Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Irish
Servings 8


  • 1 head cabbage cored and shredded
  • 5 pounds potatoes peeled and rough large diced
  • 1 pound bacon diced
  • 1 stick butter, salted cut into dice
  • 1 teaspoon salt, kosher
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Prep potatoes, add to dutch oven and cover with cool water. Put on medium heat and bring to a boil.
  • Cook the diced bacon on medium low at the same time as the potatoes. Cook until crisp, and pull to the side when cooked.
  • Prep cabbage and add to potatoes after 15 minutes at the boil. Continue to cook until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and cabbage and return to the pot on low heat until the extra water has dried.
  • Add bacon along with the fat from the pan, butter, salt and pepper and mash with a potato masher until well combined but potatoes should not be completely smooth.
  • Grab a spoon, you’re done!