7 Days of Kale- Day 3- Colcannon Recipe

19 Apr

Colcannon is an Irish traditional dish consisting of mashed potatoes and cabbage or kale.

There is a Halloween tradition in Ireland to serve colcannon with hidden gifts, such as coins, inside the dish. Are you kidding? My husband inhales his food. He would swallow the coins whole. Serve this to children? No way!


4 potatoes 2 lbs, peeled, cut into large 1 inch chunks

3 cups of chopped kale

3 scallions

1 leek, whites only, diced

1 cup almond milk

2 tbsp sour cream

garlic to taste

salt to taste

1 tbsp veggie oil of choice

Bacon, optional


Bring potatoes to a boil, boil until tender, approximately 15 minutes, and drain.

Saute the kale in oil for 3-4 minutes until wilted, add scallions, add garlic.

Add milk and add potatoes. Mash the potatoes with a masher. Salt to flavor.

Add bacon for added flavor.

We didn’t add bacon to our dish, but I could see this being a great addition to this dish.

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