Sometimes hearty, sometimes boozy, but always tasty and festive, these 30+ St. Patrick’s Day recipes are the perfect inspiration to get you in the mood for feeling the luck of the Irish.


There are many reasons traditional St. Patrick’s Day recipes are so beloved. If you’re wondering what to serve or how the Irish actually celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this list of 30+ recipes has you covered.

There’s always my classic slow cooker corned beef and cabbage for the main meal or my stout brownies for dessert, but don’t leave out even more fun recipes with dishes from shepherd’s pie to Baileys ice cream for dessert, and find the lucky dish to make your day complete.

Traditional Irish Fare St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

The leprechauns can have their gold, I’d rather have these St. Patrick’s Day recipes (which are so delectable they’ll have you doing a little jig).

Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

from FoodieCrush

This corned beef and cabbage recipe creates tender, fall-apart chunks of beef thanks to braising in beer and vegetables for an unbelievably easy one-pot dinner.


Irish Colcannon Mac and Cheese

from The Candid Appetite

Irish and American flavors mingle in this comforting dish. Sautéed cabbage, leeks, onions, garlic, and bacon are tossed with pasta and an ultra creamy cheese sauce made with Wisconsin havarti, aged white cheddar, and monterey jack, then baked until golden brown.


Irish Bangers and Mash

from Creamy Crunchy Sweet

Quick and easy, this Irish comfort food classic features Irish sausages with onion gravy over mashed potatoes for a wonderfully savory Irish dinner.


Irish Soda Bread

from Simply Scratch

This quick bread is easy to make and has a mild flavor and a texture similar to the inside of a biscuit. It’s delicious served warm, with salted butter and jam or toasted and served with eggs and corned beef hash.

Irish Pork Stew With Stout And Caraway Seeds

from FoodieCrush

The traditional Irish Stew gets an infusion of flavor with this recipe using tender pork, earthy caraway seeds, and Irish stout in a simmering broth that thickens as it cooks thanks to a surprising method: cooking with the pork bones!


Easy Rustic Shepherd’s Pie with the Cheesiest Mashed Potatoes

from Little Spice Jar

This Irish classic is loaded with flavorful herbs and spices, plenty of veggies, and ground lamb (or beef), all in a savory gravy, then topped with the cheesiest Irish cheddar mashed potatoes for comfort food bliss.


Irish Potato Pie

from A Spicy Perspective

This savory Irish potato pie features a crispy puff pastry crust layered with potatoes, onions, and bacon and is ridiculously delicious.


My Favorite Reuben Sandwich

from FoodieCrush

This classic reuben sandwich features homemade corned beef and sauerkraut, melty Swiss, and a rich, creamy Russian dressing, all sandwiched between the best marbled rye bread. Pass the napkins.


Irish Soda Bread Scones with Salty Whiskey Butter

from A Cozy Kitchen

Irish soda bread, but make it scones! These beauties are lightly sweetened, studded with raisins, and made tender with buttermilk. The salty whiskey butter is an absolute game changer.

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes Irish Desserts

From festive green treats to Irish whiskey and cream-infused desserts, these sweets are fun and festive and sure to get you in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day.


Bailey’s Cheesecake

from Shugary Sweets

Made with an oreo cookie crust, this Irish cream cheesecake is draped with a rich chocolate ganache and dollops of espresso whipped cream for the most decadent dessert.


Matcha White Chocolate Mousse

from Brit + Co

This super silky dessert features two layers of white chocolate mousse (one of them is flavored with floral matcha tea) for the prettiest hue of green.


Homemade Irish Cream

from FoodieCrush

Served on the rocks or stirred into a cup of hot coffee, homemade Baileys Irish cream makes the perfect boozy-spiked drink.


Lucky Charms Cupcakes

from Life, Love and Sugar

These whimsical cupcakes are a nod to your favorite childhood cereal. The cupcakes are made with Lucky Charms-infused milk, have a fluffy Lucky Charms marshmallow filling and are topped with a swirl of cereal milk frosting and crumbled Lucky Charms.


Baileys Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips

from Running to the Kitchen

This boozy, Irish cream liqueur-spiked ice cream is studded with chocolate chips for an indulgent, grown up treat.


