Colcannon Soup (aka Irish Potato and Cabbage Soup with Bacon)

With all the bloodless climate currently I had been playing a whole lot of soup recipes and with Saint Patrick’s Day across the corner I made this Irish fashion potato and cabbage soup.

This soup is so short and clean to make and it’s so suitable; specifically with some clean baked Irish potato bread

Colcannon Soup (aka Irish Potato and Cabbage Soup with Bacon)



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  • 2 large leeks, sliced

  • 8 ounces bacon, cut into 1 inch slices

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
    3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 green onions, sliced and divided

  • 6 cups chicken broth

  • 2 pounds potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces

  • 1/2 cup heavy/whipping cream

  • 4 cups cabbage, shredded

  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook the bacon in a large sauce pan before setting aside and reserving 2 tablespoons of bacon grease in the pan.
  • Add the onions and leeks and the whites of the green onions and cook over medium-high heat until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  • Add the broth, cream, potatoes, cabbage, and bacon, bring to a boil reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, mix in the greens of the green onions and enjoy!

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Angela Florence