Low Calorie Irish Potato Colcannon

Low Calorie Irish Potato Colcannon

This Low Calorie Irish Potato Colcannon is just 106 calories for 1/2 cup and it’s made with real bacon (though you can swap it out for turkey or vegan bacon if you like). Perfect for St Patrick’s Day, or any day as a yummy side dish, these healthy Irish Mashed Potatoes are packed with flavor and veggies!

Low Calorie Irish Potato Colcannon

Everything You’ll Need

  • 2 ½ pounds red-skinned potatoes 
  • 3 teaspoons salt (see nutrition section for low sodium tips)
  • ¼ cup 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove 
  • 5 cups chopped green cabbage
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 slices bacon (turkey or vegan bacon also works)
  • 2 green onions 
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Low Calorie Irish Potato Colcannon

Low Calorie Irish Potato Colcannon

Meal Prep and Storage for Healthy Irish Mashed Potatoes

Meal Prep: You can make this ahead of time and cover with foil and then plastic wrap. You can also divide into individual servings and store for later.
Storage: Store in the fridge for 6 days, or the freezer for 1 month.
Reheating: Remove the plastic wrap, and leave the foil on. Place in a cold oven. Preheat to 350 degrees, and once the oven comes to temperature, remove the foil and bake for 10 minutes more until warned through.

Low Calorie Irish Potato Colcannon

Low Calorie Irish Potato Colcannon Recipe

Low Calorie Irish Potato Colcannon

Low Calorie Irish Potato Colcannon

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This Low Calorie Irish Potato Colcannon is just 106 calories for 1/.2 cup and so easy to make!
Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, or anyway as a yummy side dish. I know you'll love this healthy Irish mashed potato recipe!
Special Tip: Feel free to swap out the bacon for turkey or vegan bacon!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Irish
Servings 6 servings
Calories 106 kcal



  • 2 ½ pounds red-skinned potatoes scrubbed clean and quartered
  • 3 teaspoons salt divided
  • ¼ cup 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove whole
  • 5 cups chopped green cabbage
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Fill a large pot with cold water and 2 teaspoons of salt. As you quarter the potatoes, add them to the water.
  • Add the whole garlic clove to the pot.
  • Cook on the stovetop over medium-high heat for 12-15 minutes until a fork tender.
  • Remove the pot from heat and scoop out 1 cup of the potato water (I use a coffee cup for safety) and set aside. The drain the potatoes.
  • Add the potatoes back to the pot along with the Greek Yogurt, cabbage, almond milk, onion powder, remaining salt and the pepper.
  • Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes to a slightly chunky consistency.
  • Add in 1/8 cup of the reserved potato water at a time, as needed to mash (you may not need it).
  • Top with crumbled bacon, green onions and butter.
  • Serve hot.


Calories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 12.1gProtein: 4.7gFat: 4.8gSaturated Fat: 2.1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 573mgPotassium: 374mgFiber: 3.2gSugar: 3.4gCalcium: 58mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Healthy Irish Potatoes, Low Calorie Irish Potato Colcannon, Low Calorie Mashed Irish Potatoes
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Nutrition and Calories in Irish Potato Colcannon

Lower The Sodium: To lower the sodium, skip the salt all together. The bacon is salty enough. You can also cut the bacon down to just one slice to lower the sodium even more.

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