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Lucky Leprechaun Colcannon


About the Dish:

Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish made with mashed potatoes and cabbage or kale. It is a comfort food that is often served during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The dish is rich and creamy, with the potatoes providing a smooth base and the cabbage or kale adding a hint of bitterness. Colcannon is typically served as a side dish to accompany meat or fish, but it can also be enjoyed on its own. It is a simple and satisfying dish that is perfect for colder months.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 500mg
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Protein 4g


Ingredient Quantity
Potatoes 4 large
Cabbage or Kale 1 small head
Butter 4 tablespoons
Milk 1/2 cup
Salt To taste
Pepper To taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Peel the potatoes and cut them into small chunks. Place them in a large pot of salted water and bring to a boil. Cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Step 2: While the potatoes are cooking, chop the cabbage or kale into small pieces. In a separate pot, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the cabbage or kale and cook until wilted, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Step 3: Drain the cooked potatoes and return them to the pot. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and milk. Mash the potatoes until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Step 4: Stir in the cooked cabbage or kale until well combined. Serve hot as a side dish with your desired main course.

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