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Irish Colcannon Soup

The Irish really know how to blend potatoes and cabbage to make a wonderful, mild flavored, comfort-food soup. The cabbage is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family which has some major cancer fighting nutrients.


Serves 4



Irish Colcannon Soup and Scones; Advances Recipe of the Month provides nutritious ideas for staying healthy

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 6 cups fat-free chicken broth, divided
  • 5 cups coarsely shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large soup pot, heat oil. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add potatoes and cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add thyme, white pepper, dill weed, and 4 cups of chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Cover pan and continue to boil gently for 30 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Using a hand held immersion blender, puree soup. Add cabbage. Cover pan and boil gently for 15 - 25 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Add milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  2. If soup is too thick, add additional chicken broth to desired consistency.


Nutrition Facts


Calories: 310

Total fat:  4g

Saturated fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 1mg

Sodium:  619mg

Carbohydrates: 58 g

Fiber:  6g

Sugar: 6g

Protein:  12g