Last updated on December 7th, 2017 at 02:09 pm
Colcannon is an Irish staple and is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day side dish. Creamy buttery mashed potatoes plus leeks, garlic, and cabbage—you can’t go wrong with this savory Irish dish!
With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d try and make one of my favorite Irish dishes in my Instant Pot!
Colcannon is an Irish staple—historically made to fill the bellies of the working class without costing an arm and a leg. Colcannon is buttery mashed potatoes with some sort of leafy green. I used napa cabbage, but you could use green or savoy cabbage, or even spinach or kale. It’s great alongside a roast or pork chops. This version is adapted for the Instant Pot from this Bon Appetit recipe.
The Instant Pot is perfect for making colcannon. First you’ll pressure cook the potatoes, then you’ll sauté the greens and garlic and mash it all together in the pot. I love that it doesn’t use a bunch of dishes—we serve it right out of the Instant Pot itself.
Instant Pot Irish Colcannon