Classic Irish Potato Colcannon

Creamy mashed potato mixed with wilted greens makes for the perfect St Patrick’s Day side dish
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Don’t miss out on this comforting potato side dish at your St Paddy’s day feast.

This recipe is courtesy of Simply Recipes.

4
Servings
459
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2  Pounds  russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • Salt
  • 6  Tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 3  Cups  chopped greens, such as chard, kale, or cabbage
  • green onions, minced
  • 1  Cup  whole milk

Directions

Put the potatoes in a medium pan and cover with cold water. Add 2 tablespoons salt. Put over a medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Continue boiling, until potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain the potatoes.

Return the empty pan to the stove, and set it over a medium-high heat. Melt the butter in the pan. When it’s sizzling, add the greens. Cook the greens for 3-4 minutes, until they are wilted. Add the green onions, and cook for 1 more minute.

Pour in the milk and add the potatoes back to the pan. Reduce the heat to medium. Using a potato masher, or a fork, mash the potatoes, making sure the greens are dispersed throughout the potatoes.

Add salt to taste, and serve hot, with an extra tablespoon of butter melting on top.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
25g
28%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
84g
65%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
85µg
12%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
15mg
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
29µg
32%
Calcium, Ca
66mg
7%
Choline, total
19mg
4%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Fluoride, F
12µg
0%
Folate, total
28µg
7%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
81mg
25%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
173mg
25%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
215mg
14%
Water
399g
15%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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