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Swiss Chard Potatoes Colcannon

Swiss Chard Potatoes Colcannon

Creamy mashed potatoes with beautiful Swiss chard.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Irish recipe, vegetarian
Servings 6 people
Calories 242 kcal


  • 2 lbs red potatoes quartered
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter divided
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard woody stems and ribs removed, leaves chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • fresh snipped chives


  • Put the potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and cook at a gentle boil, reducing heat if necessary, 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, heat 1 tablespoon butter in a medium saute pan on high heat. Once it starts sizzling, reduce heat to medium-high and add the Swiss chard, garlic, and a pinch of salt. Toss the greens in the butter and saute, tossing regularly, until the chard is very wilty and awesome (watch so the garlic doesn't burn). Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, drain immediately and return the taters to the pot. Mash the potatoes. Add the milk, half and half, 2 tablespoons butter, couple grinds of pepper, and a couple good pinches of salt. Stir in the chard and garlic mixture.
  • Use the remaining tablespoon of butter to serve the potatoes with a little melty pat on top, sprinkled with chives.


Calories: 242kcal (12%) | Carbohydrates: 32g (11%) | Protein: 5g (10%) | Fat: 10g (15%) | Saturated Fat: 6g (38%) | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg (10%) | Sodium: 71mg (3%) | Potassium: 956mg (27%) | Fiber: 3g (13%) | Sugar: 3g (3%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword colcannon, st patrick's day dishes
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