Red Potato and Cabbage (Colcannon)

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Bowl with Spoon

Prep time:
15 MIN

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Cook time:
20 MIN

Silouette of 2 people

11 Servings


Serving Size:
1/2 cup


  • 1 pound red potatoes (about 3-4 cups chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter
  • 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
  • 6 cups green cabbage, thinly sliced (about 1/2 head)
  • 1 cup nonfat or 1% milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper


Scrub potatoes but do not peel. Cut into quarters. Cook in boiling water or steam until tender, about 15-20 minutes.
While potatoes cook, heat butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and cook until it becomes clear, about 3-5 minutes.
Add cabbage and cook, stirring occasionally, until cabbage begins to brown, about 4-6 minutes.
Reduce heat to low. Add milk, salt and pepper. Cover and cook until cabbage is tender, about 6-8 minutes.
Drain potatoes. Add cabbage mixture to potatoes. Mash with a potato masher or large fork to reach desired texture. Serve warm.
Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.