Traditional Irish Mashed Potatoes (Colcannon)

Irish Mashed Potatoes

Traditional Irish Mashed Potatoes

A twist on traditional colcannon, using kale! Creamy golden potatoes, kale, bacon, and chives make for a fresh but hearty way to celebrate spring. Serve as an easy side, or by the bowlful!

One of my favorite traditions of St. Patrick’s Day is the Irish Mashed Potatoes, otherwise known as Colcannon (said with an Irish accent).  You can serve with corned beef and cabbage, or prepare with delicious Irish stew, a simple oven-roasted salmon or with your favorite protein. 

However you serve it, the combination of potatoes, butter, kale, bacon, and fresh chives is amazing together and makes the perfect St. Patrick Day meal complete.

Take advantage of the sale at Safeway on 3 lb bags of gold or red potatoes for just $2.00, Oscar Mayer Bacon on sale for $3.99, and organic kale on sale for $.99/lb. to make your family this traditional Irish mashed potatoes recipe.

To make this low carb – you would leave out the potatoes and substitute boiled cauliflower. 

Check out our Perfect Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe here or if you plan to use your Instant Pot we have a great Beer Braised Corned Beef Recipe

Ingredients in Colcannon

How to Make Irish Mashed Potatoes

Making traditional Irish Mashed potatoes is similar to making regular mashed potatoes, except a bit easier because you don’t need to peel the potatoes!  I always use gold potatoes in my mashed potatoes, and rarely peel them anyway – you get more fiber, texture, and taste in your potatoes this way!

Halve the potatoes and boil

Mash, while adding chopped kale, chives, milk, butter and salt and pepper. 

Add chopped cooked bacon and stir to incorporate.  

Easy peasy! 

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Irish Mashed Potatoes

Traditional Irish Mashed Potatoes

A twist on traditional colcannon or Irish Mashed Potatoes, using kale! Creamy golden potatoes, kale, bacon, and chives make for a fresh but hearty way to celebrate spring. Serve as an easy side, or by the bowlful!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Colcannon, Irish Mashed Potatoes,
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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Author: Safeway

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes red potatoes may also be used
  • 1 cup finely chopped kale
  • 6 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup warmed milk
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced chives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled bacon

Instructions

  • Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Continue to simmer 15-17 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
  • Drain water and add kale and butter to pan, covering with lid. Let rest 5 minutes. Add milk, salt and pepper to pan and mash potatoes. Stir in chives and bacon. Serve.

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