Find traditional and modern versions of this creamy Irish potato dish, combining mashed potatoes with kale or leeks, milk and butter. Or try making the Northern Irish version called champ, which is made with spring onions.

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15 reviews

This is a recipe I shared with my girlfiends from my recipe club last year.


12 reviews

Looks similar to colcannon, but champ is native to the North of Ireland. It's made by blending spring onions with creamy mashed potatoes. Great on its own, served steaming hot with extra butter which will melt through it. But it's also the perfect side dish for good quality sausages.

Recipe by: Ita

11 reviews

This colcannon recipe uses cabbage and leeks. You could use a bunch of spring onions instead of the leeks, if you prefer. Serve with bacon, pork sausages or roast beef.

Recipe by: Marc Boyer

10 reviews

Colcannon is a simple, warming Irish potato dish, combining mashed potatoes with shredded cooked cabbage and chopped spring onions. Here it is used as a lovely pie topping for chicken cooked in cider with sliced apples and carrots. The pie is a well-balanced meal in itself, needing no accompaniments.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

7 reviews

This is beef stew recipe results in melt-in-the-mouth meat in a richly flavoured gravy, perfectly complemented by the colcannon. Your family will love this!


6 reviews

This is my famous colcannon recipe. It tastes great with or without bacon, so you can easily make this colcannon vegetarian.

Recipe by: Diane

3 reviews

Pork chops are quick and easy for any night of the week. The sauce is made with beer, mustard, honey, garlic and soy sauce - so you'll probably have all of the ingredients you need in your cupboard already. This is delicious served with colcannon, which allows you to add plenty of dark green veg to your diet!

Recipe by: Ita

4 reviews

This is a tried and true colcannon recipe. Cheap, simple and delicious, it is the ultimate comfort food for a chilly autumn or winter evening. You could use kale instead of cabbage, if preferred.

Recipe by: Spy Glass

2 reviews

My family love this colcannon recipe, which is just a little extra-special with a few tasty embellishments. Leeks and cabbage are both used for a wonderful, wintery flavour and the Cheddar on top makes for comfort food at its best.

Recipe by: Chardonnay Queen

1 review

The traditional Irish colcannon recipe with a twist. A delicious and creamy dish made from mashed potatoes, cabbage and cubed ham. It's a simple, yet tasty dish for any day of the week.

Recipe by: Jewelsie

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