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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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.
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 more traditional Irish recipes.
Traditional Irish foods include:
Irish stew – A hearty meat and vegetable stew typically made with lamb, potatoes, carrots, onions, and sometimes barley and of course Guinness!
Colcannon – A traditional Irish dish made of mashed potatoes and kale or cabbage, often served with boiled ham.
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.
Boxty – A sort of potato pancake, typically served as a side dish.
Bangers and Mash – A dish of sausages served with mashed potatoes.
Bacon and Cabbage – A traditional Irish recipe made of boiled bacon and cabbage, sometimes with potatoes and onions.
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.
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!
Coddle – A traditional Irish dish made of layers of potatoes, sausage, and bacon, slow-cooked in a broth.
Traditional Irish Dishes for St. Patrick's Day
Celebrate St Patrick's Day with these delicious and traditional Irish dishes! From soups to desserts, you'll find something to add to your St. Patrick's Day Feast!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!