10 Fantastic St. Patrick’s Day Recipes – Here’s to wearing green and drinking ale. But the food is just as important as the drinks on this memorable Irish holiday. Corned beef and cabbage is the traditional fare, but let me share my Irish soda bread and shepherds’ pie recipe with you, among other deliciously Irish foods and, of course, desserts.
While the saying Luck of the Irish may mean that your success is just luck and not hard work, these hardworking people don’t rely on pure luck, especially when they get rowdy in the kitchen. Simple recipes with flavor and substance will soothe your soul.
If you think Irish food is bland and mostly potatoes, then think again (Bailey’s Irish cream, for example). Oh, and the Irish love their bacon as much as we do. So, get revved for St. Patrick’s Day with these drool-worthy recipes.
St. Patrick’s Day celebrates Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick, and Irish culture. Green is the Emerald Isle’s trademark color and an integral part of the celebration.
Corned beef and cabbage, cabbage and bacon, Irish stew, and colcannon are among typical St. Patrick’s Day recipes. And, of course, beer and whiskey.
People believe that St. Patrick died on March 17th. Therefore, every year on that date, people in Ireland, the US, Canada, and a few other countries celebrate his existence.
St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Collection
Irish Soda Bread
This famous Irish soda bread is crusty, fluffy, and attractively rustic. The dense crumb and a tender middle make a delectable side for Irish stew. It’s also super quick and easy with no kneading, resting, or mixer.
Homemade Irish Cream
Let’s face it; store-bought Bailey’s is somewhat artificial! So creating your own with fresh cream and smooth whiskey makes sense. Besides, you can really customize this divine drink recipe for a ton of fun on St. Patrick’s Day. I like sneaking a bit of mint for the holiday.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Tender salt-cured beef brisket cooked low and slow for savory goodness in every bite. Cabbage, potatoes, and carrots perfectly round it out for an unforgettable Sunday dinner. The slightly tangy flavor from the salt-curing is surprisingly addictive.
Corned Beef Hash
Have you ever wondered what to do with all that leftover corned beef? Then take a look at this recipe because hash makes a filling meal for any occasion. Comforting, well-seasoned potato cubes sauteed with corned beef is also an ideal breakfast. Oh yeah!
Guinness Beef Stew
I love cooking with beer because it gives sauces and stews an extra layer of deliciousness. My personal favorite is Guinness, but any dark stout will work. And this tasty stew with tender chunks of beef, potatoes, and carrots comes together in less than an hour for a stress-free St. Patrick’s Day feast.
This hearty casserole enjoys saucy ground beef and veggies topped with creamy mashed potatoes, then baked beautifully golden and slightly crispy. It may be considered peasant food, but it ranks high on my list of quick, easy, and nutritious recipes. Thyme and bay leaf season the colorful carrots, onions, and peas for comfort food at its finest.
Cabbage Roll Casserole
Would you like cabbage rolls without all the work of wrapping? Then you’ve got to try this easy peasy casserole recipe. Think of cabbage rolls in the shape of lasagna with incredibly melty Jack cheese. Yum!!!
Sauteed Cabbage and Sausage
Cabbage and sausage are a traditional combination in many European countries. And why not? Both ingredients are inexpensive and versatile. A tasty Polish sausage balances cabbage’s slight bitterness for a nutritious and family-pleasing main course.
Tasty and straightforward cabbage sauteed with garlic and bacon is ready in no time. Fried really isn’t the way I would describe it, but that’s the recipe’s name. So no worries about it not being good for your family coz it is.
Chocolate Guinness Cake
Finally, we get to dessert! Let’s finish off our list of St. Patrick’s Day recipes with a sweet treat, chocolate cake. Of course, this is no ordinary cake because of the Guinness beer, coffee, vanilla, and lots of chocolate. Oh, and the chocolate ganache topped with Bailey’s Irish cream cheese frosting will send you straight to chocolate heaven.
St. Patrick’s Day Wrap-Up
Relax and enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day celebration with your family. I love the cabbage roll casserole for its simplicity. Try at least one of these mouthwatering recipes, and let me know how it turns out for you in the comments below. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!