Saint Patrick’s Day has been celebrated since the ninth or tenth century, and Irish immigrants throughout American history have celebrated with parades and festivals. While leprechauns, rainbows, and green beer might be the things that come to mind with this March 17th holiday, the easiest and most traditional way to feel festive for Saint Paddy’s Day is by starting in your kitchen! No party is complete without classics like corned beef and cabbage, soda bread, Guinness, or Baileys. Get on your Irish step shoes and ready your bagpipes for a parade of flavor. Celebrate the luck of the Irish with these 10 favorite savory and sweet recipes. Erin go Bragh!
Irish Cheddar and Herb Scones
These easy scones are packed with cheese and fresh herbs, perfect for an easy breakfast or afternoon snack. People usually think of sweet flavors with scones, but these savory scones are going to be a new favorite. A quick dough comes together with minimal kneading. Make sure to have plenty of creamy Irish butter to slather all over these scones!
Save time with this classic Irish-American recipe by using the Instant Pot! While Americans think of corned beef as the ultimate Irish dish, it’s not commonly eaten over in Ireland. Irish immigrants bought their meat from Jewish butchers, so the salting and cooking process is very similar to a classic Jewish brisket. This staple dish is as complex as it is flavorful!
Combine two favorite Irish beverages into the ultimate St. Paddy’s Day dessert. Guinness is mixed into a chocolatey Devil’s food cake mix and baked into little cakes. Mix up a Bailey’s-infused green frosting for the filling and decorate it with green and gold sprinkles. Sláinte!
Skip the drive-thru with this easy recipe! No need to be looking around for shamrocks when this dreamy drink is so quick. This minty green milkshake gets an extra boost of flavor from blended peppermint patty candies. Don’t forget the whipped cream and extra chocolate drizzle!
Enjoy your corned beef a second time with this perfect breakfast recipe! Frozen diced potatoes cut down on the prep time so the whole meal is ready in under 30 minutes. Customize this recipe by adding your favorite produce like carrots, parsnips, or sweet potatoes.
Try this twist on a cottagey classic by making shepherd’s pie in a muffin pan! Store-bought mashed potatoes cut down on the time and ingredients, getting dinner on the table in just 30 minutes. Boost this recipe by adding in fresh chopped vegetables in with the sauteed beef and frozen peas.
This classic Irish and Scottish recipe combines mashed potatoes and cooked cabbage into a creamy side dish. To be extra traditional, swirl your colcannon and pour melted butter into the center to create a “well.” You can also use up any leftover mashed potatoes and cabbage from your St. Patrick’s Day party.
It’s highly debated of what to include in your classic Irish soda bread. From raisins to caraway seeds, every family does it a little differently. This recipe adds almonds into the dough for an extra nutty crunch. Don’t forget jam and Irish butter to slather all over your slices!
Try this lesser-known classic Irish dinner. Beer and beef are stewed together and topped with a flaky puff pastry crust. Mix in frozen peas and carrots for a boost of classic comfort flavors. Grab an extra beer to enjoy alongside your pie!
If you’re feeling super savory with your St. Paddy’s leftovers, try these easy burgers. Ground beef is mixed with leftover chopped corned beef and extra spices. Mix sauerkraut, sliced apples, brown mustard, and mayonnaise for a crunchy and zingy slaw. Top the burgers with spicy arugula and you’re set!