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Mashed potatoes with kale topped with pat of butter.

Irish Colcannon

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: colcannon, Irish food
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Laureen King
Creamy mashed potatoes flavoured with kale.
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  • 5 cups potatoes I like Yukon Gold
  • 3 cups kale finely chopped, tough rib center removed
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • dollop butter


  • Peel potatoes, cut in to quarters.
  • Cook in large pot of salted water until tender.
  • While potatoes are cooking, melt 1 tbsp olive oil in large frying pan.
  • Add kale and cook over medium heat until softened and turn a vibrant green.
  • Remove from heat, set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, add milk and 4 tbsp. butter. Heat until butter is melted.
  • With potato masher or potato ricer, mash potatoes until fluffy.
  • Add milk and butter, combine well.
  • Stir in kale, season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to serving dish and top with dollop of butter.


recipe adapted from Edible Ireland


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 914mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3613IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 6mg