This delicious low carb colcannon recipe with bacon is inspired by the famous Irish potato and cabbage dish called colcannon! Bacon is a traditional Irish dish and a great addition to colcannon.
this Low Carb Colcannon Recipe with Bacon Cauliflower mashed potatoes are combined with cabbage, scallions, bacon, butter, salt and pepper for a low-carb variation on the famous Irish dish called colcannon. , if you like those ingredients, I hope it doesn’t stop you from making it.
And this recipe also has a fun story.Years ago I made a cauliflower puree with garlic, parmesan and goat cheese and realized the mashed cauliflower tasted so good. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Cabbage and Spring Onions for a blog event. (See the printable version of the original recipe at that link.) And it hung in the archives for years and years until I finally got enough motivation to improve the horrible picture. rice field.
And what inspired me to reinvent this recipe was discovering that there are many variations of colcannon, sometimes with bacon! . I also improved the recipe by cooking the cabbage and cauliflower separately and then combining them at the end, making this colcannon recipe easier to make!
What are the required ingredients?
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What is Colcannon?
Anyone who celebrates St. Patrick’s Day has heard of it. Colcannonis a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes with cabbage and kale. This recipe is a delicious low carb colcannon recipe with a similar flavor!
What if you want low carb colcannons without bacon?
Bacon is 100% optional in this low-carb colcannon recipe. If you’re not a fan of bacon, or just prefer a more classic version of colcannon, omit the bacon and use 2 tablespoons of butter to sauté the cabbage. !
Serving Low-Carb Colcanones in Your St. Patrick’s Day Meal:
If you’re trying to keep your carbs low for St. Patrick’s Day, this low-carb colcannon recipe with bacon is the perfect side dish to serve with corned beef in the slow cooker or Instant Pot. Serve any of them with my Creamy Wasabi Sauce included in!
Want more low carb cabbage recipes?
For even more ideas for cooking cabbage, check out our low carb and keto cabbage recipes. Many of them are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!If you don’t like the idea of mixing cauliflower with cabbage, Roast He recommends making cabbage and lemon a low-carb side to his dish of corned beef.
Make Low-Carb Colcannon with Bacon:
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- Chop the cauliflower and put it in a pot, add the chicken broth and simmer until the cauliflower is soft.
- While the cauliflower is cooking, cut the bacon into strips and fry in a large skillet until crisp.
- Drain bacon with paper towels. Reserve 1 T bacon grease and discard the rest.
- Roughly chop the cabbage while the bacon is cooking.
- Heat bacon grease and 1 tablespoon butter, add cabbage and cook for about 10 minutes or until barely browned.
- Thinly slice the green onions while the cabbage is boiling.
- Add the green onions to the cabbage and simmer for another 5 minutes.
- When the cauliflower is soft, put it in a colander and drain well.
- Add bacon to cabbage mixture and reduce heat to low.
- Return the cauliflower to the pot, add 2 tablespoons butter and mash with a potato masher. (You can use an immersion blender or hand beater if you want it more pureed.)
- Once the cauliflower is mashed, stir it into the cabbage mixture.
- Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and add more butter if desired.
Other side dishes for St. Patrick’s Day:
6 thick cut bacon
5 cups chopped cauliflower
4 cups chicken broth (see note)
5 cups chopped cabbage
3 T butter, split
1/2 cup (or more) finely sliced green onions
Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Start by chopping enough cauliflower to make about 5 cups of chopped cauliflower.
- Place the cauliflower in a pan, add the chicken broth, and simmer until the cauliflower is tender, about 15-20 minutes.
- While the cauliflower is cooking, cut the bacon into strips and cook in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the bacon is very crisp.
- Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and drain the bacon with a paper towel.
- Take 1 tablespoon of bacon grease in the skillet and discard the rest. (I didn’t wipe the pan, but feel free to wipe it off if you want.)
- While the bacon is cooking, chop enough cabbage to make about 5 cups of chopped cabbage.
- Heat the reserved bacon grease and 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat, add the chopped cabbage and cook about 10 minutes or until the cabbage is just barely browned.
- Thinly slice the green onions while the cabbage is boiling.
- When the cabbage turns a little brown, add the green onions to the pan with the cabbage and simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Once the cauliflower is soft, drain it well in a colander over the sink.
- Put the bacon in a frying pan and heat it over low heat.
- Return the cauliflower to the pan where it was cooked, add 2 tablespoons butter and mash well with a potato masher. (You can use an immersion blender or hand beater if you want it more pureed.)
- Once the cauliflower is nicely mashed, stir it into the cabbage mixture.
- Season the Colcannon with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve hot, adding butter if desired and adding to the table.
This works well with homemade chicken soup, but chicken soup in a can or carton is fine too. Alternatively, you can use water and a small amount of a chicken flavor base such as Better Than Bouillon.
Nutrition Facts Table:
Amount Per Serving:
calorie: 171Total Fat: 11gsaturated fat: 5gTrans fat: 0gUnsaturated fat: 5gcholesterol: 30mgsodium: 979mgcarbohydrates: 13gfiber: 5gsugar: 7gprotein: 9g
The Recipe Plug-In I use automatically calculates nutritional information. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy as many variables affect the calculations.
Low Carb / Low Glycemic / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This low-carb colcannon recipe with bacon is a good side dish for any low-carb diet, including the keto diet. Bacon and butter isn’t recommended for the original South Beach diet, but if you’re Irish, he’ll want this as a once-a-year treat. And of course, if you stick to South Beach rules, you can make a version with turkey bacon and buttery spread!
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Historical notes for this recipe:
This recipe was created in 2010 for a food blog event. It was (finally) updated for 2023 with the option to add bacon and better instructions to get it on the table more quickly.
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