The Irish Coddle

I personally love coddle, it’s one of my favourite traditional Irish dish. Now, there are many different methods to make coddle. I am going to share a simple yet the best way to make it.

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cooking time 45-50 minutes
  • Serves 4-5  


  • Potatoes – 6 (large size)
  • Carrots – 4
  • Chicken or pork sausage – 8
  • Bacon rashers – 8
  • Onion – 1 big
  • Mixed herbs/ garlic powder.
  • Vegetable soup mix (45g or 4 servings pack)


  1. Peel the carrots and cut them fine.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes.
  3. Cut the onion into small pieces.
  4. Same with the sausages, it’s good to have all the sausages roughly the same size (one inch long).
  5. Cut the rashers into cubes.
  6. Now throw them all into a big cooking pot and fill with water, make sure all the ingredients are under water.
  7. Gently start heating the water and add the soup mix, keep stirring for few minutes and bring to boil.
  8. Once boiled, lower down the heat and add 1 tablespoon of mixed herbs and 1 teaspoon garlic powder.
  9. Let sit for 45-50 minutes and its ready to serve!

Coddle is served best with soda bread and butter. The soup mix thickens the water making it a very fulfilling dish. In a bowl of coddle there are everything you need in terms of protein, carbs, fat and vitamins. Its undoubtedly a very healthy dish.

I thank Brendan Scully, for cooking and teaching me this wonderful dish as he always says – ‘A few slices of bread and a bowl of coddle is all you need on a cold day’


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