Healthy Colcannon

Healthy Colcannon is a traditional Irish side dish with cabbage and potatoes. This is a must have side dish for Saint Patrick’s Day. It takes only (40 minutes) total time to prepare and cook. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, vitamin enriched, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes 10 servings. Healthy Colcannon will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.healthy-colcannon

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes.


1-1/2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled, quartered
3 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup water
3/4 lb cabbage, shredded (about 4 cups)
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup milk, warmed


1. Cook potatoes in boiling water in a large saucepan for 20 minutes or until tender.

2. Meanwhile, cook and stir bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Add onions to reserved drippings; cook and stir 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add water; stir to release browned bits from bottom of skillet. Add cabbage; mix well. Cover; cook 7 minutes or until cabbage is tender and water is cooked off, stirring occasionally.

3. Drain potatoes; return to pan. Add butter. Mash potatoes until creamy, gradually adding milk. Add cabbage mixture and bacon; mix well.

YIELD: 10 Servings.
Serving Size: 1/2 cup per serving.

Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1

Diet Exchange: 1 Starch + 1 Fat

Calories: 130, Total Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 95mg, Sugars: 3g, Carbohydrates: 16g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 2 %DV, Vitamin C: 20 %DV, Calcium: 4 %DV, Iron 2 %DV

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods.

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