Sometimes hearty, sometimes boozy, but always tasty and festive, these 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 recipes has you clovered. (See what I did there?)
There’s always my classic slow cooker corned beef and cabbage for the main meal or 20 different stout recipes for dessert, but don’t leave out even more fun recipes with dishes from potato pancakes to whiskey 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, we’d rather have these St. Patrick’s Day recipes (which are so delectable they have us doing a little jig).
Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage from FoodieCrush
Fish Pie from Feed Me Phoebe
Irish Bangers and Mash from Creamy Crunchy Sweet
Irish Soda Bread from Simply Scratch
Irish Pork Stew With Stout And Caraway Seeds from FoodieCrush
Shepherd’s Pie from House of Nash Eats
My Favorite Reuben Sandwich from FoodieCrush
St. Patrick’s Day Recipes Irish Desserts
Not to sound like alcoholics, but we jump at the chance to slip some booze into our baked goods, and Irish whiskey and cream complement these treats without being overpowering (or making your head hurt the next morning). Let’s all drink to that! (Plus kid-friendly treats, too.)
Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake from Baker by Nature
Matcha White Chocolate Mousse from Brit + Co
Homemade Irish Cream from FoodieCrush
Bailey’s Cheesecake from Katie at the Kitchen Door
Lucky Charms Cupcakes from Life, Love and Sugar
Bailey’s Salted Caramel Chocolate Pie from She Wears Many Hats
Healthy Shamrock Shake from Running to the Kitchen
Stout Brownies from FoodieCrush
Irish Whiskey and Stout Chocolate Cake from The Little Epicurean
Don’t Pinch Me! St. Patrick’s Day Green Recipes
We can’t exactly say that these recipes will save you from getting pinched, but they should. These festive emerald-hued dishes are perfect for Saint Paddy’s Day, or any day really, and are a good way to get some greens (sans icky food coloring).
Irish Flag Spinach Salad fromReluctant Entertainer
Chilled Avocado Soup from Green Kitchen Stories
Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Blondies from Yes to Yolks
Thai Green Curry with Sugar Snaps, Asparagus & Broccolini from Fuss Free Cooking
Green Apple Ginger Martini from Gourmande in the Kitchen
Super-Green Vegan Kale Pesto from Minimalist Baker
Stinging Nettle & Homemade Ricotta Ravioli from Local Milk
Creamy Greens & Coconut Linguini from Foodess
Guinness is good for you. Whether it’s to heighten the chocolate in a cake, or to add richness to a stew, we’re big fans of cooking with this creamy Irish stout. That doesn’t mean we won’t still have a pint while we do so.
Irish Stout Brownies from FoodieCrush
Guinness Pretzel Truffles from Sprinkle Bakes
Guinness Braised Short Rib Tacos with Guinness Braised Cabbage from Mountain Mama Cooks
Mini Guinness Chocolate Floats from Jelly Toast
Guinness Chocolate Pie with Pretzel Crust from Sprinkle Bakes
Guinness Ice Cream with Chocolate Covered Toffee Bits from The Galley Gourmet
Mini Layered Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Ganache Frosting from Chocolate Moosey
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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
- 1/2 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
- 1/2 head cabbage , cut into 1 1/2-inch wedges
- 1/2 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 1/2 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.
What’s your favorite St. Patrick’s Day tradition or recipe? Share in the comments below!
Happy green on ‘ya!
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