Colcannon – Irish Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Author Serves
15 Minutes 25 Minutes 40 Minutes Oakley's Premium Fresh Vegetables Ltd. 4 people (side dish)

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with a delicious and traditional Irish dish: Colcannon – Irish Mashed Potatoes! Made with Golden Gourmet Potatoes, this dish is a perfect way to enjoy the holiday and the goodness of potatoes.


Colcannon is a classic Irish side dish that is traditionally made with mashed potatoes, cabbage or kale, and butter. Our recipe takes this traditional dish to the next level by using Golden Gourmet Potatoes, known for their creamy texture and buttery flavor. These potatoes make the perfect base for this dish and ensure that every bite is packed with delicious flavor.


To make Colcannon, start by boiling the Golden Gourmet Potatoes until they are soft. While the potatoes are cooking, sauté chopped cabbage in a pan with butter until tender. Once the potatoes are done, mash them with the sautéed cabbage, along with butter, milk, and salt and pepper to taste.


Serve this comforting and delicious dish hot, topped with a generous pat of butter for added richness. Whether you are looking for a tasty side dish for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, or just a simple and satisfying meal, Colcannon is sure to be a hit. So, grab a box of Golden Gourmet Potatoes and get cooking!


Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day feast with a bowl of creamy and delicious Colcannon made with Golden Gourmet Potatoes. Happy cooking!


See where you can pick up a box of Golden Gourmets here.

Colcannon - Irish Mashed Potatoes



750g Oakley’s Baby Golden Gourmet Potatoes (half of the box), halved

Salt, to taste

6Tbsp butter (plus extra for serving)

1/2 head of green cabbage

1 ½ packed cups of shredded green kale

3 green onions, finely sliced

1 cup of blue top milk



  1. Half your Golden Gourmet potatoes and add them to a medium pot with water and salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat after 15-20 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain and leave to steam off for five minutes.
  2. While boiling potatoes, thinly slice the cabbage, kale and green onions. Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat and add the greens. Cook for 5 minutes, or until they have wilted. Add the green onion and cook for a further minute.
  3. Add milk, salt, and pepper to the potatoes and mash well. Add the wilted greens and mix well. Serve on a plate, making an indent in the middle to add additional butter. Serve immediately

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