Creamy Mash with Kale and Bacon

Creamy Mash with Kale and Bacon

40-minute recipe Serves 8
This fresh take on a classic Irish dish called Colcannon" combines creamy mashed potatoes with tender greens and crisp bacon. It makes an ultimate side dish for any big family dinner.
40-minute recipe Serves 8


6 strips
1 pkg.
1 1/4 tsp.
3/4 tsp.


Prep: 15-minute | Cook: 25-minute
  • 1

    Cook potatoes in a large saucepan of salted, boiling water, 20 minutes until fork tender. Drain well. Return to pan; cover and set aside to keep warm.

  • 2

    Meanwhile, fry bacon in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 6 minutes until crisp. With slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels to drain. Discard all but 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the fat in pan. Reduce heat to medium.

  • 3

    Cook onions until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add kale; cook, stirring, for 5 minutes until kale is wilted and tender. Add soup and sour cream to pan. Cook until hot but not boiling, stirring constantly; remove from heat.

  • 4

    Mash potatoes to desired consistency. Add soup, half of the reserved bacon, salt and all but a pinch of the pepper (optional) to potatoes; stir just until combined. Transfer to serving dish. Sprinkle with remaining bacon and pepper (optional).

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