Food For Thought: A Quick Homemade Recipe For Easy-To-Make Colcannon 6 years ago

Food For Thought: A Quick Homemade Recipe For Easy-To-Make Colcannon

Kicking off your weekend, it can be hard to stay on the right eating track when you’re trying to squeeze in catch-ups, gym time and your daily to-do lists!

Each week, we’ll bring you one quick recipe with lots of health benefits. Using common ingredients you’ll find in the fridge, press (or local shop at a push!), take the hassle out of home-cooking with this fast meal.


This week… we’re giving you a taste of home comforts with a quick and easy recipe for colcannon.


A quick and tasty meal, that’ll remind you of Mammy’s cooking…


  • 1kg potatoes, cut down into chunks
  • 100g butter
  • 140g sliced back bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 small Savoy cabbage, finely shredded
  • 150ml double cream


  1. Boil the potatoes into a large saucepan of water. Leave to simmer for 15-20 minutes until skin is tender when pierced.
  2. Using 25g of butter in a saucepan, then fry off the bacon and half the cabbage for 5 minutes. Take off the hob.
  3. Using a colander, drain the potatoes and peel while still hot. Mash potatoes until smooth.
  4. In a separate saucepan, heat the cream with the remaining butter and, when almost boiling, beat into the potato mash.
  5. Add bacon and cabbage to the mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste.Recipe via Good Foods