Updated on August 3, 2022
Irish recipes from different food bloggers that will make a hearty dinner for St. Patrick‘s 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. Patrick‘s Day food.
Attention! This post may leave you hungry and eager to try one of Irish recipes.
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.
2.Lamb Stew with Spring Vegetables – Panning The Globe. Winter meets the spring in this recipe! Tender, hearty lamb stew with addition of green peas and beans.
3.Instant Pot Irish Stew – Salt And Lavender. Make an Irish stew with beef, stout and vegetables in your instant pot.
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. Patrick‘s Day in March.
4.The Very Best Corned Beef and Cabbage – The Suburban Soapbox. The name says it all! Get the perfect results with two methods – made in slow cooker or oven. True Irish food.
5.Easy Instant Pot Corned Beef with Beer – 2 Cooking Mamas. Learn how to make corned beef that is moist and delicious, using an instant pot.
6.Dump and Bake Corned Beef and Cabbage – The Seasoned Mom. Easy and warming meal to celebrate St.Patrick‘s Day.
7.Oven Roasted Corned Beef Hash – Pinch And Swirl. 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.
8. Corned Beef Cabbage Rolls – Homemade Interest. Cabbage rolls are stuffed with corned beef, carrot and parsnip mash. Delicious and filling meal.
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!
10.Irish Colcannon Potato Soup – 4 Son R Us. Turn Colcannon mashed potatoes in a hearty filling soup, made in a Dutch oven.
11. Boxty Potato Pancakes – Cooking Journey Blog. Easy and filling breakfast or dinner side dish.
12.Irish Herbed Potatoes – Erica’s Recipes. Simple potato side dish with just 6 ingredients, not including salt and pepper.
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.
14.Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake with Toffee Sauce – House Of Nash Eats. A classic British dessert, also popular in Ireland. Moist cake, topped with delicious warm butterscotch-toffee sauce.
15.Irish Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce – Sidewalk Shoes. 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.
16.Guinness Stout Dark Chocolate Pudding Cakes With Salted Caramel Sauce – What A Girl Eats. Rich and decadent dessert for St.Patrick’s day.
17.Irish Cream Custard Bread Pudding – Savor With Jennifer. 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!
18.Soused Irish Whiskey Orange Bundt Cake – Garlic And Zest. Moist and boozy cake with fresh citrus aroma. So good to pair with a cup of morning tea or coffee!
19.Peppermint Baileys Chocolate Mousse – Sugar Salt Magic. Egg-less chocolate mousse with Baileys brownie base, served in glasses. What a perfect dessert for St.Patrick’s day party!
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.
21.Irish Soda Bread Muffins – Natalie’s Health. These rustic whole grain muffins are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day breakfast! Made with natural ingredients, with no addition of refined sugar.
22. Irish Barmbrack – Cooking Journey Blog. Sweet bread recipe, made with raisins, soaked in a strong tea. Moist and delicious loaf to serve.
23.Kale and Herb Soda Bread – Veggie Desserts. 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. This version of Soda Bread is not only vegan and gluten-free diet friendly, it is also oil-free and packed with sweet raisins.
25.Irish Potato Bread with Lemon & Cilantro – Cinnamon And Coriander. Irish potato bread with spring flavors. Addition of cilantro and lemon zest makes it more refreshing and herbal.
26.Irish Tea Brack – Cooking With Carlee. Delicious and quick morning treat, made with tea soaked raisins and dates, egg, sugar and using only whole wheat flour.
27.Irish Scones – Mother Would Know. 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.
28.Cheddar Soda Bread – Imagelicious. Irish soda bread with a cheesy twist, made without buttermilk. One bowl, no-fuss recipe. Look at this appetizing crust!
29.Irish Guinness Beer Bread – A Communal Table. Easy, tender and moist bread that is perfect to dip into Irish food like stew!
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. Simple pan-fried cabbage and bacon recipe. Delicious side dish, served warm. Perfect match for the corned beef.
31.Bangers and Mash with Onion Mustard Gravy – The Suburban Soapbox. You will find it in every Irish pub, but you can also make this dish at home.
32. Dublin Coddle – Bakers Beans. One pot Irish dish, made with leftover pork sausage, ham, potatoes and onion. A hearty meal that can also serve as a main.
33.Fried Cabbage With Bacon – Sustainable Cooks. 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. Irish side dish without all the carbs. Perfect for vegetarian, gluten-free and low-carb diets.
35.Easy Shepherd’s Pie – Cooking Journey Blog. Simple and filling meat pie, topped with mashed potatoes. The whole family will love it!
36.Guinness Beef and Onion Pot Pie – My Kitchen Love. Cozy comfort food that will become your family favorite. The secret is the good gravy.
37. Vegan Shepherd’s Pie – Girl Heart Food. Hearty, easy and comforting pie, packed with protein and veggies. Irish food can be vegan, too!
38.Irish Scallop Bisque – Beyond Mere Sustenance. Creamy and elegant starter for St. Patrick’s day. Perfect for gluten-free and vegetarian diets.
39.Irish Nachos – Gluten Free Homestead. Fun twist on traditional nachos. Perfect St. Patrick’s day appetizer. Serve it for any party or Game Day!
40.Classic Irish Coffee Recipe – Simply Happy Foodie. Delicious drink for the cool evening or special evening. Make this cocktail with more than 100-year history at home!
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!
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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!