Authentic Irish Dishes to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day


Let the merrymaking begin! St. Patrick’s Day is March 17 so we’ve gathered 13 authentic Irish dishes to help you celebrate all day long. From Guinness slow cooker stews to Irish shortbread, these recipes will provide you with traditional meals to serve your friends and family.

1. Guinness Irish Stew

Guinness Irish Stew

Find this exclusive to The Good Stuff recipe here.

2. Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and CabbageSource: Simply Recipes

Corned Beef and Cabbage is widely associated with St. Patricks Day celebrations here in America but is not necessarily authentic Irish. It is the Irish American version of Cabbage and Bacon. This recipe provides two ways to make this yearly must have dish!

3. My Irish Shepherd’s Pie

my irish shepherds pieSource: Serious Eats

Irish chef Cathal Armstrong’s shepherds’ pie is rich and homey. Shepherd’s pie is Irish comfort food for our souls and kids love it! You can easily substitute ground beef for the lamb.

4. Irish Potato Leek Soup

Irish Potato Leek SoupSource: Europescalling

Potatoes are often the stars of Irish meals. This potato leek soup will warm up your St. Patricks Day menu.

5. Garlic and Rosemary Roast Lamb

Garlic and Rosemary Roast LambSource: Donal Skehan

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with this Garlic and Rosemary Roast Lamb by Irish food blogger Donal Skehan.

6. Irish Potato Cakes

Irish Potato CakesSource: Nessas Family Kitchen

Turn leftover mashed potatoes into these fluffy potato cakes know as a Boxty to serve with a pot of Irish stew.

7. Colcannon Irish Mashed Potatoes with Cabbage and Bacon

Colcannon Irish Mashed Potatoes with Cabbage and BaconSource: KitchMe

Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes mixed with cabbage. Bacon adds that special touch.

8. Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda BreadSource: Adventures in the Kitchen

Irish soda bread is perfect with coffee or alongside your dinner. A friend shared her treasured recipe in a book years ago. It is family heirloom that has been passed down for generations.

9. Irish Apple Cake

Irish Apple CakeSource: The Kitchen McCabe

Irish Apple Cake is one you would find being made throughout Ireland in the fall. This cake has a slight bit of spice and is packed with apples.

10. Sticky Whisky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Whisky Toffee PuddingSource: Farmette

Imen of Farmette moved to Ireland after marrying her Irish farmer husband. She made this Sticky Whiskey Toffee Pudding that makes us hungry just looking at the beautiful photos!

11. Irish Butter Shortbread Cookies

Irish Butter Shortbread CookiesSource: Rachel Gaffney Real Ireland

Use Irish butter to bake these melt in your mouth shortbread cookies by Rachel Gaffney of Real Ireland. Irish butter has a higher butterfat content and a great choice for baking.

12. Irish Oatmeal Cake with Baileys

Irish Oatmeal Cake with BaileysSource: Wee Kitchen

Oats are a staple of the Irish kitchen. Wee Kitchen shares that Oatmeal Cake would be served with a cup of tea in County Tyrone homes.

13. Traditional Irish Coffee

Traditional Irish CoffeeSource: KitchMe

End your celebration with a cup of Irish Coffee. Add a jigger of whiskey to your favorite coffee and top with freshly whipped cream.


2 replies on “Authentic Irish Dishes to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day”

Hi Emily,
Thank you so much! We can’t wait to dig in in about a week. :) What’s your favorite authentic Irish dish?

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