Festive St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas
St. Patrick's Day is the perfect excuse to enjoy delicious dishes and unique drinks you might not get to eat any other time of the year. From corned beef and cabbage to colcannon, there are many traditional Irish recipes to serve. Plus, if you're looking for some boozy desserts to finish the St. Patrick's Day meal, you can always make a batch of Guinness cupcakes or Irish cream fudge. Here, we gathered our most popular and most classic St. Patrick's Day recipes for your Irish-inspired feast.
Beef and Guinness Stew
Dark beer makes the base of this Beef and Guinness Stew have an extra rich flavor. It goes perfectly over a pile of mashed potatoes or with a side of crusty Irish bread.
The ultimate brunch spread, Irish breakfast is a combination plate of bacon, mushrooms, eggs, tomato slices, and toast. If you're looking for a hangover cure the morning after St. Patrick's Day, this should also be on the menu.
Grandpa McAndrew's Irish Soda Bread
"A perfect, fast recipe," says user ev. "I've made it twice and it's been great both times."
Buttery mashed potatoes combine with tender cabbage and flavorful leeks in this traditional Irish side dish.
Irish Cocktail Cupcakes
This cupcake recipe has a double dose of booze, thanks to Guinness in the base and whiskey in the frosting. Don't forget the green cupcake liners!
You only need four ingredients to create these tender pastries. If you want to dress it up, add in a little chopped green onion and garlic to the dough.
Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
Make your entire St. Patrick's Day dinner in the slow cooker with this easy Irish recipe. User Kat H describes it as, "Amazingly simple, and amazingly delicious."
Striker's Potatoes O'Brien
Potatoes, bell peppers, and onions are the trifecta behind this crispy recipe. It makes a great breakfast or dinner side dish.
Irish Shepherd's Pie
A comforting casserole, this Irish-inspired twist on shepherd's pie uses lamb instead of beef.
Fudge of the Irish
"Quite sweet, but oh so creamy and wonderful flavor," says user OrangeK20.