15 Traditional Irish Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with all things Irish including these delicious traditional Irish recipes! From soups to desserts, you find a traditional Irish recipe to add to your St. Patrick’s Day feast!

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What is St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 17th each year to honor the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. It is a public holiday in Ireland and is also widely celebrated in other countries including the United States, particularly by those of Irish descent. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by eating traditional Irish foods such as corned beef or Irish stew, music, parades, and wearing green! Green is the primary color associated with St. Patrick’s Day as it symbolizes the lush landscape of Ireland as well as new life and Spring.

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What are some traditional Irish recipes?

Irish has a long and rich history and is well known for corned beef and cabbage. Here’s a list of some additional traditional Irish recipes to add to your Saint Patrick’s Day feast this year!

Traditional Irish foods include:

  1. Irish stew – A hearty meat and vegetable stew typically made with lamb, potatoes, carrots, onions, and sometimes barley and of course Guinness!
  2. Colcannon – A traditional Irish dish made of mashed potatoes and kale or cabbage, often served with boiled ham.
  3. Corned beef and cabbage – a dish made of salt-cured beef and boiled cabbage, a popular meal in Ireland, especially on St. Patrick’s Day.
  4. Boxty – A sort of potato pancake, typically served as a side dish.
  5. Bangers and Mash – A dish of sausages served with mashed potatoes.
  6. Bacon and Cabbage – A traditional Irish recipe made of boiled bacon and cabbage, sometimes with potatoes and onions.
  7. Shepherd’s Pie – A savory pie made with a bottom crust of mashed potatoes and a filling of ground lamb or beef, vegetables, and gravy.
  8. Black Pudding – A type of blood sausage made from pork blood, fat, and oats, often served as a breakfast dish. I’ll admit I’m not a fan of black pudding!
  9. Coddle – A traditional Irish dish made of layers of potatoes, sausage, and bacon, slow-cooked in a broth.
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Irish Champ Recipe
A delicious and simple twist makes these mashed potatoes Irish Champ! Serve with corned beef and cabbage for a complete Irish Feast!
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Pudding Cake
Chocolate Pudding Cakes {Guinness Stout}
Guinness stout dark chocolate pudding cakes with salted caramel sauce is a delicious and rich dessert perfect for st. Patrick’s day.
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Irish Vegetable Stew
Irish Farmhouse Vegetable Soup
This traditional Irish Farmhouse Vegetable Soup is creamy and delicious and filled with hearty, healthy vegetables. It’s suitable for vegan and vegetarian, gluten-free ways to eat, and a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s day!
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Corned Beef on a cutting board
Crock Pot Corned Beef {Whiskey Glazed}
Corned beef with Irish whiskey glaze is a delicious dish perfect for st. Patrick’s Day. Directions are for stovetop or slow cooker
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Bowl of Guinness Stew garnished with rosemarry
Guinness Beef Stew
Guinness beef stew is a delicious and easy dish perfect for chilly nights.
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Corned Beef Cabbage dinner in a pot
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner is a traditional and flavorful meal you can make on St. Patrick’s Day. The corned beef brisket cooks up fork-tender, and the vegetables and broth are super tasty.
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Beer Bread
3 Ingredient Beer Bread – A Grateful Meal
This 3 Ingredient Irish Beer Bread is made with Guinness, self-rising flour, and honey and is equally simple as it is delicious.
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Corned Beef and Cabbaage
Homemade Spices for Corned Beef and Cabbage
Make your own spices for a homemade corn beef dinner—a budget-friendly meal for the whole family. Delicious comfort food done easy.
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Colcannon Potatoes
Irish Colcannon Potatoes
In this version of classic Irish Colcannon Potatoes, creamy red-skinned potatoes are combined with sautéed sweet green cabbage and smoky crumbled bacon. This dish is far too delicious to save for St. Patrick’s Day!
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Irish Potato Candy
Irish Potato Candy (Vegan, Gluten-Free) – Strength and Sunshine
Irish Potato Candy is such a fun and easy treat to make! This vegan version of the old-fashioned candy is completely dairy-free and gluten-free! A no-bake homemade recipe that's just 6 ingredients, full of the classic sweet creamy coconut and cinnamon flavors you love, plus it can be made sugar-free and keto!
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Irish Soda Bread
Traditional Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread
Everything a traditional Irish soda bread should be, only this one is gluten-free and vegan! A simple flour blend and spotted with raisins, everyone will feel the luck of the Irish with this simple soda bread recipe!
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Irish Potato Bread
Irish Potato Bread (Gluten-Free Potato Farls)
Easy 4-ingredient Irish Potato Bread! Also known as Irish Farls, Fadge, or potato cakes! Made on a hot griddle with leftover mashed potato, this gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free potato bread recipe is a delicious, simple, and quick side dish, breakfast, or snack! Soft and crisp, eggless mashed potato bread can be enjoyed savory or sweet!
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Irish Oatmeal Muffins
Simple Irish Oatmeal Muffins
These simple muffins are made with pantry staples. Great for breakfast or as a side dish.
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Irish Stew
Traditional Irish Beef Stew
This Hearty stew comes together with simple ingredients. Marinated beef in stout beer and served over mashed potatoes.
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Irish Apple Cake
The Ultimate Irish Apple Cake
This Irish Apple Cake will become a family favorite to serve on St. Patrick’s Day. It is such a tasty cake that you will want to bake it year-round.
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I hope you found the perfect traditional Irish recipes for your Saint Patrick’s Day feast, however, if you’re looking for something fun and kid-friendly check out my recipe for Leprechaun Bait and leprechaun activities for kids!

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8 thoughts on “15 Traditional Irish Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day”

  1. Great article! I love trying new recipes, especially ones with a cultural twist. These traditional Irish dishes sound delicious and perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Can’t wait to try the corned beef and cabbage and the Irish soda bread. Thanks for sharing!

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