40+ Irish Recipes – St. Patrick’s Day Food

Updated On Updated August 3, 2022

Irish recipes from different food bloggers that will make a hearty dinner for St. Patricks Day. You will find main Irish dinner ideas, as well as desserts and bread recipes. Irish food is all about simple ingredients, resulting in filling and flavorsome dishes.


Irish stews, Guinness bread, corned beef, best mashed potato or colcannon and many more hearty Irish recipes to try. Let’s start with the mains, then decide on the side dish and finish with indulgent Irish desserts. All recipes are good to enjoy for every day family dinner or served as St. Patricks Day food.

Attention! This post may leave you hungry and eager to try one of Irish recipes.

40+ Irish Recipes for St. Patrick's Day. Traditional Irish recipes are easy and flavorful. You will find Irish appetizers, desserts and bread, main dishes such as corned beef and stew, as well as side dishes with potato.

Irish Stew

Irish stew was a simple peasant dish, made with old pieces of goat or sheep meat, root vegetables and water. It was traditionally cooked over the open fire for long hours.

Now it is a truly good Irish dinner, made with beef, lamb or mutton, often with the addition of Guinness, Vermouth and red wine. Stew can be also made in oven or in a popular Instant pot.

1.Irish Beef Stew – Cooking journey Blog. Slowly cooked beef and vegetables with addition of Guinness. Hearty melt-in-your-mouth meal that is just good for an Irish dinner in one pot, cooked on the stove.Eating Irish Beef and Guinness Stew with a spoon

2.Lamb Stew with Spring Vegetables – Panning The Globe External Link . Winter meets the spring in this recipe! Tender, hearty lamb stew with addition of green peas and beans.

Lamb Stew with Spring Vegetables

3.Instant Pot Irish Stew – Salt And Lavender External Link . Make an Irish stew with beef, stout and vegetables in your instant pot.Instant Pot Irish Stew

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Fun Fact: National Cabbage Day is February 17th. But there is also National Corned Beef Hash Day on 27th of September! However, Corned beef and cabbage is typically served for St. Patricks Day in March.

4.The Very Best Corned Beef and Cabbage – The Suburban Soapbox External Link . The name says it all! Get the perfect results with two methods – made in slow cooker or oven. True Irish food.Corned Beef and Cabbage

5.Easy Instant Pot Corned Beef with Beer – 2 Cooking Mamas External Link . Learn how to make corned beef that is moist and delicious, using an instant pot.Easy Instant Pot Corned Beef with Beer, plated

6.Dump and Bake Corned Beef and Cabbage – The Seasoned Mom External Link . Easy and warming meal to celebrate St.Patricks Day.Dump-and-Bake Corned Beef and Cabbage

7.Oven Roasted Corned Beef Hash – Pinch And Swirl External Link . Perfect leftover corned beef recipe to satisfy your cravings. A lovely breakfast or brunch meal, made with Brussels sprouts, potato and topped with a fried egg.Oven Roasted Corned Beef Hash

8. Corned Beef Cabbage Rolls – Homemade Interest External Link . Cabbage rolls are stuffed with corned beef, carrot and parsnip mash. Delicious and filling meal.Corned Beef Cabbage Rolls

Irish potato recipes

Humble potato is featured in many Irish recipes, along with cabbage and meat. Filling, comforting, slowly cooked or mashed, potatoes are just perfect as a side dish for Corned Beef and Irish stew.

9.Colcannon Recipe – Cooking Journey Blog. Colcannon is traditional Irish mashed potato recipe. With addition of kale, it is a perfect side dish for St. Patty’s day!Colcannon - mashed potatoes in a bowl with wooden spoon

10.Irish Colcannon Potato Soup – 4 Son R Us External Link . Turn Colcannon mashed potatoes in a hearty filling soup, made in a Dutch oven.Colcannon Potato Soup

11. Boxty Potato Pancakes – Cooking Journey Blog. Easy and filling breakfast or dinner side dish.


12.Irish Herbed Potatoes – Erica’s Recipes External Link . Simple potato side dish with just 6 ingredients, not including salt and pepper.Irish Herbed Potatoes on a black plate

Irish desserts

Let’s travel to the sweet side of Emerald Isle.

