March 17, well here we are again! So since you landed here on this page, you surely must be hunting for St Patrick’s Day recipes and other Irish delicious ideas. Here is the good news: you are in the right place!
Because I assembled some of my Irish (or Irish influenced) recipe ideas and also a handful of St Patrick’s Day recipes by a couple of my favorite fellow food bloggers in this St Patrick’s Day recipes roundup.
And I truly hope that I can be of some help to you this year!
St Patrick’s Day Recipes
St Patrick’s Day is one thing.
Irish cuisine and St Patrick’s Day recipes is yet another bright spot in my never ending foodie universe. So tell me, what do think of when you hear the words Irish cuisine or Irish food?
Let yourself go, brainstorm for a minute.
Well I guess that I know what you are going to say after that: something to the extent of potatoes, cabbage, smoked fish, Guinness, soda bread and corned beef.
Am I right or am I right?
St Patrick’s Day Recipes: Colcannon And More…
Just in case your mind went absolute blank there for a minute: don’t worry.
That was what also happened to me a couple of years back when I first started food blogging. Saint Pea’s What?
St Patrick’s Day!
Hell I had never heard of that before.
But every year after that a couple of week right before March 17 my foodie friends all over social media posted a wonderful avalanche of their most exquisite Irish cuisine and St Patrick’s Day recipes.
My very first Irish cooking adventure was a (what else) a colcannon.
I had heard of Irish colcannon before, on TV.
Not sure but I guess that it was during a Masterchef UK episode. It looked like a fun kind of mash. Butter and cabbage? Yes please, bring it on! Well, I plated the colcannon up and it was gone in just a blink of an eye. I assume that is what they call ‘a huge success’.
Also followed by ‘we will make that one again very soon’.
Boy, the most buttery mashed potatoes with some gorgeous crunchy bits of cabbage in it.
Everybody around the table was sold right away. And this colcannon also was a superb side dish for my sausages in Guinness beer and onion gravy by the way!
What is St Patrick’s Day exactly?
So is that it?
No, there is far more to make than a classic colcannon if we are talking about St Patrick’s Day recipes.
Check these recipes below! I combined some of my Irish (or Irish influenced) nibbles and recipe ideas plus also a handful of St Patrick’s Day recipes by my favorite fellow food bloggers in this chapter.
St Patrick’s Day Recipes
And before I call it a day here: any idea what St Patrick’s Day really means or where it comes from then? March 17 is supposed to be the day when his highness Saint Patrick himself brought Christianity to Ireland.
And because of that, it is called St Patrick’s Day.
A little remark: this day always pops up when it is Lent. That day though every little celebrating soul can let himself go and enjoy the Irish food and booze.
The Irish, I love them!
15 (Insanely Good) St Patrick’s Day Recipes
March 17, here we are again! Hunting for St Patrick’s Day recipes and other delicious ideas as always. I hope I can be of some help to you this year!
Click on the links or pictures and that will lead you straight to the recipe that you like.
Credits for these St Patrick’s Day recipes, pictures and hard work of course go to all these food bloggers!
Here we go!
1) Irish Stew (Feasting At Home)
And let’s start this roundup of St Patrick’s Day recipes odd with the essential, the most important Irish recipe if you ask me: a classic Irish stew!
I love a good one pot meat stew, especially if it has got lovely chunks of stewed lamb and potatoes in it. But this deliciously colorful Irish stew recipe from Sylvia behind Feasting At Home really draws me in big time: she also adds onions, carrots, green peas and… fresh tarragon.
Tarragon! My favorite herb to use for lamb dishes. What a lovely flavor combo that is. Try this beautiful lamb classic, this almighty comforting stew features tender lamb shoulder accompanied by a colourful medley of wonderful vegetables.
Thank you so much, Sylvia!
2) Corned Beef and Cabbage (Foodie Crush)
This is not the first time that I include a recipe from Heidi over at Foodie Crush in my roundups! Last time I mentioned her mozzarella crostini in my Super Bowl Appetizers. Those delicious crostini attracted an awful lot of attention. So this year I picked her very own corned beef and cabbage recipe for my St Patrick’s Day recipes roundup!
Hey, you can prepare this corned beef in a slow cooker.
