St. Patrick's Day Recipes

We have all your favorite St. Patrick's Day recipes, inlcuding St. Patrick's Day drink recipes, corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, shepherd's pie, and hearty beef stew (flavored with a touch of stout). Also try St. Patrick's Day breakfast ideas like green eggs, green pancakes, Irish stout cupcakes, shortbread cookies, and lime squares.

Staff Picks

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Rating: 3.23 stars 2060
This St. Patrick's Day favorite couldn't be simpler to make. By making your corned beef and cabbage in a slow cooker, all of the hard work is done for you.

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce

Rating: 3.39 stars 468
Sticky toffee pudding is essentially a rich, moist cake permeated with a thick caramel-like sauce (with extra for serving). Most recipes say to soak the dates in hot water, but here we use coffee. It gives the holiday favorite a surprising depth of flavor. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 505.

Colcannon Shepherd's Pie

Colcannon, a classic Irish side dish of mashed potatoes mixed with chopped cabbage, adds intrigue to this otherwise traditional shepherd's pie.

Irish Beef and Stout Stew

Rating: 3.41 stars 325
Warm up with a comforting bowl of this easy freezer-friendly Irish Beef-Stout Stew.

Beef Shin and Carrot Stew

Our hearty Beef Shin and Carrot Stew has some Irish roots—it gets its depth of flavor from stout, and is a perfect dish to serve to warm up a March afternoon when the passing season's chill lingers.

Simple Watercress Salad

White-wine vinaigrette brings out the delicate flavor of watercress without overwhelming it in this quick side salad.

Irish Soda Scones

These Irish Soda Scones pack the hallmarks of our favorite St. Patrick's Day bread—loads of currants and caraway seeds—into a single serving with a light, fluffy texture. Just mix, scoop, bake, and enjoy with a spot of tea.

Irish Beef Hand Pies

Rating: 3.29 stars 190
This St. Patrick's Day, tuck the makings of traditional beef-and-potato stew into flaky hand pies you can bake straight from the freezer.

Jameson Whiskey Sour

Rating: 3.05 stars 20
This Jameson Whiskey Sour recipe is courtesy of Jameson and makes for a delicious cocktail.

Guinness Pie

We consider this Guinness Pie to be a cooking project because it takes some time to put together, but it is well worth the effort. To break up the work, try making the crust and stew a day ahead, then assemble and bake before serving.

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies with Green Sprinkles

Rating: 5 stars 3
Green sprinkles add a festive touch to this dessert of fudgy chocolate brownies, adapted from the "Martha Stewart Baking Handbook."

Irish Cream

This cream liqueur is equal parts delicious and indulgent--serve it on the rocks or alongside your next round of after-dinner coffees for use as milk and sweetener with an extra kick.

Inspiration and Ideas

25 Perfect St. Patrick's Day Recipes
Deck yourself out in green and celebrate everything Irish with our best St. Patrick's Day dinner, dessert, and drink recipes.
Our Best Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipes for St. Patrick's Day
Corned beef is a St. Patrick's Day tradition. Whether you go the classic route with this salt-cured and seasoned beef brisket served with cabbage, or try something new—you can't go wrong. Here are our favorite ways to make corned beef and cabbage.
Rich Irish Soda Bread
Rating: 3.36 stars

By adding an egg, sugar, caraway seeds, and butter to a traditional Irish soda bread recipe, you create a loaf that's moist with more flavor, perfect for a Sunday breakfast or brunch. Wrapped well with plastic wrap, it can be stored at room temperature until the last crumb is eaten. Like all Irish soda breads, this freezes well.