Vegetarian-Colcannon

Vegetarian Colcannon Irish Recipe

If you love mashed potatoes this recipe will hit the spot.  Looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? What a better way than making this Colcannon recipe. The combination of mashed potatoes and finely shredded cabbage makes this recipe a  satisfying side dish as well as a very simple and inexpensive one.

Vegetarian-Colcannon

What is Colcannon?

Colcannon is a classic Irish dish. It is the mixture of potatoes and cabbage or kale, mashed to a creamy consistency. This dish is usually topped with some bits of bacon, however, I decided to make a vegetarian version of Colcannon by omitting the bacon. These mashed potatoes are mixed with lots of butter and cream and I definitely can not forget the greens. In this recipe, I use a combination of cabbage, leeks and green onions. Did I favor the greens or what:) Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

I’ve never tasted Colcannon, however, any recipe that combines mashed potatoes with cabbage is worth trying. I especially love using cabbage to make this chicken cabbage soup that tastes delicious. I have to say this Colcannon Recipe

Ingredients you’ll need:

Ingredients-for-Colcanno

  • Potatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Leek
  • Garlic
  • Unsalted butter
  • Heavy cream or milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste (I used kosher salt)

How to make this Vegetarian version of Irish Colcannon Recipe

First, in a large pot of water cook the potatoes for about 15 to 20 minutes or until they are soft. While the potatoes are cooking on the stove, proceed to prepare the rest of the vegetables.

boil-potatoes

While the potatoes are boiling, shred the cabbage, and dice the leek. I like to wash all vegetables before cutting.

Shred-cabbage

By now the potatoes are cooked. Its time to drain and let them cool before peeling them. Set aside.

Boiled-Potatoes

In a separate pot place it over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter. Next, add garlic and leeks and stir. Let it cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.

pot-with-butter

Leek-and-garlic

Then, add cabbage and season with salt and pepper to taste. I used two or three pinches of each. Stir frequently and cook until vegetables have your desired tenderness. I like mine a little crunchy so about 5 to 10 minutes was enough for me.

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Add potatoes, cream and the rest of butter and mash. add-peel-potatoes

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Serve and add extra butter (optional).  Garnish with some green onions Enjoy!

Vegetarian-Colcannon

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Until the next one…

Love E.S. asimpletweak

Colcannon

Vegetarian Colcannon Irish Recipe

If you love mashed potatoes this recipe will hit the spot. Looking to celebrate St. Patricks Day? What a better way than making this Colcannon recipe. The combination of mashed potatoes and finely chopped cabbage makes this recipe a satisfying side dish as well as a very simple and inexpensive one.
Course Dinner,, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Colcannon, Irish recipe, Potato recipe, St. Patrick's Day Side Dish, Vegetable sides
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 341 kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes
  • 2 cups cabbage finely-shredded
  • 1 cup leek diced (about 1 leek)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter (divided)
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream or milk
  • salt and pepper to taste ( I used kosher salt)

Instructions

How to make this Vegetarian version of Irish Colcannon Recipe

  1. First, in a large pot of water cook the potatoes for about 15 to 20 minutes or until they are soft. While the potatoes are cooking on the stove, proceed to prepare the rest of the vegetables.
  2. While the potatoes are boiling, shred the cabbage, and dice the leek. I like to wash all vegetables before cutting.
  3. By now the potatoes are cooked. Its time to drain and let them cool before peeling them. Set aside.
  4. In a separate pot place it over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter. Next, add garlic and leeks and stir. Let it cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. Then, add cabbage and season with salt and pepper to taste. I used two or three pinches of each. Stir frequently and cook until vegetables have your desired tenderness. I like mine a little crunchy so about 5 minutes was enough for me.

  5. Add potatoes, cream and the rest of butter.
Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Colcannon Irish Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 38mg2%
Potassium 817mg23%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1222IU24%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

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Vegetarian-Colcannon

 

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