Colcannon (Potatoes & Cabbage)

Number of Servings: 6 (365 g)
Active Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 1 hour

This classic Irish side dish usually contains cream and butter. This version is lightened with low-fat milk. There’s so much flavor from the garlic, thyme, and scallions that you won’t miss the added fat.


  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 6 scallions, sliced
  • 1 head green cabbage, shredded
  • 4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley


  1. Tie thyme sprigs with twine or in a cheesecloth bag. Combine milk, garlic and thyme in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer gently until garlic is soft (5-10 minutes). Discard thyme.
  2. Transfer the milk mixture to a blender and puree until smooth. Return to the pan and stir in scallions. Cover and set aside.
  3. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add cabbage, cover and cook until very tender (8-10 minutes). Drain well.
  4. Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, until tender (10-15 minutes).
  5. Drain the potatoes and return to the pan. Mash, gradually stirring the milk mixture into the potatoes until smooth. Stir in cabbage and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm, garnished with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 365 g

Amount per serving
Calories 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 2mg 0%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7.5g 29%
Total Sugars 9g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 22g
Protein 7g
Vitamin D 0.5mcg 0%
Calcium 156.9mg 10%
Iron 2.5mg 15%
Potassium 1015mg 20%
Vitamin A 50.9mcg 6%
Vitamin C 91.9mg 100%
Vitamin E 0.4mg 0%
Vitamin K 190.2mcg 160%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 3.3mg 20%
Vitamin B6 0.7mg 40%
Folate 106.8mcg 27%
Vitamin B12 0.2mcg 8%
Biotin 4.7mcg 15%
Chloride 40.7mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.9mg 20%
Phosphorus 174.3mg 15%
Iodine 10.3mcg 6%
Magnesium 63mg 15%
Zinc 1mg 10%
Selenium 2.9mcg 6%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.6mg 25%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 8.4mcg 20%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Cabbage, Potatoes, 1% Milk, Scallions, Garlic, Parsley, Thyme, Salt.

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