Creamy, buttery, and full of flavor, these Colcannon potatoes will become your new go-to side dish recipe for any meal! They are simple and easy to make and packed with all kinds of delicious ingredients!
In a large pot, add the potato chunks. Add enough cold water to completely cover the potatoes. Bring the water to a boil, and cook the potatoes for about 15-20 minutes, or until they are fork-tender. Drain in a colander and set aside.
To the same pot, add the butter and melt over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
Add the kale or cabbage, and continually stir and cook for 4 minutes to help soften the greens. Add the chopped green onion and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Return the boiled potatoes to the pot on top of the cooked greens. Pour in the half and half, and mash the potatoes.
Continue to mash and incorporate all the ingredients together. If the potatoes seem dry, add more half and half until you reach your desired creamy texture. Season with salt and pepper, and more to taste if needed.
Serve with additional butter if you desire!
Traditional Colcannon can also be made with cabbage if you prefer!