Enjoy this heartwarming Irish Potato Soup also known as Colcannon Soup. This hearty dish is packed with creamy potatoes, and cabbage, creating a perfect hearty vegetarian soup.
Whether you're looking for a comforting weeknight dinner or planning a St. Patrick's Day feast, this soup is sure to become a family favorite. Get ready to be captivated by the rich flavors and velvety texture of this traditional Irish dish!
The Irish have combined these ingredients to create a dish that is best enjoyed with at least one slice of this bread. There's something about constant rain that makes one long for a comforting soup, and this potato soup recipe.
Why you’ll love this
Authentic Irish Flavors
Experience the authentic taste of Ireland in every spoonful. This recipe features a harmonious blend of traditional Irish ingredients like potatoes, cabbage and onion creating a symphony of flavors that will transport you to the Emerald Isle.
Creamy and Comforting
There's nothing quite like a warm and creamy soup to soothe the soul. This Irish Potato Soup boasts a velvety, smooth texture that is simply irresistible. It's like a warm hug in a bowl, providing the ultimate comfort on chilly days.
Easy and Versatile
This Colcannon Soup recipe is incredibly easy to make, making it perfect for both novice and experienced cooks. It requires simple ingredients and basic cooking techniques, allowing you to whip up a delicious meal in no time. Plus, you can easily customize it by adding your favorite herbs, spices, or even a splash of cream for an extra indulgence.
Hearty and Satisfying
This soup is not just delicious; it's also incredibly filling. Packed with chunks of tender potatoes and cabbage, it will keep you satisfied and full for hours. It's the ideal dish for a comforting dinner after a long day or as the centerpiece of a St. Patrick's Day celebration.
How to prepare Colcannon Soup
- Cook your onion: Cook and cover the onion until translucent.
- Add the tattys and cabbage: Toss in the potatoes and cabbage and stir.
- Stock time: Add in the stock, ensuring it covers the vegetables.
- Simmer: Allow time for the vegetables to simmer, slightly covered.
- Blend: Blend the vegetables to form a smooth soup (see note if you don’t have a stick blender).
- Milk it: Add the milk and stir to combine.
- Serve it up: Serve up into bowls with a dash of finely chopped spring onions for the top.
- Dig in: Enjoy with a slice or two of Irish Brown Bread.
Ingredients and substitutions for the Irish Potato Soup
- Potatoes: Russets or all-purpose baking potatoes are perfect to create the nice creamy soup.
- Cabbage: Green cabbage is perfect to create the soft savory undertone complimenting the potato.
- Onion: Brown onion was used, however, you can use white or even shallots in this, if you prefer.
- Vegetable bouillon: This helps infuse the savory vegetable flavors into our soup. You could add chicken stock, if you prefer.
- Whole milk: To help create the creamy smooth texture and add a richness to the soup. You could replace in equal measure with a little pouring cream or dairy free milk.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to make Colcannon Soup:
Place the onion into a pot with a drizzle of oil on low to medium heat.
Stir to coat in the oil and cover, cooking until slightly translucent, approximately 5 minutes.
Add in the potatoes and cabbage and stir to warm through.
Increase the heat to medium and add in the hot water and vegetable boullion, stirring to combine.
Simmer with the lid slightly ajar for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked and the cabbage is paler in color.
Remove from the heat and blend until smooth (see note if you do not have an immersion blender).
Add in the milk and stir to combine.
Ladle into your serving bowls.
Equipment needed to make a batch
Pot: A heavy pot is best to cook the soup.
Immersion blender: To blend your soup nice and fine right in the pot.
FAQ's for the best Irish Potato Soup
What are some variations of Irish Potato Soup?
There are several variations you can try to customize your Irish Potato Soup. Some popular options include adding cheese, leek, or even incorporating other vegetables like carrots or celery. You could also add in bacon or ham hock, if you want.
Is Irish Potato Soup gluten-free?
Yes, our Irish Potato Soup recipe is naturally gluten-free. However, it's always important to double-check the labels of your ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free as well.
How long does it take to cook this Potato Soup?
This Colcannon Soup recipe takes approximately 40 minutes to prepare and cook. It's a relatively quick and easy recipe that can be enjoyed in no time.
Can I freeze Irish Potato Soup for later?
Yes, you can freeze Irish Potato Soup for later. Allow the soup to cool completely, transfer it to an airtight container or freezer bags, and store it in the freezer. When ready to enjoy, simply thaw and reheat on the stovetop.
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This Colcannon Soup recipes is a creamy and filling potato and cabbage soup that will transport you quickly to Ireland, especially on those colder days where you need food for the soul!
1 large brown onion, peeled and finely chopped
½ kilo / 1 pound potatoes, peeled and finely cubed
350 grams / 2 cups cabbage, finely chopped
6 cups hot water
1 vegetable boullion
1 teaspoon salt
350 milliliters / 1 ½ cups milk
- Place the onion into a pot with a drizzle of oil on low to medium heat.
- Stir to coat in the oil and cover, cooking until slightly translucent, approximately 5 minutes.
- Add in the potatoes and cabbage and stir to warm through.
- Increase the heat to medium and add in the hot water and vegetable boullion, stirring to combine.
- Simmer with the lid slightly ajar for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked and the cabbage is paler in color.
- Remove from the heat and blend until smooth (see note if you do not have an immersion blender).
- Add in the milk and stir to combine.
- Ladle into your serving bowls.
- Serve warm.
Using a blender: If you do not have an immersion blender, it is best to wait for the soup to cool before you pour into a blender as the pressure from the heat can cause the top of the blender to explode which can cause injuries.
Recipe by Roamingtaste
- Calories: 183 calories per serve
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