Side Dishes

Irish Potatoes

Irish Potatoes are a hearty side dish made with creamy mashed potatoes, garlic and cabbage. Serve for St. Patrick’s Day or anytime of year!

Irish Potatoes - A hearty side dish made with creamy mashed potatoes, garlic and cabbage. Serve for St. Patrick's Day or anytime of year!

Irish Potatoes

This isn’t your ordinary mashed potato recipe. In fact, I think this dish might be my very favourite mashed potatoes ever….I’m not even joking.

I’m not a huge mashed potato fan. I’ll eat them, but rarely do I ever crave them on my plate. 

These Irish Potatoes, however, I was thinking about them long after I served them for dinner. They are a winner.

Irish Potatoes - A hearty side dish made with creamy mashed potatoes, garlic and cabbage. Serve for St. Patrick's Day or anytime of year!

Another name for this recipe is Colcannon. It’s basically potatoes mixed with cabbage. It’s creamy, smooth and packed full of delicious flavor. You won’t even realize you are eating cabbage if you aren’t a fan. 

When I served this recipe to my family, I had a cabbage hater tell me they were the best potatoes he’d ever tried. He ended up eating all the leftovers!

Irish Potatoes - A hearty side dish made with creamy mashed potatoes, garlic and cabbage. Serve for St. Patrick's Day or anytime of year!

Ingredients for Irish Potatoes

This recipe for Irish Potatoes uses 3 lbs of potatoes that have been peeled and halved. I used regular white potatoes. 

It also includes coarsely chopped cabbage. I despise chopping cabbage because it’s always a workout on the arms, but the final result is soooo worth it.

Flavorings include garlic cloves, chicken bouillon cubes, salt and pepper.

To get that mouthwatering creamy texture, use cream cheese, milk, butter and sour cream. Yum yum!

Irish Potatoes - A hearty side dish made with creamy mashed potatoes, garlic and cabbage. Serve for St. Patrick's Day or anytime of year!

How to Make Irish Potatoes

In this recipe, you will cook some of the ingredients on the stove top and then move them over to the oven to finish off baking.

Start by adding the potatoes, cabbage, garlic and chicken bouillon cubes to a large pot of water on the stove. Boil until the potatoes are cooked (20 to 25 minutes).

Drain the pot and then add cream cheese, milk, butter, sour cream, salt and pepper. Mash mash mash!

Spread the mixture in a greased 3 quart casserole dish and cover.

Bake for 45 minutes at 350F. I garnished with sliced green onions to give a pop of color.

Irish Potatoes - A hearty side dish made with creamy mashed potatoes, garlic and cabbage. Serve for St. Patrick's Day or anytime of year!

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Irish Potatoes - A hearty side dish made with creamy mashed potatoes, garlic and cabbage. Serve for St. Patrick's Day or anytime of year!

Potato Recipes

Potato lover? I got ya covered.

  • Potato Nachos – Crispy, flavorful potatoes loaded with taco sauce, green olives, green onions and lots of melty cheddar cheese. The perfect appetizer!
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  • Lemon Roasted Potatoes – Quick to prepare and come out of the oven hot and full of lemony deliciousness.
  • Parmesan Thyme Roasted Potatoes – Delicious and crispy! My family loved this easy side dish.

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Irish Potatoes - A hearty side dish made with creamy mashed potatoes, garlic and cabbage. Serve for St. Patrick's Day or anytime of year!

Irish Potatoes

Irish Potatoes

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

A hearty side dish made with creamy mashed potatoes, garlic and cabbage. Serve for St. Patrick's Day or anytime of year!

Ingredients

  • 3 lb potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 2 1/2 cups cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, whole
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • green onions, for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Add potatoes, cabbage, garlic and chicken bouillon cubes to a large pot of water on the stove. Boil until potatoes are cooked, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Drain pot. Add to pot the cream cheese, milk, butter, sour cream and salt and pepper. Mash. Place mixture in a greased 3 quart casserole dish. Cover.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes. Garnish with green onions if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 41mg Sodium: 352mg Carbohydrates: 55g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 6g Protein: 9g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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