Sometimes hearty, sometimes boozy, but always tasty and festive, these 30+ St. Patrick’s Day recipes are the perfect inspiration to get you in the mood for feeling the luck of the Irish.
There are many reasons traditional St. Patrick’s Day recipes are so beloved. If you’re wondering what to serve or how the Irish actually celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this list of 30+ recipes has you covered.
There’s always my classic slow cooker corned beef and cabbage for the main meal or my stout brownies for dessert, but don’t leave out even more fun recipes with dishes from shepherd’s pie to Baileys ice cream for dessert, and find the lucky dish to make your day complete.
Traditional Irish Fare St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
The leprechauns can have their gold, I’d rather have these St. Patrick’s Day recipes (which are so delectable they’ll have you doing a little jig).
Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage
This corned beef and cabbage recipe creates tender, fall-apart chunks of beef thanks to braising in beer and vegetables for an unbelievably easy one-pot dinner.
Irish Colcannon Mac and Cheese
from The Candid Appetite
Irish and American flavors mingle in this comforting dish. Sautéed cabbage, leeks, onions, garlic, and bacon are tossed with pasta and an ultra creamy cheese sauce made with Wisconsin havarti, aged white cheddar, and monterey jack, then baked until golden brown.
Irish Bangers and Mash
from Creamy Crunchy Sweet
Quick and easy, this Irish comfort food classic features Irish sausages with onion gravy over mashed potatoes for a wonderfully savory Irish dinner.
Irish Soda Bread
from Simply Scratch
This quick bread is easy to make and has a mild flavor and a texture similar to the inside of a biscuit. It’s delicious served warm, with salted butter and jam or toasted and served with eggs and corned beef hash.
Irish Pork Stew With Stout And Caraway Seeds
The traditional Irish Stew gets an infusion of flavor with this recipe using tender pork, earthy caraway seeds, and Irish stout in a simmering broth that thickens as it cooks thanks to a surprising method: cooking with the pork bones!
Easy Rustic Shepherd’s Pie with the Cheesiest Mashed Potatoes
from Little Spice Jar
This Irish classic is loaded with flavorful herbs and spices, plenty of veggies, and ground lamb (or beef), all in a savory gravy, then topped with the cheesiest Irish cheddar mashed potatoes for comfort food bliss.
Irish Potato Pie
from A Spicy Perspective
This savory Irish potato pie features a crispy puff pastry crust layered with potatoes, onions, and bacon and is ridiculously delicious.
My Favorite Reuben Sandwich
This classic reuben sandwich features homemade corned beef and sauerkraut, melty Swiss, and a rich, creamy Russian dressing, all sandwiched between the best marbled rye bread. Pass the napkins.
Irish Soda Bread Scones with Salty Whiskey Butter
from A Cozy Kitchen
Irish soda bread, but make it scones! These beauties are lightly sweetened, studded with raisins, and made tender with buttermilk. The salty whiskey butter is an absolute game changer.
St. Patrick’s Day Recipes Irish Desserts
From festive green treats to Irish whiskey and cream-infused desserts, these sweets are fun and festive and sure to get you in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day.
from Shugary Sweets
Made with an oreo cookie crust, this Irish cream cheesecake is draped with a rich chocolate ganache and dollops of espresso whipped cream for the most decadent dessert.
Matcha White Chocolate Mousse
from Brit + Co
This super silky dessert features two layers of white chocolate mousse (one of them is flavored with floral matcha tea) for the prettiest hue of green.
Homemade Irish Cream
Served on the rocks or stirred into a cup of hot coffee, homemade Baileys Irish cream makes the perfect boozy-spiked drink.
Lucky Charms Cupcakes
from Life, Love and Sugar
These whimsical cupcakes are a nod to your favorite childhood cereal. The cupcakes are made with Lucky Charms-infused milk, have a fluffy Lucky Charms marshmallow filling and are topped with a swirl of cereal milk frosting and crumbled Lucky Charms.
Baileys Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips
from Running to the Kitchen
This boozy, Irish cream liqueur-spiked ice cream is studded with chocolate chips for an indulgent, grown up treat.
Healthy Shamrock Shake
from Running to the Kitchen
This Shamrock shake recipe is a healthy, real ingredient version of McDonald’s shamrock shake you love. Made with Greek yogurt, banana, spinach, and fresh mint, it’s refreshing and creamy.
Baileys Irish Cream Tiramisu
from How Sweet Eats
Made with Baileys liqueur instead of rum or kahlua, this recipe is a deliciously fun twist on traditional tiramisu.
Lucky Charms Frosted Sugar Cookies
from Butternut Bakery
These super soft, melt in your mouth sugar cookies are topped with a smooth vanilla buttercream Lucky Charms cereal, for a sweet and colorful treat.
Irish Cream Brownie Trifles
from Dessert for Two
These brownies, a small pot of pudding laced with Irish cream, and layered it all together. I did a whipped cream and chocolate shaving thing on top,
Don’t Pinch Me! St. Patrick’s Day Green Recipes
I can’t guarantee these recipes will save you from getting pinched, but they should. These festive emerald-hued dishes are perfect for St. Paddy’s Day, or any day really.
