Colcannon Recipe (Traditional Irish Mashed Potatoes)

Easy Irish Colcannon Recipe

Learn how to make Colcannon, a traditional Irish mashed potato recipe with chopped kale. This easy side dish recipe is delicious any time of year.


3 pounds russet potatoes unpeeled and chopped into 1-inch chunks 1 ¼ teaspoon sea salt 4 tablespoons butter - divided 4 cups ripped kale leaves stems removed and discarded

- - - -

How to make Irish Colcannon


Cook Potatoes.

Add potato chunks and 1 teaspoon of sea salt to a large pot with enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer the potatoes until they’re tender. 


Wilt Kale.

Heat half of the butter in the pot over medium heat until it’s melted. Add the torn kale leaves and ¼ teaspoon of sea salt. Completely wilt the kale so it’ll stir into the potatoes easily. 


Mash Potatoes, Kale and Green Onions Together.

Add the green onions to the pot, stir to combine and cook for about a minute. Then add the potatoes back into the pot with half of the milk and the other half of the butter 

swipe up for the rest of the post