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
204
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, separated
  • 1/2 Cup cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 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
12g
17%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
60µg
9%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
19µg
21%
Calcium, Ca
34mg
3%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
36µg
9%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
76mg
11%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
209mg
14%
Water
20g
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.