St. Patrick's Colcannon

Here's a great way to use up leftover corned beef from St. Patrick's day or to stretch a little corned beef to feed a crowd. Mashed red potatoes, shredded cabbage, and plenty of butter make it taste oh-so-good.


8 servings


3 pounds red potatoes, quartered
1 head cabbage, cored and shredded
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon minced garlic
4 green onions, sliced, white parts and tops separated
white pepper to taste
1 1/4 cups hot milk
1 pound leftover corned beef, cut into pieces and warmed


Place potatoes in a large saucepan and add water to cover by 1-inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Stir in cabbage along with 2 tablespoons of butter; cover, and simmer until the cabbage has softened. Drain.

Melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in garlic and the white parts of the green onions. Cook until the garlic has softened and mellowed.

Drain the potatoes and mash with white pepper to taste. Fold in melted butter, milk, cabbage, and corned beef. Sprinkle with green onion tops to serve.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 453; Total Fat: 33.5 g; Cholesterol: 95 mg; Sodium: 237 mg; Total Carbs: 20.7 g (Dietary Fiber: 8.4 g); Protein: 20.1 g

Follow From Karen's Kitchen on

Cake Decorating Ideas | Glossary of Terms | Recipes | Tips & Advice | facebook

Home | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Site Map