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An Irish twist to mashed potato goodness with bacon, cabbage, and melty butter.
Servings 4 people


  • 1 ½ lbs red potatoes
  • 2 pieces thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter plus more for serving
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • ½ medium-sized head of cabbage chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley minced
  • Salt to taste


  • Quarter the potatoes and place them in a large pot with water. Place on stove over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Cook until the potatoes are fork-tender. Remove from heat. Drain and set aside.
  • While the potatoes cook, in a large sauté pan cook the diced bacon. Scoop out the pieces, keeping the fat in the pan.
  • Add two tablespoons of butter to the bacon fat and add the onion. Saute until translucent. Add in the chopped cabbage. Cook until very tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat. Add in the cooked potatoes, nutmeg, and milk. Mash until the potatoes are smooth and the cabbage and onions well combined with the potatoes.
  • Season with salt to taste.
  • Serve immediately. For each portion, Scoop into individual portions. Make a well in the center of each and place in a pat of butter. Sprinkle with some of the bacon pieces and fresh parsley.
Calories: 204kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Irish


Sodium: 84mg | Calcium: 156mg | Vitamin C: 61mg | Vitamin A: 404IU | Sugar: 10g | Fiber: 6g | Potassium: 1122mg | Cholesterol: 8mg | Calories: 204kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 3g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 40g | Iron: 2mg