No better way to have a St Paddy’s dinner than with traditional creamy Irish Colcannon

  • Serves: 6 people
  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
    • Vegetarian

    Creamy Irish Colcannon

    Recipe Information

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    1kg potatoes (cut any large ones in half)

    100g butter

    140g sliced bacon, finely chopped

    Half a Savoy cabbage, finely chopped

    150ml double cream


    • Add the potatoes to a big saucepan of water. Bring them to the boil and then simmer for 15-20 mins or until tender.

    • Heat 25g of the butter in a saucepan and fry the bacon and the cabbage for 5 mins then turn off the heat and set aside.

    • Drain potatoes in a colander and peel while still hot.

    • Mash the potato until smooth.

    • Heat the cream with remaining butter and when it’s nearly boiling, beat into the potato mash.

    • Add the bacon and cabbage to potato and mix together.

    • Season to taste.