Diane's Colcannon

Diane's Colcannon

Side Dish Potatoes

While colcannon seems to be associated with St. Patrick's Day, I love the combination of potatoes, cabbage, onion, and bacon all through the cooler months of fall and winter! I attend an annual St. Paddy's Day party and this is the dish I'm always asked to bring...and I'm happy to say that the bowl comes home empty every time!

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 250
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 40m


  • 2 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 small head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  • 1   Place potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until tender.
  • 2   Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, reserving drippings, crumble and set aside. In the reserved drippings, saute the cabbage and onion until soft and translucent. Putting a lid on the pan helps the vegetables cook faster.
  • 3   Drain the cooked potatoes, mash with milk and season with salt and pepper. Fold in the bacon, cabbage, and onions, then transfer the mixture to a large serving bowl. Make a well in the center, and pour in the melted butter. Serve immediately.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 12.6g 19%
    Saturated Fat 6.0g  
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Potassium 756mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 29.8g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4.6g 18%
Protein 5.8g 12%
Sugars 4g  
Vitamin A 258IU  
Vitamin C 45mg  
Calcium 59mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 3mg  
Vitamin B6 1mg  
Magnesium 43mg  
Folate 46mcg