Instant Pot Colcannon

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recipe by Instant Pot Recipe Collection Cookbook

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Colcannon is a traditional Irish recipe made with mashed potatoes and kale or cabbage. This classic Irish comfort food is the perfect side dish for Paddy's Day. Creamy, buttery mashed potatoes are stirred through with silky leeks and cabbage, and topped with crispy bacon. To serve, make a slight depression in the center and add a knob of Irish butter.

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recipe updated Mar 12, 2020


  • Bacon icon
    4 slices
  • Butter icon
    2 tbsp (about 28.8 g)
  • Savoy cabbage icon
    Savoy cabbage
    ½ head
  • Russet potato icon
    Russet potato
    1.362 kg (about 7 ½)
  • Leek icon
    2 (about 180 g)
  • Water icon
    ½ cup (about 120 g)
  • Salt icon
    1 ¼ tsp (about 7.5 g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    ¼ tsp (about 0.54 g)
  • Milk icon
    ½ cup (about 120 g)


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Paper towels
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
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  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat until hot - Sauté, Normal
  2. Add bacon to the inner pot
  3. Cook until crispy
  4. Line a clean plate with paper towels
  5. Remove bacon to paper-towel lined plate
  6. Add russet potato, leek, water, salt and black pepper to the inner pot
  7. Mix well
  8. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  9. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 5 min
  10. Release pressure -
  11. Heat - Sauté, Normal
  12. Then add milk and butter to the inner pot
  13. Cook and stir 1 minute, mashing potatoes until still slightly chunky
  14. Add milk and savoy cabbage to the inner pot
  15. Cook until wilted - approx 2 min 30 sec
  16. Stir in bacon
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