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Some dishes require a side of mashed potatoes, like Thanksgiving turkey, and some merely welcome it. This recipe is a play on Irish colcannon - a staple peasant dish of mashed potatoes with cabbage and bacon. Nowadays colcannon is trendier than ever — we've made that more so by the addition of creamy goat cheese. These potatoes also freeze beautifully.

Some dishes require a side of mashed potatoes, like Thanksgiving turkey and homemade glazed meatloaf, and some merely welcome it. This recipe is a play on Irish colcannon — a staple peasant dish of mashed potatoes with cabbage and bacon. Nowadays colcannon is trendier than ever — we’ve made that more so by the addition of creamy goat cheese. I’ll take that tangy goodness over mounds of butter anyday, y’all. 

These potatoes freeze beautifully, so shape the leftovers into your favorite farm animal, wrap in several layers of plastic wrap and feel the satisfaction of knowing that your (insert protein here) never has to be alone.