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Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes

St. Patrick's Day recipes are all about comfort food. Think corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, cabbage every which way, and the best mashed sides like this colcannon! It's an Irish favorite that's ultra-creamy and filled with leafy greens.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: St. Patrick's Day, St. Patrick's Day Recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 447kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 2 pounds Yukon gold or Russet potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter or ghee
  • 4 cups (lightly packed) chopped kale or cabbage
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced
  • ½ cup milk any type works
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water, with about one inch of water above the potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until fork tender.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a separate large pot over medium heat and add the chopped kale. Cook the kale for 3 to 4 minutes, until wilted. Add the green onions and stir together for another minute.
  • Drain the potatoes in a colander, then add them to the kale. Pour in the milk, and season with salt and pepper. Mash the potatoes with the greens until fluffy and well combined.
    Mashing colcannon in a pot.
  • Transfer the colcannon to a serving bowl and top with a light sprinkle of green onion and a pat of butter.
    A small bowl of colcannon next to a napkin.


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 2146mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 24254IU | Vitamin C: 330mg | Calcium: 394mg | Iron: 5mg