Irish Skillet Potatoes With Cabbage

Published on Mar 11, 2022

  by   Kristina Stosek

1 reviews

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Serves: 6 - 8
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The Irish Skillet Potatoes With Cabbage casserole is creamy, cheesy and flavoured with the smokiness of bacon and a hint of thyme. The fluffy potatoes have layers of tender cabbage, caramelized onions, bacon, and a topping of cheese with extra crispy bacon. So much deliciousness in one dish…YUM!

This Irish potato dish is simple to make and the ultimate side dish that goes well with just about anything.


irish potatoes topped with cheese and bacon in a skillet


With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, these Irish potatoes with cabbage make a perfect pairing to the traditional corned beef, which is made with beef brisket. 

Corned beef and cabbage is an American St. Patrick’s Day favourite. Add the Irish potatoes for a complete meal everyone will love!

For other potato side options, you may also enjoy our most popular potato side the Simple Potatoes with Parsley and Garlic or the healthy Swiss Chard and Potato Dish.

What is Pan Haggerty?

Irish potatoes are similar in some ways to pan haggerty. Pan Haggerty is a vegetarian casserole served as a side dish containing potatoes, onion and cheese. I wanted more flavour in this Irish potato recipe, so I added bacon and cabbage—a great side to do for St. Patrick’s day.

Irish potatoes with cabbage recipe – recipe details

This Irish potato recipe is about layering the potatoes with cabbage, onions and bacon. Then baked with butter and milk and topped with cheese and extra bacon in a skillet.

Start with boiling the potatoes


red potatoes in a pot of water


Then, grate the potatoes


grated cooked potatoes in a bowl with a grater


Cook the bacon, and  onions with cabbage


cabbage and onions cooking in a skillet


Then layer and bake with milk and butter


top view of baked Irish potatoes in a skillet


At the very end, top the potatoes with cheese and extra bacon. How easy is that?

I created this Irish skillet potatoes with a cabbage recipe for the upcoming St. Patrick’s day. However, the skillet potatoes are a huge crowd pleaser for any occasion.

Is this a make ahead dish?

Yes, you can make the Irish potatoes a day in advance. To do this, follow the steps to layering the potatoes. Then, refrigerate until you are ready to bake them. When ready, bring the potatoes to room temperature and continue with the remaining steps, possibly extra baking time.


a side dish with Irish potatoes topped with cheese and bacon


How long will the Irish potatoes keep?

This potato casserole will keep up to 3 days when refrigerated.


You can replace the cabbage with your favourite greens such as collard greens, swiss chard, spinach, or kale.


close up or Irish potato casserole


This Irish potatoes and cabbage casserole is naturally gluten-free filled with nothing but deliciousness. The potatoes are fluffy and creamy, and the cabbage, bacon and cheese make this Irish dish soo good. This is a must try potato recipe!

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