Bubble & Squeak Recipe

March 14, 2022

“How’s the craic?” & may the luck of the Irish be with you! Mix it up this week with a traditional Irish breakfast feast of Bubble & Squeak. Bubble & Squeak mixes together some basic staples of a St. Patrick’s Day smorgasbord–corned beef, cabbage or chard and potatoes. There is a little catch, Bubble & Squeak includes another Irish dish, Colcannon. These recipes are super simple and deliciously filling. Share with your friends after a night of celebrating, or prepare for a fun weekend with a tasty base layer of carbs, protein and happiness. Channel your hunger and excitement as the dish bakes with a fun Irish jig.


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Bubble & Squeak



  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Total: 60 mins
  • Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Fat: 16g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Sodium: 761mg
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 53mg


  • 1 cup cooked Brussels sprouts (shredded)
  • 4 ounces cooked corned beef brisket (shredded)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Colcannon
    • 4 russet potatoes (2 to 2 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into large chunks
    • Salt
    • 5 to 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for serving
    • 3 lightly packed cups chopped kale, cabbage, chard, or other leafy green
    • 3 green onions, minced (about 1/2 cup)
    • 1 cup milk or cream


  1. First, make your Colcannon
    1. Boil the potatoes:
      Put the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold water by at least an inch. Add 2 tablespoons of salt, and bring to a boil.
      Boil until the potatoes are fork tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain in a colander.
    2. Cook the greens and the green onions with butter:
      Return the pot to the stove and set over medium-high heat. Melt the butter in the pot and once it's hot, add the greens.
      Cook the greens for 3-4 minutes, or until they are wilted and have given off some of their water.
      Add the green onions and cook for 1 minute more.
    3. Mash the potatoes with milk or cream and greens:
      Pour in the milk or cream, mix well, and add the potatoes. Reduce the heat to medium.
      Use a fork or potato masher and mash the potatoes, mixing them up with the greens.
      Add salt to taste and serve hot, with a knob of butter in the center.
  2. Continue to the Bubble & Squeak meal
    1. Shred brussels sprouts and corned beef.
    2. Combine shredded mixture with colcannon.
    3. Melt butter in a large skillet, and place mixture in skillet, flatten until it fills the pan from edge to edge and is about ½ to 1 inch thick.
    4. Fry until a crisp crust forms then invert onto a serving platter.
    5. Serve with eggs or as a stand alone dinner.