A selection of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes—including soda bread, corned beef and cabbage, hearty Irish stew, and colcannon—many of which come from our lovely Irish-American readers!
Many of these recipes contributed by readers were passed down across many generations. We have more versions of Irish Soda Bread than we could count, so if you don’t like the recipe we listed below, search our Web site for more!
Irish Breads & Baked Goods
Irish Oatmeal Scones
Lovely scones with oats and currants. Great for a St. Paddy’s Day breakfast!
Irish Soda Bread
This Irish Soda Bread recipe uses baking soda and baking powder to create a lighter, scone-like loaf.
Irish Tea Barmbrack
A traditional recipe (from Dublin, Ireland) for making a delicious Irish barmbrack loaf—and using up leftover tea!
Irish Dinner Recipes
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Not much beats corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Enjoy this classic recipe!
Credit: Catherine Boeckmann
Pot Roast, Irish-Style
A classic pot roast with potatoes and carrots.
Corned Beef Brisket With Spring Vegetables
An alternative corned beef recipe for you to try.
Irish Beef Stew
This hearty Irish Beef Stew is rich, flavorful, and comforting. The secret weapon? A cup of Guinness stout adds a deeper, more complex flavor.
Irish Beef Stew. Photo Credit: Sumner’s Graphics Inc./Getty Images
Irish Lamb Stew
Mint jelly and hot biscuits are a must with this traditional dish.
Braised Lamb Shanks
A solid recipe for making tender, tasty lamb.
Lazy Man’s Beef Stew
Beef stew is comfort food at its finest. When it’s paired with crusty bread, a hearty meal in born!
Irish Potato Pie
This recipe, with slight adjustments, was brought over from Ireland “on the boat” by the cook’s great-great-aunt in the 1880s.
Irish Potato Biscuits
A different sort of biscuit that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and goes well with a corned beef or meat stew.
Bella Cullen’s Colcannon
Colcannon is an Irish dish that traditionally pairs mashed potatoes with cabbage. Here, we substitute cabbage with kale for a modern twist (but feel free to stick with cabbage, if you prefer). It’s a great companion for corned beef and Irish soda bread.
Auntie Ei’s Guaranteed Smashed Potatoes
Auntie Ei has managed to improve upon the foolproof Irish whipped potatoes with this creamy, artery-clogging version. Eat at your own risk!
St. Patrick’s Day Desserts
Bake up some Irish-themed treats for a sweet ending to St. Patrick’s Day!
Luck of the Irish Peppermint Brownies
Give this almost-too-pretty-to-eat brownie recipe a try. Not a fan of peppermint? Just omit the mint extract!
Peppermint Brownies. Photo by Letterberry/Getty Images
Darby Cream Pie
An eggnog-flavored chiffon pie with chocolate-whipped-cream topping. “Rich” doesn’t even come close to describing it. Two layers give the pie an elegant appearance.
This sinfully rich and buttery shortbread from an Irish cook. It’s rather thicker than some but still beautifully baked through.
Irish Breakfast Ideas
Corned Beef Hash With Poached Egg
Fantastic the morning after St. Patrick’s Day if you have leftover corned beef!
Murphy’s Irish Toast
This variation on French toast is made unique by the addition of Irish Cream Liquor.
Who was St. Patrick? What does St. Patrick’s Day actually celebrate? Visit our St. Patrick’s Day page to find out!
What will you eat for St. Patrick’s Day this year? Let us know in the comments!