25 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

25 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

25 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Deck yourself out in green and celebrate with our absolute favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes for brunch and dinner. That might mean corned beef and cabbage, the standout dish stateside, or a lamb or beef stew—the entrées those in the Emerald Isle are most likely to eat on March 17.

Perhaps you’d prefer bangers and mash or a Guinness pie packed with beef? Create your St. Patrick’s Day menu from our selection of appetizers and main courses. Whatever you do, be sure to bake a loaf of soda bread for the table—and end the meal on a sweet note with one of our dessert recipes just right for the holiday.

Corned-Beef Egg Cups

Chris Simpson

For the cutest, most delicious start to St. Patrick’s Day, make these five-ingredient egg cups that start with sandwich bread. They only take 10 minutes to put together and bake for just 20.

Martha’s Quick-Brined Corned Beef and Vegetables

Thomas Loof

This is Martha’s go-to corned beef recipe. She developed the recipe so the meat cures in about a third of the time that most other recipes take.

Martha’s Soda Bread With Rye and Currants

Thomas Loof

Adding rye flour to soda bread is Martha’s way to give this St. Patrick’s Day favorite a flavorful twist.

End-of-the-Rainbow Cookies

Johnny Fogg

These slice-and-bake rainbow cookies are beloved by leprechauns and anyone with a sweet tooth and a sense of fun. Mini peanut butter cups form the pots of gold.

Roasted Cabbage Wedges

John Kernick

A vegetable side with wide appeal, these cabbage wedges have a crispy exterior and a tender interior. They’re easy to make, all you need is the cabbage, olive oil, and salt, plus either caraway or fennel seeds.

Sticky Toffee Pudding With Toffee Sauce

Johnny Miller

A rich, moist date cake is teamed with caramel sauce in this irresistible sticky toffee pudding. It’s the perfect sweet ending for a St. Patrick’s Day dinner.

Irish Beef and Stout Stew

This comforting stew is made festive by a pop of green peas and a generous glug of stout. Make a double batch and freeze for a rainy spring day.

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Bryan Gardner

Quicker, easier, and (dare we say) more delicious than the original, this Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage just might become your go-to recipe.

Irish Soda Scones

Raymond Hom

We’ve translated the flavors of Irish soda bread into irresistible drop scones chock-full of dried currants and caraway seeds. The best part? They’re quick and easy enough to bake on a weekday morning.

Maple Irish Coffee

John Dolan

Whiskey-spiked coffee is a must for St. Patrick’s Day. We like this version that’s sweetened with maple syrup.

Bangers and Mash

Martyna Szczesna

Why not serve this classic comfort food from across the pond on St. Patrick’s Day? An umami-packed onion gravy rounds out the flavors of the juicy sausages and cheesy mashed potatoes.

Irish Brown Soda Bread

Aaron Dyer

We’ve tried quite a few soda bread recipes over the years. This version, made with sour cream and topped with rolled oats, ranks among the best.

Irish Cream

Mike Krautter

A truly decadent way to end your St. Patrick’s Day meal, this cream liqueur takes just five minutes to make, but will be the topic of conversation for weeks to come. It layers an Irish whiskey base with delicious flavorings, including cocoa powder, espresso powder, and vanilla.

Guinness Pie

Martyna Szczesna

Dark stout deepens the flavor of the rich beef-and-vegetable stew filling in this special savory pie. It’s topped with a flaky, golden Irish cheddar crust.

Colcannon Shepherd’s Pie

John Dolan

Two Irish favorites come together in this hybrid comfort food. The mashed potato-and-cabbage dish known as colcannon tops a traditional shepherd’s pie filling of ground lamb and plenty of peas and carrots.

Green Crudités with Green Goddess Dip

Aaron Dyer

Add some green crunch to the table with a selection of lightly blanched asparagus, cauliflower, and snap peas, as well as raw produce such as celery and sliced cucumbers. The green goddess dip features creamy avocado, buttermilk, and finely chopped herbs.

Treacle Brown Bread

Martyna Szczesna

Molasses, hard cider, and wholemeal flour set this bakery-worthy yeast bread apart. Slather slices with good Irish butter and sprinkle with sea salt to really make it shine.

Potato, Broccoli, and Cheddar Soup

A cozy bowl of soup is just the thing for lunch or dinner on St. Patrick’s Day. Potatoes give this soup a smooth, creamy feel. There’s also broccoli in the soup and roasted broccoli as a garnish.

Chocolate-Stout Cupcakes

Chelsea Cavanaugh

Who needs four-leaf clovers when you have these treats? Chocolate cupcakes mixed with Guinness and topped with four-leaf clovers (heart-shaped almond candies, plus a sliver of sugared lime zest) fulfill their sweet promise: Take a bite, and you’ll feel supremely fortunate.

Traditional Irish Bacon, Cabbage, and Parsley Sauce

No, it’s not the crispy, pan-fried strips you’re used to, but one bite of this porky dinner will have you hooked.

Homemade Corned Beef With Vegetables

A corned beef supper makes a glorious Irish feast. This one calls on turnips, potatoes, and carrots to round out the meal.


This traditional side marries mashed potatoes with fall-apart-tender cabbage and leeks. Prepare to battle it out for the broiled, buttery crust.

Irish Beef Hand Pies

Beef, be it corned, stewed, or roasted, is an Irish menu mainstay. These hand pies give it a playful, portable, and altogether delicious twist.

Cheddar-Topped Shepherd’s Pie

You don’t need your own flock to appreciate this traditional pub favorite. Even better: Both the filling and the topping can be made ahead. Use ground lamb to make it a true shepherd’s pie; using beef turns it into a cottage pie.

Sugar Cookies with Clovers

For a St. Patrick’s Day-themed treat, sprinkle a little luck on your sugar cookies.