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Colcannon Potatoes Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 540kcal
These delicious colcannon potatoes are made with kale, green onions and bacon for an easy to make Irish potato side dish. Easy to make and a perfect accompaniment to so many mains.
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  • 4 pounds russet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup butter divided
  • 6 cups lightly packed kale chopped
  • 1 cup green onions chopped
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bacon cooked


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook for 20 minutes or until fork tender.
  • Drain the pot and set potatoes aside. Return the pot to medium/high heat and add 1/2 cup butter. Add the kale and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 3 minutes. Add green onion and cook for one more additional minute, stirring.
  • Pour in the cream and stir to combine. Add the potatoes. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes and mix everything together.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir in the cooked bacon crumbles.
  • Serve drizzled with the remaining 1/4 cup melted butter.
  • Enjoy!


  • Boil the potatoes in salted water so you add flavor to the dish right from the beginning.
  • Don't over work the potatoes, this can cause them to become gluey in texture.
  • Season this dish to your taste.


Calories: 540kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 804mg | Potassium: 1272mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 6374IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 3mg