Irish Recipes

Irish recipes for homemade corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and soda bread bring the luck of the Emerald Isle.

Staff Picks

Irish Soda Bread Muffins

Rating: 4.6 stars
One bowl, mix, bake for 20 minutes, and you have tasty muffins!

Chocolate Guinness® Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting

Rating: 4.67 stars
Good St. Patrick's Day dessert. Very light and moist. The frosting is the showstopper, though!

Instant Pot® Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.52 stars
This family friendly shepherd's pie uses ground beef (instead of the traditional lamb), and your Instant Pot® or multi-cooker pressure cooker to prepare the filling and potatoes.

Simple Slow Cooker Irish Stew

Rating: 5 stars
I received this recipe when I was in the third grade. Our teacher made this for us in class on St. Patrick's Day, and I've made this very simple, hearty meal every year in March since then.

Corned Beef Irish Feast

Rating: 4.41 stars
The complete Irish meal, great for St. Patrick's Day, but awesome all year 'round!

Fried Irish Cabbage with Bacon

Rating: 4.73 stars
Cabbage fried in bacon grease with bacon.

Irish Soda Farl

Rating: 5 stars
'Farl' means four, so pat your dough into a 1.5-inch-thick round and cut into four pieces. Serve warm with butter and jam or use as part of an Ulster Fry. Mmmm! If you can find soda bread flour, use it in place of self-rising flour.

Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

Rating: 4.47 stars
A good old fashioned soda bread with just the basic ingredients. Buttermilk gives this crusty loaf a good flavor. The best Irish soda bread around!

Braised Corned Beef Brisket

Rating: 4.82 stars
You have never had corned beef like this and if you try it, I truly believe you will never go back to the traditionally 'boiled' beef. This recipe was given to my mother-in-law during WWII by her Jewish boarding house owner and it has become a treasured family recipe. Unlike the commonly boiled corned beef, this is a slow braise that is tender, flavorful, and has a caramelized surface when it's done. I serve it with colcannon, steamed cabbage wedges, braised carrots, and parsnips. It is our favorite St. Patrick's/Jewish dinner, but we love it so much that I cook it year around.

Deluxe Corned Beef Hash

Rating: 4.7 stars
I purposely cook a whole corned beef just to make hash. There's nothing like the taste of fresh versus canned hash. This is also good for leftover St. Paddy's Day corned beef. I throw the carrot in for color, claiming it's the Leprechaun's gold. Serve with fried eggs and brown soda bread (farls).

Beef, Mushroom and Guinness® Pie

Rating: 4.67 stars
A delicious traditional beef and mushroom pie. The Irish stout gives the dish a very rich flavor.

Beef and Guinness® Stew

Rating: 4.87 stars
The maltiness of dark beer really does amazing things for this gravy. It's a very simple dish, but at the same time it has a deep, complex, rich flavor. I served this in a nice ring of green onion-mashed potatoes. I hope you give this a try, whether for St. Patrick's Day or anytime of the year.

Inspiration and Ideas

Sausage Coddle

"This dish was originally prepared over a fire in a cast iron pot." – Michelle

Brennan's Irish Soda Bread

Rating: 4.59 stars

Warm and soft Irish tradition passed down our family line, and directly into our bellies.