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This Keto Friendly Cauliflower Colcannon is sure to make your friends and family green with envy. Perfect for your St. Patricks Day Celebration but one bite and you’ll be making this Irish classic year round.

Cauliflower Colcannon: Irish Mashed Potatoes

I know it’s last minute but I wanted to share a quick and easy keto friendly twist on Colcannon (Irish Mashed Potatoes). Just as there’s a thousand mashed potato recipes, there are just as many Colcannon variations. Obviously the biggest change is using cauliflower instead of the traditional starchy carb filled potatoes. Colcannon can be mixed with kale, cabbage, leeks and a variety of other veggies but for these low carb cauliflower version I’ve chosen to incorporate cabbage and chives. Feel free to make changes and substitutions to meet your palate.

Colcannon can be used as a base for Bangers & mash or as a lovely topping for your Shepherd’s Pie. You don’t have to have Colcannon only on St. Paddy’s as this classic Irish side dish goes great with salmon and or beef as well.

Irish Whisky Gravy

It just didn’t seem right to make a Keto Colcannon without having an Irish gravy to serve along side it plus it was an excuse for me to bust out the bottle of bushmills from the liquor cabinet. The combination of whisky and mushrooms has always been a favorite of mine so taking those ingredients and using them to make a gravy seemed like a natural culinary progression. You can use whatever beef broth you like from a grass fed bone broth to a few cubes of bouillon.  If you are really in a pinch you can also use a beef gravy powder packet and just omit the xanthan gum as most of these packets have corn starch or another thickening agent. This will increase the amount of carbs in the dish and I know a lot of ketonians avoid corn in any form due to the use of gmo.

Irish Grass Fed Cheese and Butter: Kerrygold

I added Kerrygold dubliner cheese to the Colcannon. Not only to tighten up the cauliflower but to add a nutty cheese flavor as well. Dubliner cheese reminds me of a sharp cheddar because of it bite and subtle tang. It’s a fantastic cheese for all sorts of applications from melting on burgers to slicing and serving on a ploughman’s platter. We keep this cheese on hand year round. Admittedly it’s much easier to find in March around St Patrick’s Day.  Kerrygold butter is also my favorite butter to use for all my Keto recipes because of its creamy rich flavor and quality. Between these two products you know you’re going to have a fantastic final product. I find that any recipe will only be as good as the ingredients you use in it.

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Keto Cauliflower Colcannon
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Keto Cauliflower Colcannon

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Irish
Diet Gluten Free
Keyword cauliflower, Cauliflower Mash, Colcannon, Side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 180kcal
Author Culinary Lion

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Dubliner Irish Cheddar
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 heads Cauliflower Quartered
  • 1/4 head Cabbage Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Chives or scallions
  • 1 tsp Redmond Real Salt

Instructions

  • Cut the cauliflower into quarters removing the stem and leaves. Chop Cabbage into large chunks. Add both to a pot of salted water and cook until cauliflower is fork tender. 
  • Drain water and separate the cauliflower and cabbage. Rough chop the cabbage and return the cauliflower to the original pot. Add butter, salt and cream cheese and mash with a potato masher until smooth.
  • Next add the chopped cabbage and chives along with the cheese and fold until cheese has melted. 
  • Top with additional pat of butter and chives

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 562mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 54.1mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Nutrition Facts
Keto Cauliflower Colcannon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 562mg24%
Potassium 516mg15%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 535IU11%
Vitamin C 54.1mg66%
Calcium 191mg19%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keto Cauliflower Colcannon
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Mushroom Irish Whiskey Gravy

Cuisine Irish
Keyword Gravy, Irish Whiskey, mushroom
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 55kcal
Author Culinary Lion

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Sauté mushrooms and dried minced onion in butter until tender. Add Irish whiskey and deglaze the pan. 
  • Add beef stock and worcestershire, whisk until stock reaches a simmer then add cream cheese and whisk until smooth. 
  • Remove from heat, add xanthan gum, parsley and chive. Whisk until gravy has reached desired thickness.

Nutrition

Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 216mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Nutrition Facts
Keto Cauliflower Colcannon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 562mg24%
Potassium 516mg15%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 535IU11%
Vitamin C 54.1mg66%
Calcium 191mg19%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Adam Wells

    5 stars
    I made the colcannon without the gravy to go along with Frank’s recipe for a smoked Corned beef brisket. This recipe was terrific. It was extremely easy… so easy that I could make it while watching over a 10 week old Great Dane puppy. It was delicious. Try this recipe… You will be glad that ya did!

    1. Culinary Lion

      Thank you so much for the feed back. so glad you enjoyed the recipe

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