Easy Colcannon with Bacon! This is a delicious, hearty dish, served as a side or a main. Very delicious with the bacon of course!

This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our Lovefoodies supporters, Cathy Kopp.
Cathy is always cooking delicious Home made dishes, and just loves to cook.
Here, Cathy's Colcannon is a wonderful variation on the famous Irish Colcannon recipe. Sure, there are many colcannon recipes available, but this one is what Cathy has been making for many years and is always a hit with her family! A perfect comfort food and great served on it's own or as a side with some lovely ham.
Thanks Cathy for showing us one of your favourite family recipes.
Recipe by Cathy Kopp

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes approx

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Yield: 3 - 4

Ingredients

6 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
½ pound thick sliced bacon
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium head of cabbage, chopped
1/4 cup chicken broth
Milk
Butter
Salt and pepper

Instructions:

1. In a large pot, boil the potatoes until tender (about 12 minutes).

2. In a large skillet, brown the bacon until crispy.
Remove bacon from skillet, reserving the drippings.

3. Drain bacon on paper towels and chop into bite-sized pieces.

4. Add onion to skillet to soften (you may need to remove the skillet from the burner for a minute or two to cool a bit before adding the onion).

5. Add cabbage to skillet in small batches, stirring to wilt,until all cabbage is in skillet. Add chicken broth, cover, and braise cabbage until tender (about 7 minutes).

6. Drain the potatoes and return them to the large pot on burner set at the lowest setting.

7. Generously sprinkle them with salt and pepper, and add about 3 tablespoons of butter. Mash and stir until smooth.

8. Gradually add small amounts of milk, stirring after each addition until you have creamy mashed potatoes.

9. Add the braised cabbage, onion, all the drippings from the skillet, and the chopped bacon to the potatoes and stir gently. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Serve in bowls with a crater of butter in the center and enjoy! You can add ham with this dish, also delicious!

Easy Colcannon with Bacon! This is a delicious, hearty dish, served as a side or a main. Very delicious with the bacon of course!

Cathy’s Colcannon
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Servings: 3 - 4
Ingredients
  • 6 large potatoes peeled and cubed
  • ½ pound thick sliced bacon
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 medium head of cabbage chopped
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, boil the potatoes until tender (about 12 minutes).
  2. In a large skillet, brown the bacon until crispy.
  3. Remove bacon from skillet, reserving the drippings.
  4. Drain bacon on paper towels and chop into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Add onion to skillet to soften (you may need to remove the skillet from the burner for a minute or two to cool a bit before adding the onion).
  6. Add cabbage to skillet in small batches, stirring to wilt,until all cabbage is in skillet. Add chicken broth, cover, and braise cabbage until tender (about 7 minutes).
  7. Drain the potatoes and return them to the large pot on burner set at the lowest setting.
  8. Generously sprinkle them with salt and pepper, and add about 3 tablespoons of butter. Mash and stir until smooth.
  9. Gradually add small amounts of milk, stirring after each addition until you have creamy mashed potatoes.
  10. Add the braised cabbage, onion, all the drippings from the skillet, and the chopped bacon to the potatoes and stir gently. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  11. Serve in bowls with a crater of butter in the center and enjoy! You can add ham with this dish, also delicious!
Easy Colcannon with Bacon! This is a delicious, hearty dish, served as a side or a main. Very delicious with the bacon of course!!

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  1. this and a couple other recipes have the oz. or tsp/tbs because of this TOWER OF THINGIES. i’ve seen these before but it’s set up toswipe the last on the totem pole and it goes the hell away. THIS WILL NOT GO AWAY!