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Irish Colcannon

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1.5 lbs Parsnips cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 lb Red Potatoes cut into large pieces
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Milk
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 6 tbsp Butter
  • 1 cup Onion chopped
  • 10 oz Green Cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup Irish Cheddar Cheese
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat. 

  2. Add potatoes and cook for 12 minutes. Add parsnips and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes until both potatoes and parsnips are tender. Drain well. 

  3. Mash potatoes and parsnips together with coconut milk and salt.

  4. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large pan. Add onion and sauté for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until very soft. Add cabbage to the onions and cook, stirring often for 5 minutes more or until very soft. 

  5. Stir cabbage mixture and cheese into hot potatoes and parsnips and season with pepper. Top with additional shredded cheese and melted butter if desired.