Clean Eating Irish Colcannon Recipe

Clean Eating Irish Colcannon Recipe

You're missing out if you've never had Irish colcannon. It's mashed potatoes on steroids! That being said, I try to substitute sweet potatoes for white potatoes whenever possible and the substitution here did not disappoint! Please note that the total time for making this assumes you've already cooked your sweet potatoes.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Irish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 9 servings (approximately
Calories 224 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 3 lb. sweet potatoes (baked in their skin until soft, cooled and peeled)
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 4 cups kale (loosely packed and finely chopped)
  • 2 cup leeks (loosely packed and finely chopped)
  • 15 oz. can light coconut milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
US Customary - Metric


  1. In a large pan, saut√© the kale and leeks in the coconut oil until the mixture reduces by about half. (Approximately 5 minutes)

  2. In a large mixing bowl (using an immersion blender) or a food processor, blend together the potatoes and coconut milk until smooth.

  3. Scoop the potatoes into the pan while it's still warm and stir everything together until well combined.

  4. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Irish Colcannon Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 137mg6%
Potassium 691mg20%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 24755IU495%
Vitamin C 41.7mg51%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.