Irish Colcannon Recipe (Cabbage and Potatoes)

One Pot Colcannon Recipe (Cabbage and Potatoes)

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Best, quick and easy Colcannon recipe, made with simple ingredients. A traditional Irish side dish with creamy mashed potatoes, cabbage, onions, bacon. 

Servings: 6 People
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: cabbage, irish, mashed potatoes, potatoes
Calories: 383 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 3 tbsp Butter Unsalted
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Finely minced, Optional
  • 3/4 cup Onion Finely chopped
  • 5-6 cups Cabbage Roughly shredded, E.g. 1 small head
  • 3 pounds Potatoes Peeled, Boiled, Mashed
  • 1/4 cup Green onions Thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Butter Unsalted
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1/4 cup Bacon Cooked, Crumbled
  • 2-3 tbsp Butter Unsalted, For topping


  1. In a large nonstick pot, heat butter over medium high heat.

  2. Add garlic, onion and cabbage and saute until cabbage is tender. 

  3. Add mashed potatoes, green onions, heavy cream, butter, salt, pepper and mix everything together gently.  

  4. Sprinkle cooked, crumbled bacon and top off with more butter. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Colcannon Recipe (Cabbage and Potatoes)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 202mg8%
Potassium 1091mg31%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 920IU18%
Vitamin C 49.9mg60%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 7.7mg43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.