Colcannon Mashed Potatoes with Dubliner Cheese

By Nancy Nicole
February 3, 2010
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Author Notes: Traveling to Ireland is one of my favorite pastimes. Colcannon (traditionally made with kale) is a standard on the island. Here I've added sharp Dubliner cheese to give the dish extra creaminess and flavor. Slainte! (Cheers!)Nancy Nicole

Serves: 8

  • four and a half pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 6 cups chopped green swiss chard, stems removed
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • one fourth of a cup of half and half
  • 1 cup grated Dubliner cheese
  • salt to taste
  1. Scrub potatoes and cut into equal sized chunks. Boil in salted water until tender.
  2. Drain Potatoes and set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Saute chopped chard (stems removed) in 2 Tablespoons of butter for 5 minutes, or until wilted and tender. Add to potatoes.
  4. Add the other 2 tablespoons of butter, and mash roughly with a potato masher.
  5. Add cheese and half and half and mash until well blended. Salt to taste.

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