Time: under 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:


  • cabbage - cookingwithkimberly.com4 cups green cabbage – finely shredded
  • 2 onions – finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 8 potatoes – cooked & mashed
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • salt & pepper – to taste


  1. In large sauce pan, bring cabbage to a boil on medium high heat.
  2. Reduce to simmer for approximately 10 minutes until tender, but not overcooked.
  3. Add in mashed potatoes, butter, salt and pepper. Combine thoroughly while heating through.
  4. Serve hot.

Try this delicious and hearty Colcannon, if you’re looking to create a traditional Irish dish, especially on St. Patrick’s Day!

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Ingrid Turner from IngridTurnerToday.com, is a blogger, writer, grandmother, mother, cancer survivor and all around sparkling human being. From cooking, crafts, seniors’ issues, cancer, health, pets, gardening & the like, she entertains us in her writings. Ingrid is also a regular on her daughter's cooking show, “Cooking with Kimberly” @ CookingWithKimberly.com. Website Facebook Twitter YouTube

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