Colcannon in an oval dish

Turnip colcannon

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 4

This traditional Irish side dish adds a dollop of comfort to any meal, perfect for cold rainy nights

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian


  • kcal445
  • fat25g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre7g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.31g


  • 1kg floury potatoes, chopped into chunks



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 2 carrots, chopped into small chunks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 100ml double cream
  • 50g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2 turnips, chopped into small chunks



    Turnips are creamy-white with a lovely purple, red or greenish upper part where the taproot has…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 100g cabbage, shredded



    The cabbage, or brassica, family is huge, and includes everything from the familiar red, white…


  1. Boil the potatoes for 20 mins, adding carrots for the last 5 mins. Drain, spoon out the carrots, then mash the potatoes with cream and butter. Fry the carrots, turnips and garlic in oil for 10 mins; add the cabbage for the final 2 mins. Mix with the mash in an ovenproof dish and season. Can be made up to 1 day ahead.

  2. To serve, grill for 5-10 mins or, if made ahead, bake at 200C/180C fan/gas 6 for 20 mins.

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