13. No Bake Baileys Cheesecake – Cooking Journey Blog. Easy cheesecake recipe with a touch of Irish cream and chocolate decoration. Truly delightful treat for the grown-ups.Baileys cheesecake slice on a plate, decorated with chocolate, one slice missing

14.Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake with Toffee Sauce – House Of Nash Eats External Link . A classic British dessert, also popular in Ireland. Moist cake, topped with delicious warm butterscotch-toffee sauce.Pouring caramel on toffee pudding

15.Irish Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce – Sidewalk Shoes External Link . Bread pudding is so good for breakfast. But if you top it with a whiskey sauce, it turns to be a crowd-pleaser at any party.Irish Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

16.Guinness Stout Dark Chocolate Pudding Cakes With Salted Caramel Sauce – What A Girl Eats External Link . Rich and decadent dessert for St.Patrick’s day.Pouring caramel on chocolate stout cake

17.Irish Cream Custard Bread Pudding – Savor With Jennifer External Link . This delicious pudding is made with Irish cream infused custard, crumbly cinnamon streusel and cream cheese. And if it isn’t enough, pudding is drizzled with more Irish cream!Irish Cream Custard Bread Pudding served on a white plate and a fork

18.Soused Irish Whiskey Orange Bundt Cake – Garlic And Zest External Link . Moist and boozy cake with fresh citrus aroma. So good to pair with a cup of morning tea or coffee!Orange Whiskey Cake on a cake stand

19.Peppermint Baileys Chocolate Mousse – Sugar Salt Magic External Link . Egg-less chocolate mousse with Baileys brownie base, served in glasses. What a perfect dessert for St.Patrick’s day party!Peppermint Baileys Chocolate Mousse Cups

Irish Bread recipes

I can’t imagine Irish food served without bread! The classic one is of course Irish Soda bread. Here you will find some good baking recipes with addition of natural green color and herbs (Perfect for St.Patrick’s Day), savory breads, packed with cheese or sweet ones – with raisins and fruits. But all of them are quick and simple.

For centuries homemade bread was a part of a daily life in almost every family. Should we return this tradition to our modern hectic lives?

By the way, you can add a coin in your Irish baked food and the lucky person who will have a piece with the coin will be rich next year. Hope, after eating he won’t give all his money to the tooth fairy..haha!

20.Irish Soda Bread – Cooking Journey Blog. Traditional Irish Soda bread is made with two flours and no yeast. Easy recipe, with no kneading or proofing. This bread has no sweeteners, so it is perfect to serve with any potato dish or stew.Irish soda bread with buttter and cranberries on a black board. View from top. Light from the window.

21.Irish Soda Bread Muffins – Natalie’s Health External Link . These rustic whole grain muffins are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day breakfast! Made with natural ingredients, with no addition of refined sugar.Irish Soda Bread Muffins

22. Irish Barmbrack – Cooking Journey Blog. Sweet bread recipe, made with raisins, soaked in a strong tea. Moist and delicious loaf to serve.

Irish Sweet Bread

23.Kale and Herb Soda Bread – Veggie Desserts External Link . Irish bread recipe with addition of kale, that gives it more nutrition and a lovely natural green color. Soft and flavorful soda bread is perfect for St. Patty’s day!

24.Gluten-free Vegan Irish Soda Bread – Rhian’s Recipes External Link . This version of Soda Bread is not only vegan and gluten-free diet friendly, it is also oil-free and packed with sweet raisins.Vegan Irish soda bread sliced

25.Irish Potato Bread with Lemon & Cilantro – Cinnamon And Coriander External Link . Irish potato bread with spring flavors. Addition of cilantro and lemon zest makes it more refreshing and herbal.Irish Potato Bread with Lemon & Cilantro

26.Irish Tea Brack – Cooking With Carlee External Link . Delicious and quick morning treat, made with tea soaked raisins and dates, egg, sugar and using only whole wheat flour.Tea Brack Breakfast

