Sweet Potato Colcannon

Number of Servings: 4 (159 g)
Active Time: 25 min.
Total Time: 25 min.
Sweet Potato Colcannon

Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes packed with greens. This variation uses sweet potato for a little extra stand-alone flavor and brilliant color on your plate.

Tip: This recipe works best with leftover baked sweet potatoes.


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 tsp. caraway seed
  • 1½ lbs. sweet potato, roasted, skinned, and chopped
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until soft and browning (5-8 minutes).
  2. Add cabbage and caraway seed and cook, stirring, until the cabbage is soft (5-6 minutes).
  3. Stir in the sweet potato, mashing with the back of your spoon. Add spinach and cook until sweet potato is heated through and spinach is wilted (4-5 minutes). Add pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 159 g

Amount per serving
Calories 95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 69.8mg 6%
Iron 1.2mg 6%
Potassium 425mg 10%
Vitamin A 305.4mcg 35%
Vitamin C 37.3mg 40%
Vitamin E 1mg 6%
Vitamin K 75.2mcg 60%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 1.1mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 79.8mcg 20%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1.3mcg 4%
Chloride 24.1mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 0%
Phosphorus 52.6mg 4%
Iodine 1.1mcg 0%
Magnesium 35.6mg 8%
Zinc 0.4mg 0%
Selenium 1.2mcg 2%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.4mg 15%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 7.8mcg 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, Onion, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, Olive Oil, Caraway Seeds.

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