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Cream Cheese Colcannon Recipe

Cream Cheese Colcannon

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"This is a great side dish for corned beef on St. Patrick's Day. It is very smooth and rich! The recipe came from my mother-in-law, who is first-generation Irish."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and reserve the cooking liquid. Allow potatoes to cool until they can be handled.
  2. Boil cabbage and onion with the reserved potato water in a pot until softened, about 5 minutes. Drain.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.
  5. Peel and cut potatoes into chunks; place in a large bowl.
  6. Mash skim milk and butter into potatoes until mixture is smooth.
  7. Stir drained cabbage and onion into potato mixture.
  8. Fold cream cheese, salt, and black pepper into potato mixture, stirring until the cream cheese melts.
  9. Pour potato mixture into prepared casserole dish.
  10. Bake in preheated oven until browned, 30 to 35 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 17, 2012

Very tasty! I used red potatoes and left the skins on instead of peeling them. I did need to cook the cabbage and onions longer than stated to soften them. I added a bit more salt and pepper, as well. This was a very satisfying side dish for our St. Patrick's Day dinner.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 21, 2014

We thought that this dish would be really good, but we were not keen on it. It was rather bland-tasting, and I won't add 'a hefty dose of salt' to anything to add flavour. Not a keeper.

Mar 24, 2012

Made tonight to go with corned beef. Very good. i did not have cream cheese so used a mix of sour cream and plain yogurt...healthier and still delicious. You do need to add a healthy amount of salt for flavor but turned out great.

Mar 25, 2013

These were so good. Only thing is I blended 1/2 of the cabbage/onion mixture so my husband and 3 year old would not get scared from the cabbage.

May 26, 2014

Loved it! Mashed potatoes and cabbage go so well together in many different dishes, and it works great in this one. The little bit of cream cheese just gives it a nice, creamy texture. Served this with 'Braised Corned Beef Brisket' 'Buttermilk Slaw' and 'Irresistible Irish Soda Bread' all AR recipes.

Oct 03, 2013

I think I prefer this over mashed potatoes. It has to be less calories ,less carbs and wonderful flavor!

Mar 23, 2013

A real crowd pleaser! Don't tell them it has cabbage in it, and they'll never know. I used leeks instead of onions and like the extra color for St. Patrick's Day. I will be serving this instead of mashed potatoes from now on since it is much healthier.

Oct 28, 2013

Fabulous! What a great use of cabbage, and a wonderful alternative to mashed potatoes. We made this as a side dish for grilled salmon, and it was an amazing meal. One note: we did have to bake the colcannon longer than recommended, because the top didn't brown in 30 minutes.


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  • Calories
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.6 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 5.4 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 217 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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