Must Make Irish Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day

beef and guinness pie

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these delicious traditional Irish recipes! From comforting classics such as Corned Beef & Cabbage to sweet desserts like Guiness Cake, you’re sure to find something that will delight your tastebuds.

Whether you want a quick snack or an elaborate feast, these recipes are perfect for adding a little bit of Irish spirit into your holiday celebrations.

Without further ado, here are some fun Irish Recipes you make…

instant pot corned beef and cabbage

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

This Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe is truly easy and delicious. You will probably never cook Corned Beef another way ever again! Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional Irish-American dish. The dish typically consists of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots. It is often served with Guinness beer.

beef and guinness pie

Beef and Guinness Pie

Best Beef and Guinness Pie you’ll ever taste! Rich, full of flavors and ready in 90 minutes!
For so many reasons…. Next week is British Pie Week, say yes! to pies St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and a good, hearty pie is a must and mostly, because this Beef and Guinness pie it’s the best pie ever!

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Instant Pot Irish Car Bomb Cake

There is no reason to choose between booze or cake. This Irish Car Bomb Cake is a perfect combination of both cake and booze!  You can’t get any better than that combination. Plus, there’s the addition of chocolate so score! 

irish potato bread recipe

Irish Potato Bread Recipe

If you’re making an Irish breakfast (or any breakfast), you need to serve this Irish Potato Bread recipe. It’ll be your new favorite.

corned beef hash with fried eggs and parsley

Corned Beef Hash

This time of year, corned beef is everything. This salty, perfectly tender meat is so delicious and you don’t want any to go to waste! If you have any leftover corned beef, a hash is the best way to use it all up. Plus, this recipe is so easy to make!

irish chocolate stout cake

Irish Chocolate Stout Cake

This easy chocolaty bundt cake is so moist, tasty, and finished with an Irish Cream Liquor Glaze….yes, amazing! So if you are looking for the perfect Saint Patrick’s Day dessert, this is for you!

slow cooker guinness glazed meatballs

Slow Cooker Guinness Glazed Meatballs

If you love slow cooker meatballs than you need to give this easy Irish appetizer a try! I have been making these Slow Cooker Guinness Glazed Meatballs for years to serve at our St. Patrick’s Day party. Easy to make, flavorful, and the perfect appetizer or main dish any time of the year.

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Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

Usually when people are looking for this recipe they want to duplicate Baileys Irish Cream liqueur. Does this recipe straight up duplicate Baileys Original Irish Cream? No, it does not but its close and has its own unique taste that my family and friends absolutely love and enjoy.

irish bread pudding

Irish Bread Pudding

Irish bread pudding is a simple but tasty homemade bread pudding. This easy bread pudding makes a perfect dessert on St. Patrick’s Day!
Irish bread pudding is a simple but delicious dessert! This bread pudding with Irish whiskey is made with just a few pantry-staple ingredients, and it comes together with a few minutes of prep.

dutch oven shepherds pie

Dutch Oven Shepherd’s Pie

Dutch Oven Shepherd’s Pie is an Irish comfort food featuring ground lamb that’s cooked with vegetables in a savory broth. It’s topped with a mashed potato crust and enjoyed traditionally on St. Patrick’s Day, or any day you’re craving Irish food that sticks to your ribs!

the best irish meat pie recipe

The BEST Irish Meat Pie Recipe

Want a savory easy meat pie recipe for St. Patrick’s Day? Here’s the perfect comforting Irish meat and potato pie for your celebration this year!

irish brown bread

Irish Brown Bread

This recipe is insanely easy; no yeast to activate, no rising time – just mix it all up, pour it in a loaf tin, and bake it.

irish whisky cake

Irish Whiskey Cake Recipe

This Irish whiskey cake recipe makes a simple yet impressive cake that’s not only perfect for St. Patrick’s Day dessert, but any day you want a boozy cake!

beef and guinness hand pies

Beef and Guinness Hand Pies

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious recipe to make for St. Patrick’s Day, look no further than these beef and Guinness hand pies! These savoury little pies are perfect for a party or as a quick and tasty dinner. 

mini shepherds pie

Mini Shepherd’s Pie

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a mini shepherd’s pie! These individual muffins are made with flaky pie crust, a meaty filling and creamy mashed potatoes.

irish apple crumble with whiskey cream


This grown up take on Apple Crumble infuses heavy cream with a decent dram of whiskey for amped up Irish flavor. The cream is meant to be very soft (no stiff peaks here) so it can take the full ¼th cup of whiskey.
However, you can easily make a more child friendly version by simply leaving the whiskey out or doing a separate batch of whipped cream for the younger crowd.

salmon mustard creme fraiche


These delicious Irish Boxty pancakes with cold smoked salmon and a chive and wholegrain mustard creme fraiche are perfect for a St. Patricks Day brunch or dinner!

irish potato soup


Irish potato soup is a mild, lightly seasoned soup that’s both hearty and comforting. It’s made with simple, inexpensive ingredients that you may already have on hand, making it easy to whip up for a quick lunch or dinner.

nanas irish soda bread

Nana’s Irish Soda Bread

A cherished family recipe, this traditional soda bread has a crusty exterior, a dense, tender crumb, and a soft, biscuity texture. Add a touch of sweetness and a handful of raisins and you’ve got the best Irish soda bread around!

guinness brown bread

Guinness Brown Bread

This Guinness Brown Bread is rich and flavorful. A hearty snack on its own, it’s also an ideal companion for dunking into a piping hot Irish stew.

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Instant Pot Guinness Beef Stew

This stew is also known as Irish beef stew, which means it’s also perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day menu. It’s packed with tender chunks of beef, veggies, a rich, flavorful gravy, and it cooks up in a fraction of the time in the pressure cooker!

irish apple blackberry cake

Irish Apple Blackberry Cake

Known as Kerry Apple Cake in some parts of Ireland, this easy-to-make rustic cake is the perfect authentic St. Patrick’s Day dessert. This apple blackberry cake is moist, full of vanilla and fruit flavors, and made even sweeter with a drizzle of warm custard sauce. This cake showcases the flavors of tart, crisp apples and floral, juicy blackberries set under a buttery, streusel topping.

irish potato candies


Irish Potato Candies are bite-sized, cinnamon coated, coconut cream candies that look just like little potatoes. They’re sweet, buttery, creamy confections that are an American St. Patrick’s Day tradition!

chocolate cake with salted caramel turtle topping

Best Guinness Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Turtle Topping

There’s a touch of bitterness from the Guinness, there’s the salty surprises, and then the uber sweetness of the caramel.  If you are looking for an indulgent show-stopper this just may be it.

irish cheddar and stout biscuits


These buttery and flaky Irish Cheddar + Stout Biscuits are incredibly flavorful and so easy to prepare. They can be made from start to finish in under 45 minutes and are wonderful served with soups and stews or even for breakfast. They’re tender, rich and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

irish stout beer braised lamb pie

Irish Stout Beer Braised Lamb Pie

This Irish Stout Beer Braised Lamb Pie is absolutely delicious! This savory pie is loaded with tender braised lamb, potatoes, root vegetables and herbs in a rich, flavorful gravy.
Topped with a golden, flaky pie dough (we use Our Favorite Buttery Pie Crust recipe), this hearty meal is perfect for the coziest of Sunday suppers or intimate holiday gatherings!

irish tea cake


This Irish Tea Cake is utter perfection. It’s light and fluffy and not overly sweet; like biting into a cloud! It’s amazing for breakfast, lunch, dessert and of course…tea time. If that wasn’t enough, it’s gluten free, egg free, nut free and can easily be dairy free (vegan)!

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