Allow me to quote Heidi: “This slow cooker corned beef creates tender, fall apart beef thanks to braising in beer and vegetables for an unbelievably easy and delicious one-pot dinner.”
I couldn’t have said it better. Let’s get this beef brisket cooking. What are you waiting for!
3) Colcannon (Whole Food Bellies)
Donna over at Whole Food Bellies made this yummy colcannon recipe. And I love the fresh leeks she added to it! I am a huge fan of leeks. And mashed potatoes. Sounds like this colcannon is perfect for me!
Let me quote Donna as she talks about her colcannon: “Colcannon is pure traditional Irish comfort food at it is absolute best. Nothing beats a good Irish potato recipe, especially one that combines potatoes with lots of garlic, leeks, cabbage and spring onions. This is one traditional Irish dish that will make it back to your family table time and time again.”
Yes, again I could not have said it better. What a lovely buttery St Patrick’s Day recipe. Thanks Donna!
4) Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes
Please allow me to show you one of my very own St Patrick’s Day recipes! I was very happy of the way these chocolate Guinness cupcakes came out of the hot oven: beautifully risen, shiny tops, perfect. Just the way cupcakes should look like!
I made a simple buttery cocoa frosting to decorate the cupcakes with and sprinkled them with grated lime zest. Just to give them a little green shamrock look. This cupcake batter is an absolute winner, the sour cream makes it so moist and shiny.
I made cupcakes but go ahead and pour the chocolate batter in a loaf pan if you prefer! Slice it up, top with more sour cream… You will absolutely love this recipe!
5) Corned Beef & Cabbage Sliders with Guinness Mustard (The Cookie Rookie)
Another déjà vu! It is not the first time that I include a lovely recipe from Becky over at The Cookie Rookie in my roundups! Last time I mentioned her stunning bacon wrapped tater tots in my Super Bowl Appetizers. So this year I picked her recipe for corned beef and cabbage sliders for my St Patrick’s Day recipes roundup!
I really love Becky’s idea of making a cabbage and corned beef appetizer slider bite, not to mention that awesome looking Guinness mustard that goes with it. That beef brisket she uses looks so amazing. Stewed and simmered in a slow cooker for 4 hours? That beef has to be extremely soft and delicious.
Another great recipe idea by Becky, again!
6) Shepherd’s Pie (Street Smart Kitchen)
I fell so hard for this next traditional St Patrick’s Day recipes. A shepherd’s pie! Sharon behind Street Smart Kitchen says it right: “A delicious and healthy traditional Irish shepherd’s pie that will become a staple in your house if you give it a try”.
And she is right. Look at that beautifully moist layer of carrots, peas, onions and ground beef. I love the addition of tomato paste and worcester sauce to give this shepherd’s pie that little extra flavor! Imagine all these delicacies are topped with the traditional layer of homemade creamy mashed potatoes.
Gosh, that just sounds like pure heaven if you ask me. What a wonderful St Patrick’s Day recipes this one is, thank you Sharon!
7) Irish Soda Bread (The Happy Foodie)
Soda bread is quick and easy to make at home. That is because sodium bicarbonate is used as a leavening agent instead of the traditional yeast. And I like just the look of the soda bread over at The Happy Foodie. Credits for this bread recipe go to Mary!
The ingredients are pretty straight forward: strong white flour, bicarbonate of soda, buttermilk and salt. My husband is an avid baker of bread so I think I should show him this soda bread.
Here is a great tip from Mary: “Porridge oats can be added to give the bread more texture. Simply replace the flour with the same quantity of oats. Soda bread is best eaten on the day of making.”
8) Bangers & Mash with Onion & Guinness Gravy
And that is what I get here with my personal bangers and mash recipe! Just look at that buttery onion and Guinness gravy hugging those sausages and pile of mash! Highly delightful. The hubs and I never seem to get enough of this holy trinity: mash, bangers and gravy. Who could ever say no to that?
Here is a question for you: have you ever wondered why sausages are called bangers then? Read the meaning behind them in my recipe introduction, take a look!
9) Irish Boxty Potato Pancakes (Red Online)
Not potato mash this time, but a lovely potato pancake. Boxty is a traditional Irish recipe that contains a mixture of grated potato and mashed potato. That is why you get two different textures in it. These are perfect for a filling fry up breakfast with crunchy bacon, baked tomatoes and fried eggs.