Healthy Shamrock Shake

from Running to the Kitchen

This Shamrock shake recipe is a healthy, real ingredient version of McDonald’s shamrock shake you love. Made with Greek yogurt, banana, spinach, and fresh mint, it’s refreshing and creamy.


Baileys Irish Cream Tiramisu

from How Sweet Eats

Made with Baileys liqueur instead of rum or kahlua, this recipe is a deliciously fun twist on traditional tiramisu.


Lucky Charms Frosted Sugar Cookies

from Butternut Bakery

These super soft, melt in your mouth sugar cookies are topped with a smooth vanilla buttercream Lucky Charms cereal, for a sweet and colorful treat.


Irish Cream Brownie Trifles

from Dessert for Two

These brownies, a small pot of pudding laced with Irish cream, and layered it all together. I did a whipped cream and chocolate shaving thing on top,

Don’t Pinch Me! St. Patrick’s Day Green Recipes

I can’t guarantee these recipes will save you from getting pinched, but they should. These festive emerald-hued dishes are perfect for St. Paddy’s Day, or any day really.


Tagliatelle with Pea Pesto and Creme Fraiche

from Craving California

Bright, light, and fresh, this vegetarian tagliatelle with lemony pea pesto, mint, and creme fraiche is perfect for spring.


Irish Flag Spinach Salad

from Reluctant Entertainer

This patriotic salad features the colors of the Irish flag and is made with fresh spinach, oranges, pears, and a citrusy dressing, for a refreshing and healthy salad.


Chilled Avocado Soup

from Green Kitchen Stories

You can whip up this refreshing, no-cook soup in 5 minutes, and it tastes just like spring or summer in a glass. It’s made with avocado, cucumber, dill, fresh chives, and coconut milk (but you could easily sub yogurt).


Green Goddess Pasta Salad

from The Modern Proper

This bright green pasta salad is packed with so many awesome veggies and tossed with pasta and the best, creamiest homemade, herby green goddess dressing.


Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie

from Handle the Heat

This delectable pie is so simple to make. It has a minty oreo cookie crust, filled with an easy, homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream and a layer of rich  chocolate ganache.


Thai Green Curry with Sugar Snaps, Asparagus & Broccolini

from Fuss Free Cooking

This flavorful Thai green curry is made lighter with light coconut milk and is chock-full of healthy spring veggies. It’s vegetarian but you could easily add chicken, tofu, or shrimp for some protein.


How to Make THE BEST Pesto

from FoodieCrush

This easy homemade pesto recipe is my tried and true method to make THE BEST basil pesto recipe every single time.


Creamy Greens & Coconut Linguini

from Foodess

This vibrant green pasta is full of fresh, Thai-inspired flavors. Linguini is tossed in the creamiest, most addictive sauce made with garlic, ginger,  and a hearty dose of mint, kale, and spinach.


Mint Chocolate Chip French Macarons

from Cambrea Bakes

These gorgeous French macarons taste just like mint chocolate chip ice cream, but in cookie form. Their shell is dyed a pastel mint color and sprinkled with chopped chocolate, hen filled with a silky peppermint buttercream and more chopped chocolate chips inside!

Guinness Recipes

Guinness is good for you. Whether it’s to heighten the chocolate in a cake, or to add richness to a stew, I’m a big fan of cooking with this creamy Irish stout. That doesn’t mean you can’t still have a pint while you do so.


Slow Cooker Guinness Short Ribs with Cheesy Cauliflower Mash

from How Sweet Eats

Made easy in the slow cooker, these tender, Guinness-infused short ribs and gravy will absolutely melt in your mouth. They’re served over cheesy mashed cauliflower for a pairing that’s truly sublime.


Irish Stout Brownies

from FoodieCrush

These fudgy brownies are the best. They’re spiked with Irish stout (but you actually don’t taste the beer, it’s there to enhance the rich chocolate flavor).


Guinness Chocolate Pie with Pretzel Crust

from Sprinkle Bakes

This pie is pretty epic. It starts with a salty, crunchy pretzel crust, filled with a Guinness-infused chocolate pudding and topped with a dreamy Guinness flavored toasted marshmallow meringue.


Mini Layered Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Ganache Frosting

from Chocolate Moosey

Moist and rich, this petite chocolate Guinness cake with a sinfully rich Baileys ganache frosting is the perfect size for two people!  

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