Colcannon Chowder

  • Yield 4 servings

Potatoes, cabbage and reduced-fat chicken or turkey sausage star in this Irish soup.

United States Potato Board


1 1/3 pounds 4 medium) russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
1 14-ounce) can nonfat, reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup water
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 cups coarsely chopped green cabbage
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
8 ounces smoked chicken or turkey sausage, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 medium carrot, shredded
1/2 cup 1 percent milk (about)


  1. In 3-quart saucepan, cover potatoes with broth and water; add 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to boiling over high heat; reduce heat, cover and cook until potatoes are tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add cabbage and onion. Sauté 10 minutes, tossing occasionally. Add sausage; continue to sauté, about 10 minutes, tossing occasionally, until vegetables and sausage begin to brown. Add carrot; set aside.
  3. With slotted spoon, remove about 3/4 cup potato pieces and add to skillet. In electric blender, blend remaining potatoes and liquid until smooth, being careful to hold blender lid down with kitchen towel; return to saucepan. Add contents of skillet; mix in enough milk for consistency desired. Heat to simmering. Season with salt and pepper. Makes about 6 cups.

Recipe courtesy of the United States Potato Board



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