Colcannon With Kale and Leeks, made with the trendy super food kale, is a twist on the traditional Irish side dish. Our colcannon potatoes is an easy recipe made with Yukon gold potatoes and buttery leeks making it a delicious and creamy potato side dish.
Colcannon With Kale Recipe
I’ve always made the traditional Irish mashed potato recipe of Colcannon with cabbage. Then recently I was having a conversation with Phyllis, my daughter-in-law’s mother, and she told me, with her lilting Irish brogue, of the fond memories she has of being “back home” as a young child and the delicious colcannon with kale that her mom would always make for them.
Kale? The new trendy super food? I was inspired! During my recipe development process Phyllis and her sister Breda, who also has a lovely Irish brogue, happened to be over for dinner and they absolutely loved my version of colcannon.
Now that’s the ultimate compliment! And so here it is, a creamy mashed potato side dish with kale and leeks!
What is colcannon?
Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish made with cabbage and sometimes kale. It is the perfect side dish accompaniment for a Saint Patrick’s Day corned beef dinner! It’s fabulously delicious! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
Recipes to make on Saint Patrick’s Day
You’re off to a delicious start with Colcannon With Kale as a side dish on your Saint Patrick’s Day table. Now add in one or more of these recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day and you’ll be all set!
Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Guinness Reduction combines the flavors of Guinness, brown sugar and horseradish mustard in your slow cooker all day long to flavor your corned beef. Once you’re home just boil up the juices and make yourself a beautiful Guinness reduction to drizzle over your corned beef and mashed potatoes!
Give your cabbage a face lift this Saint Patrick’s Day with our Roasted Cabbage Wedges With Bacon recipe! Wedges of cabbage are seasoned and oven roasted to tender perfection, then sprinkled with crumbled crispy bacon and fresh parsley leaves.
Guaranteed to be a family favorite, Irish Cheddar Mac ‘n Cheese is both creamy and cheesy, and you don’t have to be Irish to love it because everyone loves mac n cheese! Make it with an Irish cheddar cheese and you’re all set for an Irish celebration.
No-Bake Bailey’s Irish Cream Puddin N Cake Parfaits is an easy dessert recipe combining Irish Cream, pudding and cake. You’re guaranteed to delight taste buds and make everyone wish they were Irish when you serve these no-bake Irish parfaits!
Colcannon With Kale and Leeks, made with the trendy super food kale, is a twist on the traditional colcannon recipe. Our Colcannon With Kale is an easy recipe made with Yukon gold potatoes and buttery leeks making it a delicious and creamy potato side dish.
In large pot combine potatoes and enough cold water to cover potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup potato water from pot.
Meanwhile, in another large pot melt butter over medium-high heat. Add leeks and cook 4 minutes or until just softened, stirring occasionally. Stir in kale and cook additional 8 minutes or until wilted and tender, stirring occasionally.
Mash potatoes until smooth. Stir in milk, kale mixture and 1/2 cup reserved potato water. Gradually add additional remaining potato water, if necessary, for desired texture.
Makes 8 cups.