Burns Night Recipes

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Top Burns Supper Recipes

Vegetarian Haggis

Rating: 4.16 stars
'Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!' Here's a tasty vegetarian version of The Robbie Burns Night sausage, passed on to me by some friends from Cape Breton.


Rating: 4.5 stars
This is a very Scottish dish to be served as a vegetable dish or as an accompaniment to haggis, beef, pork, lamb, or game.

Neeps and Tatties

Rating: 3.75 stars
When we went over to Edinburgh for Hogmanay, our friends made this for us, along with a slice of haggis! This is a traditional Scottish side dish, and goes well with a beef roast or chicken. It is also a great way to use an often overlooked vegetable: the swede (aka the yellow turnip, the rutabaga, or the Swedish turnip).


Rating: 4.2 stars
This is a popular Scottish dessert and there are many variations and names such as Cream Crowdie. Toasted oats are folded into lightly sweetened whipped cream and topped off with berries and a splash of dark rum or whisky. Surprisingly tasty!

Selkirk Bannock

Rating: 4.57 stars
There are many versions of bannock in the U.K. This one is supposedly the first bannock ever made by bakery owner Robbie Douglas in 1859. It is said that Queen Victoria would have nothing else with her tea.

Scottish Shortbread IV

Rating: 4.58 stars
This is the most basic cookie recipe there is. Real butter and brown sugar give it an irresistible flavor.

Cock a Leekie Soup

Rating: 4.53 stars
Traditional Scots soup of chicken and leeks. One pound of potatoes, peeled and cubed, could be substituted for the barley, if desired.

Scottish Tablet

Rating: 4 stars
This is our family's recipe for tablet.

Scottish Bubbles and Squeak Patties

Rating: 4.4 stars
My father in law is from Scotland and this is a favorite family dish.

A Scotsman's Shepherd Pie

Rating: 4.79 stars
Yes, shepherd's pie is predominantly thought of as Irish or British. But since I'm Scottish, I thought I'd give it a unique twist to suit my ancestral tastes. The use of lamb, the smoky, heather taste of Guinness® Draught (Irish, I admit), and the topping of sharp Cheddar and smoked paprika give this version its unique, smoky-sweet flavor.

Scottish Pudding

Rating: 4.33 stars
My Granny's dumpling brought into the 20th century, no longer hours on end cooking, just ten minutes in microwave! She makes it every year on Hogmanay.

Forfar Bridies

Rating: 4.42 stars
Traditional Scottish pasties filled with seasoned lamb.

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make Shepherd's Pie
All you need to know about shepherd's pie and how to make that light, fluffy potato topping.
Scotch Shortbread
Rating: Unrated
My best friend in high school's mom made this for me when I had my first overnight stay in a hospital. I loved it so much that I made it whenever I got the chance. When we lived overseas, my mom had to limit the number of times I could make it because butter was so expensive. Now it's part of my Christmas baking. Very rich and good!