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

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.

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Rating: 3.23 stars
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
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.

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 Beef and Stout Stew

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

Baby Carrots with Spring Onions

Baby carrots are glazed in a white-wine-and-butter sauce and served with spring onions in this delicious side.

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
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
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.

Irish Boxty Potatoes

Rating: 2.79 stars
Traditional Irish potato pancakes, also known as boxty, are made with a mixture of mashed and grated potatoes for a texture that's part pancake, part hash brown. Serve with Irish Bangers and Sauteed Swiss Chard for a complete St. Patrick's Day meal.

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.

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Thanks to the pressure-cooker setting on the Instant Pot, you can make this St. Patrick's Day classic in under two hours. The crowd-pleasing dish yields succulent corned beef and tender cabbage every time. Serve with rye or rustic bread for sopping up all the delicious juices.