We’re back, with another dose of hearty comfort food, that fits very nicely into a low carb lifestyle! Featuring ground caraway seed, cauliflower and slightly pickled cabbage, Kohl-cannon (from Blumenkohl which is the German name for cauliflower) is a decidedly German twist on Colcannon, a traditional Irish dish made with potatoes. This has quickly become a favorite here at the cabin, where we enjoy it with a few pasture-raised pan-fried sausage links on the side! Delicious!


  • 4 Tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 4 packed cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1.5 cups chopped onion
  • 3 Tablespoons. butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk cottage cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground caraway seed
  • Chopped scallion (optional) for garnish


  1. About 4 hours before you would like to eat, chop up cabbage and add to a large bowl.
  2. Add dill and vinegar to cabbage, stir until well mixed.
  3. Cover and let cabbage marinate in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally.
  4. Microwave cauliflower in a covered dish with a little water until tender (or boil in water on stove top for about 10 minutes).
  5. Drain/squeeze out as much water as possible, add sour cream and cottage cheese.
  6. Whip/mash using immersion blender.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste, and set aside.
  8. Sauté onions in butter for 5 minutes
  9. Add ground caraway, and cabbage. Cook until cabbage is tender.
  10. Remove from heat and combine with cauliflower mixture.
  11. Season to taste.
  12. Spread into a deep, buttered oven proof dish.
  13. Sprinkle paprika/chopped scallion (optional) over top.
  14. Bake at 350° uncovered for 35 – 40 minutes, until edges brown.
  15. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Enjoy! We add pan-fried sausages to the plate for a hearty, winter meal.

Irish Colcannon - Mashed Potatoes With Savoy Cabbage Closeup. Ho

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