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Vegan Dumpster Colcannon

Happy Super Belated St. Patty’s Day! I actually started a draft of this post in March. And now it’s May. Awesome!

In honor of the holiday and since I dumpstered a beautiful head of cabbage I made some colcannon. Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish. It’s incredibly economical and simple as well as a tasty way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.


  • potatoes (or leftover mashed potatoes)
  • cabbage (or kale)
  • soymilk
  • margarine
  • garlic, minced
  • s&p

If you’re not using leftover mashed potatoes then peel (if you want), dice, and boil potatoes until tender. Reserve the water from the potatoes to boil the cabbage with. Quarter the cabbage and slice into about 1″ thick slices. Mash the potatoes with the remaining ingredients while the cabbage boils. Mix in cabbage and adjust seasonings to taste.

You don’t really need exact measurements. Just start small and keep adding until, you know, it tastes good. Like I said, this is a really simple dish and pretty hard to mess up.


  • Add vegan bacon, sausage, or cheese.
  • Roll into balls or make patties and fry. (Add flour if not thick enough.)
  • Put fried colcannon on bread or pita with favorite sandwich toppings.
  • Add veggie or mock chicken broth and soymilk to make a creamy soup.

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