Healthy Colcannon

Healthy Colcannon

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Not only was this traditional dish a treat for the people of Ireland, but it was said to satiate the fairies and goblins that roamed the evergreen hills. Traditionally, trinkets (like a sixpence for wealth or a ring for marriage) were hidden inside dishes of colcannon that, when found by a diner, would indicate what the year held in store for them. The traditional recipe is a flavorful blend of potato, cabbage, and kale, but ours takes on a healthier theme, using cauliflower instead of potatoes.  

6
Servings
171
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • head cauliflower
  • 4  Tablespoons  butter, separated
  • 1/2  Cup  cream cheese, softened
  • 2  Tablespoons  sour cream
  • medium onion, diced
  • 1  Teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1/2  Cup  lightly packed dried kale
  • 1  Teaspoon  dried parsley
  • 4  Tablespoons  light half-and-half
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Separate the cauliflower into florets and coarsely chop them with the core.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the cauliflower and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

Drain the cauliflower and pat dry.  Using an electric mixer, blend the cauliflower, 2 tablespoons of the butter, the cream cheese, sour cream, onions, garlic powder, kale, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. While blending, slowly add the half-and-half until the desired texture is achieved.

Melt the rest of the butter and pour on top of the finished dish, letting the butter pool in the center. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
42µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
12µg
13%
Calcium, Ca
50mg
5%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
21µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
45mg
14%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
100mg
14%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
65mg
4%
Water
27g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Healthy Shopping Tip

Choose raw fruits, vegetables, and meats, and unprocessed foods.

Healthy Cooking Tip

Substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.