Tagliatelle with Pea Pesto and Creme Fraiche
from Craving California
Bright, light, and fresh, this vegetarian tagliatelle with lemony pea pesto, mint, and creme fraiche is perfect for spring.
Irish Flag Spinach Salad
from Reluctant Entertainer
This patriotic salad features the colors of the Irish flag and is made with fresh spinach, oranges, pears, and a citrusy dressing, for a refreshing and healthy salad.
Chilled Avocado Soup
from Green Kitchen Stories
You can whip up this refreshing, no-cook soup in 5 minutes, and it tastes just like spring or summer in a glass. It’s made with avocado, cucumber, dill, fresh chives, and coconut milk (but you could easily sub yogurt).
Green Goddess Pasta Salad
from The Modern Proper
This bright green pasta salad is packed with so many awesome veggies and tossed with pasta and the best, creamiest homemade, herby green goddess dressing.
Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie
from Handle the Heat
This delectable pie is so simple to make. It has a minty oreo cookie crust, filled with an easy, homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream and a layer of rich chocolate ganache.
Thai Green Curry with Sugar Snaps, Asparagus & Broccolini
from Fuss Free Cooking
This flavorful Thai green curry is made lighter with light coconut milk and is chock-full of healthy spring veggies. It’s vegetarian but you could easily add chicken, tofu, or shrimp for some protein.
How to Make THE BEST Pesto
This easy homemade pesto recipe is my tried and true method to make THE BEST basil pesto recipe every single time.
Creamy Greens & Coconut Linguini
This vibrant green pasta is full of fresh, Thai-inspired flavors. Linguini is tossed in the creamiest, most addictive sauce made with garlic, ginger, and a hearty dose of mint, kale, and spinach.
Mint Chocolate Chip French Macarons
from Cambrea Bakes
These gorgeous French macarons taste just like mint chocolate chip ice cream, but in cookie form. Their shell is dyed a pastel mint color and sprinkled with chopped chocolate, hen filled with a silky peppermint buttercream and more chopped chocolate chips inside!
Guinness is good for you. Whether it’s to heighten the chocolate in a cake, or to add richness to a stew, I’m a big fan of cooking with this creamy Irish stout. That doesn’t mean you can’t still have a pint while you do so.
Slow Cooker Guinness Short Ribs with Cheesy Cauliflower Mash
from How Sweet Eats
Made easy in the slow cooker, these tender, Guinness-infused short ribs and gravy will absolutely melt in your mouth. They’re served over cheesy mashed cauliflower for a pairing that’s truly sublime.
Irish Stout Brownies
These fudgy brownies are the best. They’re spiked with Irish stout (but you actually don’t taste the beer, it’s there to enhance the rich chocolate flavor).
Guinness Chocolate Pie with Pretzel Crust
from Sprinkle Bakes
This pie is pretty epic. It starts with a salty, crunchy pretzel crust, filled with a Guinness-infused chocolate pudding and topped with a dreamy Guinness flavored toasted marshmallow meringue.
Mini Layered Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Ganache Frosting
from Chocolate Moosey
Moist and rich, this petite chocolate Guinness cake with a sinfully rich Baileys ganache frosting is the perfect size for two people!
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Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage (or Instant Pot)
- 3 carrots , peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces
- 1 yellow onion , peeled and quartered
- ½ pound small potatoes , halved
- 1 corned beef brisket , (about 3-4 pounds), plus pickling spice packet or 1 tablespoon pickling spice
- 2 8 to 12-ounce beers , (I prefer ale or lagers)
- 6 sprigs fresh thyme
- ½ head cabbage , cut into 1 ½-inch wedges
- ½ cup sour cream
- 3-4 tablespoons prepared horseradish , to taste
To Cook in the Slow Cooker:
- In a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker, place the carrots, onion and potatoes. Place corned beef, fat-side up, on top of the vegetables and sprinkle with pickling spice. Pour the beers over the vegetables and brisket. Sprinkle with the sprigs of fresh thyme. Cover and cook on high until corned beef is tender, 5-6 hours or 10-12 hours on low.
- Arrange cabbage over corned beef, cover, and continue cooking until cabbage is tender, 45 min to 1 hour (or 1 ½ to 2 hours on low). Thinly slice the corned beef against the grain and serve with the vegetables and cooking liquid with the horseradish sauce.
To Cook in the Instant Pot:
- Cut the corned beef into 2-3 chunks so it cooks faster and more evenly. Add to the insert of a 6 quart Instant Pot with the fat cap up. Layer with the onion, spices, thyme and beer. Cook on HIGH pressure for 90 minutes then do a quick release.
- Add the potatoes, carrots and cabbage to the insert, close, and set to HIGH pressure for another 5 minutes. Natural release for 5 minutes, cut, and serve.
For the Horseradish Sauce:
- Mix the sour cream and horseradish together in a small bowl. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.
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