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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

For 4 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
25 min.43 min.1 hour 8 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
20 min.
Colcannon : Photo of step #1 Prepare 500 g green cabbage (green really is best for this).

Drain thoroughly and leave to wait on absorbant paper.
Stage 2
40 min.
Colcannon : Photo of step #2 Wrap the sausages in aluminium foil and cook in the oven at 360°F (180°C) for about 40 minutes.
Stage 3
3 min.
Colcannon : Photo of step #3 Rinse, peel and chop 100 g spring onion (scallion).
Stage 4
3 min.
Colcannon : Photo of step #4 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.
Colcannon : Photo of step #5 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
Colcannon : Photo of step #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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
16743227 gr1394 gr1140 gr
837 %87 %132 %173 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
104614 gr87 gr71 gr
52 %5 %8 %11 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
456 gr348 gr285 gr
209 %22 %33 %43 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 5.45 €
Per person : 1.36 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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Green cabbageGreen cabbage: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Winegrowers' sausage casserole, Sautéed Green Vegetables, Cabbage julienne with ham, Hotpot my grandmother's way , Sautéed Pork with Peanuts, ... All
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Spring onion (scallion)Spring onion (scallion): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pan bagnat, Sautéed green vegetables, Kérinou slices, Cretan salad, Tagliatelle with cockles, ... All

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