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Vegan Colcannon

This easy vegan colcannon recipe uses 7-ingredients to make a dairy-free take on a classic Irish dish. What’s Colcannon? It’s an Irish potato recipe with cabbage or kale that’s warm, hearty and delicious.

Vegan Colcannon Recipe

Just boil potatoes, blanch the greens & mash everything together for a simple and delicious Irish Colcannon. In under 20 minutes, you can have a tasty & creamy potato side dish!

Full vegan colcannon recipe down below!

Vegan Colcannon Kale Meal


Colcannon is a potato-based side dish commonly served in Irish households year-round. It’s like mashed potatoes but with kale or cabbage (in our case both). I served my vegan colcannon with a mushroom steak and celebrated the week of St Patrick’s Day making lots of vegan recipes for you guys!

This 20-mins vegan Irish mashed potatoes recipe is great to enjoy when you need to use up some sad-looking greens in the fridge or you want a healthier spin on mashed potatoes. This is a simple way to mix your serving of veggies! It uses 7 ingredients & tastes like potato clouds. So yummy!

Related Recipe: Vegan St Patrick’s Day Recipes

Vegan Colcannon



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Vegan Colcannon Recipe
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An easy vegan colcannon recipe using 7-ingredients to make a dairy-free take on a classic Irish dish. What's Colcannon? It's an Irish potato recipe with cabbage or kale! (I used both!)
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 4 servings
  1. Bring a medium-sized pot of water to a boil.
  2. Next, add chopped cabbage and kale into boiling water and blanch for 1-2 mins, or until bright green in colour. Remove greens with a slotted spoon, and place immediately into an ice water bath.
  3. Next, add your peeled and cubed potatoes and 1½ tsp salt to the same pot of water you cooked the greens in, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer the potatoes for roughly 15-20 mins, or until tender. When it's fork tender, drain potatoes and add them back into the pot.
  4. Add vegan butter or margarine, and allow it to melt. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes until smooth and butter is combined.
  5. Gradually, add warmed soy milk, stirring. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  6. Add your cabbage and/or kale and stir again to combine.
  7. Serve garnished with additional green onions and/or parsley.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 386 Fat: 12g Carbohydrates: 55g Sugar: 5g Fiber: 10g Protein: 7.25g

Irish Vegan Colcannon Recipe
Hey I’m Candice aka The Edgy Veg
– I veganize popular food recipes for vegans, plant-based diets, eco-conscious eaters & people who are trying to eat more plants over… y’know animals or their by-products. I hope you enjoy this tasty vegan recipe!

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  • This was delicious! I’ve never made this before, but always wanted to!

  • Fantastic! Followed your recipe. Made it today, St Patrick’s Day 2024. It will be a staple for year round. Thank you

  • Leslie says:

    Very good and easy recipe

  • When do you add the 3 scallions?

  • I’ve never had this before but I heard my MIL mention it so I made it and it was a big hit!!

  • Dale Ballard says:

    I made this Colcannon for St. Patty’s Day 2023….so great. Hubby did some vegan sausages on the BBQ and it was just the best dinner! Thank you for this easy, quick recipe. We’ll be having it lots, not just on SPDay!!!

  • Dale Ballard says:

    Made this for St. Patty’s Day 2023 – so yummy!. Hubby threw some Beyond Meat sausages on the BBQ and it was just the best dinner!

  • Made these today and they were so good!! Just like a remember as a kid! Thanks for making a vegan version!

  • Vanessa says:

    Made this tonight to have something besides the usual garlic mashed potatoes. Very delicious and easy. Will definitely become a regular dish I make.

  • Michelle says:

    this! is! so! good! honesty hard to stop eating once you’ve started!


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