27.Irish Scones – Mother Would Know External Link . Fabulous on their own or with your favorite jam. Freezer-friendly recipe from Dublin. Serve it every day or as St. Patrick’s Day food.Real Irish Scones on a plate

28.Cheddar Soda Bread – Imagelicious External Link . Irish soda bread with a cheesy twist, made without buttermilk. One bowl, no-fuss recipe. Look at this appetizing crust!Cheddar Soda bread served with extra cheese and butter

29.Irish Guinness Beer Bread – A Communal Table External Link . Easy, tender and moist bread that is perfect to dip into Irish food like stew!Guinness bread served with milk

Other Irish Recipes

Other cabbage recipes, pot pies and bisque. Get some awesome St. Patrick’s Day appetizer ideas here, too.

30.Irish Fried Cabbage and Bacon – Sugar And Soul External Link . Simple pan-fried cabbage and bacon recipe. Delicious side dish, served warm. Perfect match for the corned beef.Irish Fried Cabbage and Bacon in a skillet

31.Bangers and Mash with Onion Mustard Gravy – The Suburban Soapbox External Link . You will find it in every Irish pub, but you can also make this dish at home.Bangers and Mash served with peas

32. Dublin Coddle – Bakers Beans External Link . One pot Irish dish, made with leftover pork sausage, ham, potatoes and onion. A hearty meal that can also serve as a main.Dublin Coddle served with bread

33.Fried Cabbage With Bacon – Sustainable Cooks External Link . Whole30, Paleo and Keto recipe. You will need only 10 minutes to make the dish that everyone will love.

34.Mashed Cauliflower Colcannon – Stephanie Sain External Link . Irish side dish without all the carbs. Perfect for vegetarian, gluten-free and low-carb diets.Mashed Cauliflower Colconnan with butter

35.Easy Shepherd’s Pie – Cooking Journey Blog. Simple and filling meat pie, topped with mashed potatoes. The whole family will love it!Shepherd's pie on a plate with baking tray aside

36.Guinness Beef and Onion Pot Pie – My Kitchen Love External Link . Cozy comfort food that will become your family favorite. The secret is the good gravy.Guinness beef onion pots served with greens, view from top

37. Vegan Shepherd’s Pie – Girl Heart Food External Link . Hearty, easy and comforting pie, packed with protein and veggies. Irish food can be vegan, too!Vegan Shepherds Pie in a skillet

38.Irish Scallop Bisque – Beyond Mere Sustenance External Link . Creamy and elegant starter for St. Patrick’s day. Perfect for gluten-free and vegetarian diets.Irish Scallop Bisque served in a bowl

39.Irish Nachos – Gluten Free Homestead External Link . Fun twist on traditional nachos. Perfect St. Patrick’s day appetizer. Serve it for any party or Game Day!Irish nachos served with dipping sauce

40.Classic Irish Coffee Recipe – Simply Happy Foodie External Link . Delicious drink for the cool evening or special evening. Make this cocktail with more than 100-year history at home!

Irish Food

Now you understand that Irish food is so simple and full of flavor that it perfectly suits our every day modern life. Quick bread of muffin, served with a meaty stew or corned beef with cabbage and comforting potato side dish, finished with indulgent bread pudding or Irish cream dessert and coffee. Sounds like a cozy family dinner? Absolutely!

Hope you picked some good ideas for your St. Patrick’s Day party or just a good dish for the next dinner!

Please share this post with your friends, so they can pick a good Irish dish, too.

I wish you to find leprechaun’s gold and a lucky clover! Quick tip: According to the legend, wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns. Have fun, listen to Gaelic folk music and enjoy good Irish food!

40+ Irish Recipes for St. Patrick's Day. Traditional Irish recipes are easy and flavorful. You will find Irish appetizers, desserts and bread, main dishes such as corned beef and stew, as well as side dishes with potato.


  1. Dawn - Girl Heart Food

    What a yummy collection and totally making me hungry right now!! Thanks so much for including my vegan shepherd’s pie 🙂

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