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Donna's Mashed Potatoes with Cabbage (Colcannon)

Published On: Mar 13 2013 11:38:26 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 13 2013 09:04:14 PM CDT
Colcannon (potatoes)

Colcannon (potatoes)

The combination of potatoes and cabbage is a traditional Irish dish that is often associated with St. Patrick’s Day. I like to serve it all year because it is a great way to make mashed potatoes special with a very healthful cruciferous vegetable.

  • 1 bag (10 ounces) shredded cabbage
  • 3 slices bacon, optional
  • 2 pounds (about 4 large) russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
  • dash white pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a covered medium saucepan, cook cabbage in boiling salted water until cabbage is tender-crisp. Drain well and set aside.

In a small skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Drain and discard fat. Crumble bacon and set aside.

In a large covered saucepan, cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender. Drain well. Add milk and sour cream to the potatoes in the saucepan and beat with electric mixer until smooth. Add extra milk if necessary to make a light fluffy texture.

Add cabbage and bacon and stir to mix. Add salt and pepper to taste.

This can be prepared ahead of time. Cover and refrigerate. When ready to serve, heat through in the microwave or oven.

Serves 6

Nutritional Information per serving without bacon:

  • Calories: 120
  • Fat, gm.: 1
  • Protein, gm.: 4
  • Carbs, gm.: 24
  • Cholesterol, mg.: 5
  • Fiber, gm.: 2.7

Nutritional Information per serving with bacon:

  • Calories: 145
  • Fat, gm.: 3
  • Protein, gm.: 6
  • Carbs, gm.: 24
  • Cholesterol, mg.: 10
  • Fiber, gm.: 2.7

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