26 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes: traditional To ‘Just for Fun’!

Looking for St. Patrick’s Day inspiration, or maybe just interested in food with an Irish connection? We’ve got 26 recipes for you, from Guinness Beef stew, Irish Soda Bread, classic and Slow Cooker corned beef, colcannon made with rich Irish butter, to cocktails, Irish coffee, whiskey enhanced chocolate mousse, a Black Velvet Chocolate Guinness Cake and more. We even have gluten-free and vegan choices

Corned Beef & Cabbage

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Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage with potatoes, carrots and a creamy sour cream horseradish sauce. Get the recipe.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

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All the classic flavors and texures: corned beef, green cabbage, carrots and potatoes cooked in beer in the slow cooker. Set it and forget it. Couldn’t be easier. Get the recipe.

Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread

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Lean, yet hearty, easy to make and makes a perfect accompaniment to your St. Patrick’s day dishes. Get the recipe.

Rich & Buttery Irish Soda Bread

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This gluten-free version of Irish Soda Bread is also lactose-free and yet includes faux “buttermilk” as well as real dairy butter (which is also lactose-free). Get the recipe.

Vegan Irish Soda Bread

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For you vegans out there, we haven’t forgotten you! Here is a vegan Irish Soda bread ready for your table. Get the recipe.


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How can you go wrong with potatoes and lots of high-butterfat Irish butter? This is a classic mashed potato dish with kale and cabbage. Easy to make. Get the recipe!

Irish Lamb Stew With Barley

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Tender cubes of lamb, potatoes, leeks, carrots and barely come together in this hearty, comfort-food stew. Get the recipe.

Black Velvet Chocolate Guinness Cake

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Some “black velvet” cakes that use black food coloring. Our cake relies on black cocoa, which gives it its rich color and flavor. Get the recipe.

Irish Whiskey Chocolate Mousse

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This Irish Whisky Chocolate Mousse is a boozy chocolate mousse. It is for adults. It combines dark chocolate with whiskey and cream. It is decadent. Get the recipe.

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

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This lactose-free Irish Cream Liqueur features Irish whiskey and real dairy cream for a true-to-the-original experience (just like Bailey’s Original Irish Cream). Sláinte! Get the recipe.

Irish Coffee

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How about a little after-dinner treat? Our Irish Coffee is classic, combining brewed black coffee, whiskey, a touch of sugar and cream. Dessert and hot beverage all in one. Get the recipe.

Bailey’s Irish Cream No Bake Pie with Oreo Crust

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Boasting a wonderful Oreo crust along with vanilla pudding mix, this Bailey’s Irish Cream no bake pie is so good. It is an easy no bake dessert which tastes just as good as anything from a top bakery. If you are looking for a dessert with Irish cream liqueur, you’ll love how indulgent and perfect this one tastes. Get the recipe.

Air fryer Lucky Charms Marshmallow Donuts

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If you want to make special donuts for St. Patrick’s Day or Easter, these easy air fryer donuts are perfect. Air fryer Lucky Charms marshmallow donuts are soft and sweet and they’re coated with marshmallow icing and then topped with Lucky Charms. They are made with canned buttermilk biscuits as a shortcut making this a quick and easy recipe. Get the recipe.

St. Patrick’s Cookies and Buttercream Dip

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St. Patrick’s cookies and buttercream dip are a wonderful and festive treat. Everyone will want one of these shamrock sugar cookies. If you are looking for St. Patty’s party ideas, this Dunkaroos St. Patrick’s Day cookie recipe with sprinkles needs to be on your list. Get the recipe.

Irish Tacos with Potatoes, Corned Beef, Cabbage and Onions

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These unusual Irish tacos stuffed with potatoes, corned beef, cabbage, and onions make a great St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Have you ever had tacos made with sliced corn beef or corned beef hash tacos? I love how these Irish flavours pair up with cheese, Thousand Island dressing, and tortillas, to make this tasty meal. Get the recipe.

Rainbow Pot O’ Gold Jello Vodka Shots

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If you thought a shamrock shake or pint of Guinness were the only options for St. Patty’s Day, let me introduce these magical rainbow pot o’ gold Jello vodka shots! You only need 6 ingredients, one of which is boiling water, and these rainbow shots are so pretty! These rainbow shots with a Jello sky and Cool Whip clouds are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or Pride Day. I am quite certain this is the cutest St. Patrick’s Day cocktail ever! Get the recipe.

Rainbow Rim Green Irish Whiskey Cocktail

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Isn’t this rainbow rim green Irish whiskey cocktail the cutest St. Patrick’s Day or Pride Day idea ever? It’s made with Irish whiskey, sour apple schnapps, and melon liqueur. The rainbow sugar rim makes this Irish whiskey mixed drink even more special while the lollipop, cherry and/or clover or shamrock make a wonderful garnish. You will love this green cocktail! Get the recipe.

Shamrock Shake – Irish Cream Milkshake

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This shamrock shake is something pretty special! It is a St. Patrick’s shake made with Bailey’s, topped with Irish Cream infused whipped cream and crowned with some magically delicious marshmallows. You will love this Irish Cream milkshake! It is perfect for all your St. Patty’s day celebrations. Get the recipe.

Healthy Shamrock Shake

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This Shamrock shake copycat recipe is a healthy, all real ingredient version of McDonald’s shamrock shake you can feel much better about drinking! Get the recipe.

Irish Stout Onion Soup

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This gluten free Irish stout onion soup is made with buttery toasted thyme croutons and topped with plenty of Irish cheddar. Get the recipe.

Beef & Guinness Stew

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Nothing hits the spot like a delicious, hearty stew when the weather gets cold and there’s snow on the ground. I’m ready to curl up next to the fire and enjoy a bowl along with some crusty Irish soda bread just thinking about it! Get the recipe.

Shamrock Rice Krispies Treats

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Shamrock Rice Krispies Treats are an easy dessert that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Rice Krispie cereal is coated in a delicious marshmallow mix – I bet you can’t eat just one! Get the recipe.

Lucky Charms Pancakes

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These fun Lucky Charms pancakes are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. Wake your little leprechauns up with green pancakes filled with Lucky Charms marshmallows. The best part is that they’re ready in less than 25 minutes! Get the recipe.

Grasshopper Cocktail

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This grasshopper cocktail recipe is fun not only at your St. Patrick’s Day party but if you love mint, you’re going to want to drink it any day of the year. It is creamy, delicious and such a pretty, vibrant green color. Get the recipe.

Luck of The Irish Cocktail

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Commemorate St. Patrick’s Day in style with this vibrant and delicious luck of the Irish cocktail. This refreshing cocktail is made with Irish whiskey, peach schnapps, pineapple juice, lime juice, club soda, and a dash of green food coloring for visual effect. Get the recipe.

Broccoli Stilton Soup

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Cheesy broccoli soup made with stilton cheese instead of cheddar? What a treat! Stilton is a rich and mellow cheese that compliments broccoli’s sweetness in this broccoli and stilton soup recipe. Get the recipe.


  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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