Kale Colcannon Recipe

Kale Colcannon Recipe

How To Make Kale Colcannon

Not your old-school mashed potato, this kale colcannon recipe reveals the secret to creating a creamy and smooth texture ready in no time!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 3lbsRusset potatoes,peeled
  • 2tspfine sea salt,divided
  • 2tbspunsalted butter,divided, plus more for garnish
  • 1large bunch kale,preferably Tuscan/Lacinato, ribs removed and chopped into small, bite-sized pieces, 3 to 4 cups
  • 1medium clove garlic,pressed or minced
  • 8ozcream cheese
  • ½cupsour cream
  • 3tbspgreen onion,thinly sliced, divided


  1. Pull the cream cheese out of the fridge. Set aside and let it warm up on the counter while cooking the potatoes.

  2. Cut the potatoes into even chunks about 2 inches in size.

  3. Place the potato chunks in a large Dutch oven or soup pot. Add 1 teaspoon of the salt, and enough water to cover the potatoes by 1 to 2 inches.

  4. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Continue cooking for 10 to 15 minutes, reducing the heat as necessary to prevent overflow, until the potatoes are easily pierced through by a fork.

  5. Carefully drain off all of the water and leave the potatoes in the colander for now.

  6. Return the empty pot to the stove over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of the butter. Once melted, add the chopped kale. Cook, stirring often, for 2 to 4 minutes, until the kale has wilted and turned dark green.

  7. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, until fragrant.

  8. Remove the pot from the heat and add the drained potatoes. Mash the potatoes and kale until the potatoes reach your desired consistency.

  9. Add the cream cheese, sour cream, remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, and 1 teaspoon salt. Mash it together until the mixture is mostly combined, then add 2 tablespoons of the green onions and stir until everything comes together.

  10. Transfer the mashed potatoes to a serving bowl. Top with a couple pats of butter and the remaining tablespoon of green onions. Serve while warm.

Recipe Notes

  • Regular table salt can be used as a substitute for fine sea salt, but make sure to reduce the amount.
  • If kale is not available, chard, collard greens, or cabbage may be used.


  • Calories: 301.20kcal
  • Fat: 15.86g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.02g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.94g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.82g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.34g
  • Fiber: 3.41g
  • Sugar: 3.15g
  • Protein: 7.06g
  • Cholesterol: 46.29mg
  • Sodium: 582.31mg
  • Calcium: 116.25mg
  • Potassium: 931.56mg
  • Iron: 2.10mg
  • Vitamin A: 311.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 48.05mg
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