Colcannon Recipe (Cabbage and Potatoes) Recipe


  • 3 lbs yellow or red potatoes peeled & quartered
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 1/2 head of cabbage (approx. 6 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook potatoes 12-15 minutes or until fork tender.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large pan until crisp. Set aside to cool, reserve drippings.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the bacon drippings. Cook onion and cabbage over medium heat in drippings until onion is translucent and cabbage is tender.
  4. Mash potatoes adding cream and 1/4 cup butter as needed. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Gently fold together mashed potatoes, cabbage & onions and chopped bacon. Top with additional melted butter if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 435

Carbohydrates: 35g

Protein: 10g

Fat: 29g

Saturated Fat: 16g

Cholesterol: 77mg

Sodium: 307mg

Potassium: 1150mg

Fiber: 7g

Sugar: 3g

Vitamin A: 775IU

Vitamin C: 54.9mg

Calcium: 119mg

Iron: 7.8mg

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