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Colcannon Chowder

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 45 min.
Total: 1 hr. 5 min.
Potatoes and Ireland are inextricably linked. Enjoy this traditional Irish chowder for your St. Patrick’s Day fare.


  • 1 1/3 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 14 oz reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt
  • 2 Tbs canola oil
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped green cabbage
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 8 oz smoked chicken or turkey sausage, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 med carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • Pepper, to taste


  • In 3-quart saucepan cover potatoes with broth and water; add 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat, cover and cook until potatoes are tender, 12 to 15 minutes; set aside.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in 10-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat; add cabbage and onion. Sauté 10 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  • Add sausage; continue to sauté, about 10 minutes, tossing occasionally, until vegetables and sausage begin to brown. Add carrot; set aside.
  • With slotted spoon, remove about ¾ cup of potato pieces from saucepan and add to skillet. In electric blender blend remaining potatoes and liquid until smooth, being careful to hold blender lid down with kitchen towel; return to saucepan.
  • Add puréed potatoes to the skillet; mix in enough milk for consistency desired. Heat to simmering and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 246
  Calories from Fat 76 (31%)
(13%)Total Fat 8g
(7%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(10%)Cholesterol 29mg
(12%)Sodium 279mg
(30%)Potassium 1034mg
Total Carbohydrate 32g
(13%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(25%)Protein 13g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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