Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish, made by mixing creamy mashed potatoes (or purée) with cabbage, chives and spring onions.

There are many different versions and ways to adapt this classic recipe. My version here serves it with baked sausages.
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Last modified on: April 23th 2017

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Stage 1 - 20 min.
Prepare 500 g green cabbage (green really is best for this).

Drain thoroughly and leave to wait on absorbant paper.

Stage 2 - 40 min.
Wrap the sausages in aluminium foil and cook in the oven at 360°F (180°C) for about 40 minutes.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Rinse, peel and chop 100 g spring onion (scallion).

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Melt 50 g butter in a frying pan on medium heat. Add the cabbage and onion.

Salt, pepper and cook gently for 2 or 3 minutes.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Reheat 700 g potato purée in a saucepan on low heat, then add the cabbage and onion mixture.

Finish by adding the chopped chives, then check the seasoning.

Stage 6
Serve on hot plates, with a bed of colcannon and the sausages sliced on top.
As you can see, I have added sausages here (smoked), but my friend Frances from Dublin tells me that in Ireland they don't normally serve meat with colcannon, except for maybe a bit of bacon.
A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,596 Kcal or 10,869 Kj51 gr121 gr216 gr
130 %20 %11 %33 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
162 Kcal or 678 Kj3 gr8 gr14 gr
8 %1 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
649 Kcal or 2,717 Kj13 gr30 gr54 gr
32 %5 %3 %8 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Sulfites, Milk
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  • For 4 people : 5.41 €
  • Per person : 1.35 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Potato puréePotato purée: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Upside-down Parmentier, Potato and two ham gratin, Duck Parmentier, Aligot, Oxtail Parmentier, ... All
Green cabbageGreen cabbage: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Coleslaw, Sautéed Pork with Peanuts, Stock-pot fish , Cherry tomato and two cabbage salad, How to prepare cabbage, ... All
SausageSausage: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Roscoff loaf, Sausages with baked beans, French style, Stuffed mushrooms au gratin, Duo of slow-cooked pork, Polish-style beetroot salad, ... All
Spring onion (scallion)Spring onion (scallion): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Veal with mushrooms and green asparagus, Purple artichokes braised in white wine, Quick prawn curry, Cauliflower, chicken and avocado salad, French-style peas, ... All
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