Side Dishes


Mashed potatoes, cabbage and green onions combine in this traditional Irish dish, but we add some bacon for a unique twist. Sliced corned beef, pork, or lamb make great accompaniments.


15 minutes


25 minutes






  • 2 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2½ pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed (6 medium sized)
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) Challenge Butter
  • ½ cup warm milk
  • ½ small head cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup chopped green onions including green portion
  • ½ pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper


  • 1
    Add salt to water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add potatoes and return to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes, until tender. Drain.
  • 2
    Mash potatoes until no lumps remain. Gradually beat in milk and ¼ cup butter. Cover and set aside.
  • 3
    Melt ¼ cup butter in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté onions and shredded cabbage for about 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Fold bacon and onion/cabbage mixture into mashed potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 5
    Transfer mixture to a large serving bowl.
  • 6
    Serve warm as a side dish with slices of corned beef, pork or lamb.