I saw the picture of this Taste of Home recipe and was enticed.  But what does Colcannon mean?  It's an irish word meaning white-headed cabbage.  It's a traditional Irish dish and looks yummy! 

I'm half Asian and half Irish, so we had a wide variety of foods in our home when I grew up.  My favorite for St. Patrick's Day is salty corned beef, mashed potatoes with lots of butter, boiled cabbage and white sauce/gravy over it all (with more salt).   I haven't made it for years, but plan to with this easy recipe I found from Taste of Home!


  • 1-1/2 pounds medium red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 7-1/2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 8 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Place potatoes in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook over medium heat for 12-15 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender, adding the cabbage during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine green onions and milk. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until onions are soft.
  • Drain potato mixture. Mash with milk mixture, butter, salt and pepper. Yield: 8 servings.