Cheap Irish Colcannon

"This is a college try on a traditional favorite. Sometimes you're too poor to get all the ingredients for colcannon. It's a good quick filler for lunches in college. I like to put some brown gravy in mine, too, for more flavor."
Cheap Irish Colcannon Cheap Irish Colcannon
  • Serves
  • Prep
    5 m
  • Cook
    5 m
  • Ready In
    10 m
  • Difficulty
  • Nutritions

Method for Cheap Irish Colcannon

  • 1
    Place the cabbage and broccoli in a saucepan, and fill with just enough water to cover the vegetables. Cover, and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes; drain.
  • 2
    Stir in the prepared mashed potatoes, butter, garlic salt, and black pepper.


  • 2 1/2 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 3 cups hot prepared instant mashed potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter, or as needed
  • 1 pinch garlic salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
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