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 stars 2060
Making corned beef and cabbage in the slow cooker is the easiest way to enjoy this St. Patrick's Day favorite without having to watch over a simmering pot on the stove. There's just 15 minutes of prep, and then the slow cooker takes over, cooking the meat and vegetables for up to eight hours. Adding the cabbage wedges toward the end of the cooking time ensures they'll be green and tender.

Colcannon Shepherd's Pie

There's a delicious twist on this take on shepherd's pie and it's guaranteed to delight. The usual flavorful ground lamb filling dotted with peas and speckled with parsley is topped with a mashed potato mixture spiked with thinly sliced Savoy cabbage. The mash is better known as Colcannon, a classic Irish side dish made of mashed potatoes and cabbage (sometimes kale is also used). The simple topping takes this comfort food favorite to new heights. 

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.

Scones with Pears, Irish Cheddar, and Honey

Irish cheddar nicely complements the floral honey and sweet pears that are sandwiched in the Scones with Pears, Irish Cheddar, and Honey.

Irish Beef and Stout Stew

Rating: 3.5 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.

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.

Simple Watercress Salad

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

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.

Irish Beef Hand Pies

Rating: 3.5 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.

Irish Butter Shortbread

Rating: 3.5 stars 77
Make this classic Irish Butter Shortbread recipe from Rachel Gaffney for a melt-in-your-mouth St. Patrick's Day treat.

Foolproof Irish Soda Bread

Rating: 3 stars 170
Hearty Irish soda bread is easy to make. It's welcome any time of year but is essential on St. Patrick's Day.

Inspiration and Ideas

Our All-Time Favorite Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipes for St. Patrick's Day
It's a St. Patrick's Day tradition: Whether you go the classic route with a salt-cured and seasoned beef brisket served alongside cabbage or decide to try something new, you can't go wrong. Here are our favorite ways to make corned beef and cabbage for March 17th.
25 Perfect St. Patrick's Day Recipes
Deck yourself out in green and celebrate everything Irish with our absolute favorite recipes for St. Patrick's Day dinner, dessert, and drinks.
Fresh Red Horseradish Sauce

This sauce comes out bright with a bite, thanks to sweet steamed beets and fiery fresh horseradish root. Dab it on to favorites like corned beef, roasted salmon, or even these cheesy scalloped potatoes. To make a white horseradish sauce, simply omit the beet from the recipe.