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24 Irish-inspired recipes to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Get your green on!
March 17, 2022 2:19 p.m. EST
March 17, 2022 2:19 p.m. EST

Colour your plate green this St. Patrick’s Day with these delicious recipe ideas. Whether you’re looking for party food to serve your guests or cooking a traditional dinner for the family, our food experts shared their favourite dishes to bring the luck of the Irish to your dinner table this week!

Irish soda bread with currants

Soda bread gets its name from baking soda, which is used as the leavening agent in this bread - no yeast required. The lemon zest and dried currants give this bread sweetness and texture. You can certainly add different citrus zest and dried fruit for your own signature recipe. 

Crumble rhubarb and apple slice

Make this classic rhubarb crumble for an easy, family-friendly dessert. Made with delicious rhubarb and apples, almonds and oats, it's the warm and comforting dessert we all crave for a late-night snack. 

Chocolate stout loaf

The addition of the stout gives the chocolate loaf a distinct malty flavour. Plus, the whisky glaze is unforgettably delicious. Make this boozy snack to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, or for any occasion! 

Irish boxty potatoes

Made with smoked salmon, mashed potatoes and Irish butter, these classic potatoes are usually a side dish but are hearty enough to make for the main.

Sticky Guinness bacon ribs

Delicious bacon ribs, slathered in a Guinness barbecue sauce and baked in the oven, and roasted to perfection. 

Marbled citrus clover cookies 

Bring a bright and tangy flavour to your next get-together with these cookies! To create the marbled effect, colour half the dough with green food colouring and then gently knead the two halves of dough together before rolling it out. Tip: Use gel food colouring instead of liquid to ensure you don’t affect the texture of your dough when you are dyeing it

Speedy Irish stew

A quick version of the classic St. Patrick's dish! Made with hearty ingredients like sirloin steak, carrots, mushrooms, and beans, this stew doesn't take long to make and is packed with flavour. 

Irish coddle

In Ireland, every family has their own coddle recipe. Some like to brown the sausages some prefer to leave them uncoloured; others add a ham bone for flavour or even ham hock others like to add milk to the cooking liquid.  One thing common to all is that they are tastier on the next day! 

Matcha green tea shortbread with sesame seeds

Matcha is a unique flavour to bring to your sweets table this St. Patrick’s Day! These yummy shortbread cookies are decorated with some black sesame seeds for a pop of extra flavour and texture. 

Soda-breaded pork chops with Irish honey

This dish screams Irish soul food! Comforting buttery colcannon, along with crunchy, juicy breaded pork chops. Plus the honey dip is addictive, and so good served with chicken wings or pork ribs too.  

No-bake Irish cream caramel pie

Mary Berg whips up this delicious pie made with Irish cream liquor, cream cheese, and vanilla cookies. Your guests will be coming back for seconds with this dessert.

Beef, stout and potato pie

This pie is incredibly easy but does involve some cooking and cooling time so plan ahead! Also, if you’re not into meat pies, the filling is amazing served over mashed potatoes for a hearty and delicious dinner

Irish cream caramel sundae

This adult-only sundae is decadent and oh so irresistible thanks to the deliciously thick caramel sauce. Made with homemade ice cream, you’ll eat every bite of this yummy dessert.

Clodagh's Irish stout lamb shanks with celeriac mash

Clodagh McKenna's take on classic Irish lamb shanks is a comfort food masterpiece. 

Guinness caramel tiramisu

The stout caramel brings a fun twist to the original recipe as well as a delicious depth of flavour and makes it a great Irish dessert to serve on St. Patrick's Day and it can be made the night before

Corn chowder with crispy bacon

This right here is a big bowl of sunshine! The hearty diced potatoes add a nice texture, along with the creaminess of the corn and the delicious smokiness of the bacon. What makes the soup a little thick is the addition of flour and you can use gluten-free flour here too. 

Ginger stout cake cupcakes

The addition of Irish stout to these cupcakes added another layer and depth of flavour that made them truly unique. Made with fresh ginger, molasses, nutmeg and clove, gingerbread lovers will love these festive cupcakes.

Clodagh's rosemary bread

The smell of this bread will fill your home with warmth and love all day long. It’s a very simple stir, shape and bake bread – there’s no kneading or resting involved. It’s a take on Irish soda bread and is wholesome and crumbly but doesn’t leave you feeling bloated like yeast bread can. It will last for about a week, and also freezes really well. If you have never baked bread before, start with this stress-free one!

Orange cardamom cakes with cream cheese frosting 

These mini orange cardamom cakes are frosted with tangy cream cheese frosting and finished with fresh green mint leaves and edible gold leaf to be the pot of gold at the end of your rainbow. 

Lamb and cheddar pies and potato salad with arugula and Dijon

Lynn Crawford's take on a traditional Irish dinner! Make these pies with ground lamb, Worcestershire sauce and white cheddar cheese, with a side of this yummy arugula-based dijon salad, and you'll have a yummy and easy meal to serve your family. 

Irish onion soup

This Irish onion soup recipe is a rich, yet smooth soup that’s perfect for fall or winter. It warms your bones after a day out in the cold.

Irish coffee

Irish coffee is one of the most classic coffee mixed drinks. This recipe brings together the perfect combination of sweetened coffee, Irish whiskey, and heavy cream. It's cozy, delicious, and incredibly easy to make. 

St. Patrick's Day cake

With lemon and lime zest, this cake is a deliciously refreshing Irish treat for any time of the year.

St. Paddy's shake

Bring the green to your St. Patrick’s Day with this whisky and vanilla-flavoured shake. Combining mint and ice cream gives the drink an extra-refreshing, minty flavour.


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