Check out this boxty recipe from Red Online. I once read that there is even an old Irish limerick that says if a woman can’t make boxty, she will never find a husband.
True or not, I am not sure here. But what I am certain of is that these boxty pancakes sound and look just amazing. I love a good fry up! How about you? Enjoy…
10) Beef and Guinness Hand Pies (Spache the Spatula)
I love their rustic look. Thanks for the inspiration, Rachael! Let’s see what goes into them then. Ground beef of course. And carrots, onion, tomato paste, Guinness, green peppercorns (oh I like that!) and worcester sauce.
So if I got it right this recipe is all about making a kind of shepherd’s pie filling but instead of adding mashed potatoes to it in the end, you just scoop this spiced beef mixture into pie crusts or puff pastry. There you go, beef and Guinness hand pies from scratch…
That sounds like a fantastic idea!
11) Vegetarian Cottage Pie (Vanilla And Bean)
Getting a little dizzy after all that slow cooked meat, cabbage and mashed potatoes? Perhaps you are looking for a vegetarian St Patrick’s Day recipes! Then I got good news for you: check this vegetarian cottage pie by Traci who is behind the lovely recipe website called Vanilla and Bean.
Oh and this recipe also has vegan and gluten free options! Told you Traci got you covered.
So what is in that vegetarian cottage pie filling then, I can hear you ask. Let me take a quick look for you here: so we got French lentils, wild mushrooms, dried mushrooms, onion, parsnip, celery and carrots. Wow, I love the idea of adding parsnips to this pie!
A lovely recipe, Traci!
12) Beer & Cheese Soup
Have you ever tasted beer and cheese soup? Maybe you have even prepared a beer and cheese soup before? Well I love a good beer and cheese soup. Especially when it s cold outside because it makes a lovely warm and filling lunch soup.
So here is my personal recipe for beer and cheese soup with carrots, celery, onion, mustard, Guinness beer and cheddar cheese. Believe me, this beer and cheese soup is very easy to make.
Honestly. It is a no brainer.
What is my favorite way to serve this soup? With a good slice of sourdough bread, or soda bread of course because we are talking about St Patrick’s Day recipes here! Try it, you will love it…
13) Dublin Coddle (Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen)
Yes, number three! It is not the first time that I include a recipe from Melissa Sperka behind Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen in my roundups! Last time I mentioned her cheesy dijon sausage appetizers in my Super Bowl Appetizers. This year I picked her personal recipe for a classic Dublin coddle for my St Patrick’s Day recipes roundup!
So what is this coddle exactly? Well it is a traditional bacon, sausage, potato and onion stew that slowly simmers, stews and braises in the oven for about 2 hours.
There are also many variations on this classic. Sometimes also ham is added instead of bacon. The best side for this heavenly stew? Soda bread of course! Thank you Melissa, as always!
14) Corned Beef Grilled Cheese (Spicy Southern Kitchen)
Oh. My. My stomach really starts to rumble now. Just look at how awesome these corned beef grilled cheese sandwiches look!
Who on this earth could ever resist the temptation of this stack of salty corned beef, topped with sweet caramelized onions, and gooey melted cheese?
Credits for this beauty also go to Christin who is behind Spicy Southern Kitchen. And she’s definitely right: this is perhaps the best way to eat corned beef. Nope, I won’t disagree at all. Count me in!
Well it is not only that corned beef that makes me extremely happy, or the salty caramelised onions and cheese that attract me: I have a soft spot for pumpernickel black bread.
Christin, you are killing me. Thanks!
15) Chocolate Stout Waffle Sundae with Chocolate Stout Fudge Sauce (The Beeroness)
And let’s end this lovely St Patrick’s Day recipes roundup with a huge sweet bang! I would love to know what you think of this next sweet treat: chocolate stout waffles sundae with chocolate stout fudge sauce.
Now that is a mouthful, don’t you agree? Literally and figuratively even. These waffles also look and sound just delicious.
I don’t think they need a lot of introduction, you surely do not need to be talked into trying out this recipe. Jackie behind the famous The Beeroness website got you covered for this one. Just check out the recipe, that is all I can say.
You will love it. Stout waffles, ice cream and chocolate stout sauce? Absolutely speechless.
Thank you Jackie!