• Irish Potatoes and Cabbage with Bacon (Colcannon)

Irish Potatoes and Cabbage with Bacon (Colcannon)

40 10 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each
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10 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each

If Irish eyes are smiling, it could be because we added bacon to the potatoes and cabbage in this colcannon recipe. If you've never tried this traditional Irish potato side dish, now is your chance!

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  • Cook potatoes in boiling water in large saucepan 20 min. or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, cook and stir bacon in large skillet on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Add onions to bacon drippings in skillet; cook and stir 2 min. or until crisp-tender. Add water; stir to scrape browned bits from bottom of skillet. Add cabbage; mix well. Cover; cook 7 min. or until cabbage is tender and water is cooked off, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain potatoes; return to pan. Add cream cheese product. Mash potatoes until creamy, gradually adding milk. Add cabbage mixture and bacon; mix well.

How to Test Potatoes for Doneness

To test for potato doneness, insert a fork deep into the centre of the potato. There should be no resistance if the potato is done.


  • 10 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 10 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each
Calories 130
% Daily Value
Total fat 4.5g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 130mg
Carbohydrate 18g
Dietary fibre 3g
Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 30 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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