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Creamy Colcannon

Creamy Colcannon recipe – With Spinach and Ham this is always a winning side dish, especially on Saint Patrick’s Day

Creamy Colcannon

We love this Creamy Colcannon, not only on or around St Patrick’s Day, but have it on the menu at least once a month.

I am busy putting together our actual menu for St Patrick’s Day this year and have tried many side dishes, but my family have already requested this Colcannon, which is a creamy, heavenly dish to be part of the menu.

The creamiest Colcannon recipe ever ! With Spinach and Ham this is always a winning side dish

Well, I am definitely not complaining as this is one of my favorite recipes for a Colcannon.

I know this recipe is not an authentic Irish recipe, but it is one that goes so well with most meat dishes traditionally served on St Patrick’s Day.

Something else I love … quick, easy and no strange ingredients. I use a couple of slices (thinly sliced) cooked Ham from the Deli and the Spinach I have growing in the garden.

The creamiest Colcannon recipe ever ! With Spinach and Ham this is always a winning side dish

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Creamy Colcannon

Creamy Colcannon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Creamy Colcannon recipe - With Spinach and Ham this is always a winning side dish, especially on Saint Patrick's Day
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6 People
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 6 Potatoes cooked, peeled
  • 3 TB Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Cooked Ham thinly sliced and chopped
  • 3 cups Fresh Spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Cream (double cream/whipping cream)
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Mash the cooked Potatoes and keep warm
  2. Using a large skillet, heat the Butter over medium high heat – add the Ham and Spinach and stir-fry 4 – 5 minutes – remove from heat and stir into the mashed Potatoes
  3. Add the Cream to the skillet and heat – only until warm, do not boil
  4. Stir in the warmed Cream into the mashed Potato mixture and season to taste with Salt and Black Pepper

Serve warm as a side dish.

LINDA

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Evelyn Osborn

Thursday 10th of March 2016

This sounds really delish! I love the addition of spinach!

marcia lesman

Wednesday 9th of March 2016

I think that classic Colcannon is made with cabbage instead of spinach. Am I right?

Linda Nortje

Wednesday 9th of March 2016

That is right, Marcia, traditional Colcannon is made with either cabbage or kale :-)

Jamie Sherman

Wednesday 9th of March 2016

Can you believe I have never tried Colcannon?! It's been on my list of things to try for a few years - I think I need to add this to our St. Patrick's Day menu!

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