Irish Colcannon Soup with Cheddar Cheese Straws

Irish Colcannon Soup with Cheddar Cheese Straws

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Creamy and delicious, Irish Colcannon Soup with Cheddar Cheese Straws is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or anytime you’re looking for an easy, warm and satisfying meal.

Irish Colcannon Soup with Cheddar Cheese Straws

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow here in the United States, so I thought I’d share another Irish recipe. I’ve been on a bit of an Irish kick these past couple weeks, and have shared Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili, Irish Soda Bread with Caraway Seeds and Raisins and Crock Pot Apple and Brown Sugar Corned Beef & Cabbage. Today I’m sharing Irish Colcannon Soup with Cheddar Cheese Straws.

I’ve been wanting to try colcannon, which is a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes with cabbage. I had some cabbage leftover from making Crock Pot Apple and Brown Sugar Corned Beef & Cabbage, so had the perfect opportunity to make it. I liked the idea of making colcannon as a soup and knew I wanted to add leeks, because I love the combination of potatoes with leeks, especially in soups; and bacon, because I thought that it would complement the other flavors nicely.

Irish Colcannon Soup with Cheddar Cheese Straws

An Internet search yielded this recipe from Kevin Dundon, which I have adapted. The recipe contained all the ingredients I was looking for, plus as an added bonus, included a recipe for cheese straws, which I thought sounded like the perfect accompaniment.

The soup turned out beautifully — creamy, delicious and so satisfying. The Cheddar cheese straws were indeed a wonderful accompaniment. My 7 year old son loved them too, and easily polished off 5 or 6 in a sitting and has already been asking me to make more. I probably will make more soon, since they are so good and so easy to make.

Irish Colcannon Soup with Cheddar Cheese Straws

Recently, a post by me, would not be complete without some commentary on the weather here in lovely Carlisle, Massachusetts. I feel like Mother Nature has been having a bit of fun with us here in the Boston area this past winter. We’ve had snow storm after snow storm resulting in over eight feet of snow accompanied by below freezing temperatures.

This past weekend we finally had some above freezing weather and what does it do? It rains! And since this is March in New England, on Sunday afternoon, the temperatures dipped down low enough for the rain to turn into, you guessed it – SNOW!

We managed to accumulate just enough snow to finally beat the snow fall record for the area. Hooray! I guess it’s exciting to be here in the area during such a historical moment, but I’m really hoping this means the end of snow for this season. Please, Mother Nature, I’m begging you – no more snow!

Irish Colcannon Soup with Cheddar Cheese Straws

A bowl of this creamy, hearty soup, along with a savory Cheddar cheese straw, is perfect on a cold rainy day, or after a long day at a St. Patrick’s Day parade or other celebration or anytime your craving some delicious comfort food.

This warm and satisfying Irish Colcannon Soup with Cheddar Cheese Straws would make a wonderful hearty weekend lunch or cozy supper anytime!

Irish Colcannon Soup with Cheddar Cheese Straws


  1. I always enjoy stopping by and seeing the goodies you have cooked up! This looks so good. Pinning! Thanks for sharing this at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! Can’t wait to see what you have lined up for this week.

    Her Organized Chaos

  2. What a great recipe Joy! Thanks for linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope you come back this Thursday and share some more!! I love having you! Pinned!

  3. It’s POURING rain outside my window right now, and this looks like it would be the PERFECT lunch!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again this Friday! Feel free to bring a friend 🙂

  4. What a great way to celebrate with this wonderful Colcannon Soup, we would love it! Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday!
    Happy Spring!
    Miz Helen

  5. This looks so delicious – I can’t wait to try it. I love how easy the cheese straws are! I’d like it if you’d share this with us over at Awesome Life Friday. 🙂

  6. Your cheddar cheese straws got me, I like anything crispy!!!

    Thanks for stopping by to link and share on The Oh My Heartsie Girl Friday Feature!! Your post has been pinned!!
    We appreciate you shared your blog with us!!
    Have a great weekend, Karren~Host

  7. I think, I hope winter is over for us. Even if it is this soup sounds divine. I just love that you served it with cheese straws.

  8. I love the idea of colcannon every year, but I am not a cabbage fan. I like red cabbage in salads, and napa cabbage as an alternative for crunch in dishes. Do you think the napa cabbage would work as a sub here? Would love to give it a try!

    • Hi Dee Dee, Napa cabbage would certainly work, Savoy is another option. Hope you give it a try and enjoy!

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