Thanksgiving is tomorrow and may be an American holiday, but have you always wanted to add an Irish twist to your meal?  

Here is your chance.  We have a traditional potato dish called, colcannon, with the whole family will love.  

Colcannon potatoes are Irish mashed potatoes with mixed greens of cabbage or kale and scallions.  

PREP TIME=10 minutes

COOK TIME=25 minutes

TOTAL TIME=35 minutes



  • 4 Russet Potatoes (2 to 2 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into large chunks.
  • Salt.
  • 4-6 tablespoons of unsalted butter, plus more for serving.
  • 3 lightly packed cups of cabbage, chard, kale, or other leafy green.
  • 3 green onions, minced (About 1/2 cup).
  • 1 cup cream or milk. 


  1. Boil the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold water by at least an inch.  Add 2 tablespoons of salt and bring to a boil.  Boil until the potatoes are fork tender-15-20 minutes.  Drain in a colander.
  2. Return the pot to the stove and set over medium-high heat.  Melt the butter in the pot and once it is hot, add the greens.  Cook the greens for 3-4 minutes or until they are wilted and have given off some of their water.  Add the green onions and cook 1 minute more.  
  3. Pour in the cream or milk, mix well, and add the potatoes.  Reduce the heat to medium.  Use a fork or potato masher and mash the potatoes, mixing them up with the greens. 
  4. Add salt and a dollop of butter to taste.  


Written by Taryn Harrison

Colcannon Ingredients
Colcannon Cooking