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Stack of Vegan Colcannon Cakes

Vegan Colcannon Cakes

Vegan Colcannon Cakes (or colcannon patties) are the perfect snack for St. Patrick’s Day parties. They make a great appetizer or side dish for dinner, too. Makes approximately 18 patties.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Irish
Servings 18 patties
Calories 38 kcal


  • 3-4 medium-sized potatoes (about 3 heaping cups), any kind,
  • 1 teaspoon neutral-flavored oil
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • cup finely chopped green cabbage
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon potato starch or corn starch
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt


  • If you’re using your oven, preheat it to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the potatoes in a large pot with enough water to cover them plus an inch. Add a pinch of salt to the water. Bring to a rolling boil and cook the potatoes are fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, heat the oil in a medium-sized pan over medium-high heat. Add the scallions, cabbage, and parsley, and cook for about 5 minutes or until the cabbage softens.
  • Drain the potatoes and place them in a large bowl with the non-dairy milk, nutritional yeast, potato starch or corn starch, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. Mash everything together with a potato masher or large fork until it’s the consistency of mashed potatoes.
  • Fold the cabbage mixture into the potatoes. Make sure it’s incorporated well.
  • Use a small scoop or spoon to form balls with the mixture that are approximately 1” in diameter. Flatten each to form a small patty, about ½” thick.
  • If you’re using your oven, place the patties on the baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the nuggets are golden brown. If you’re using your air fryer, cook them for about 15 minutes on 400°. You may need to spray the basket with a little oil to prevent sticking. Whichever cooking method you use, be sure to flip the patties at the halfway point.
  • Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.


Calories: 38kcal