Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

From corned beef and Irish soda bread to lamb stew and potato biscuits, this list of favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes has you covered!

By Yankee Magazine

Mar 07 2022

New England boasts one of the largest populations of Irish-American heritages in the United States. As a result, many of the foods Americans think of as central to St. Patrick’s Day are dishes more customary to New England than Ireland itself. Corned beef and cabbage, for instance, which later became a staple of Irish-American culture, was at first favored by Irish immigrants due to its low cost. But whether it’s this traditional boiled dinner you’re craving, or something more adventurous like Guinness Pie, Yankee has the St. Patrick’s Day recipes to make your next holiday gathering memorable.
Corned Beef Dinner
Aunt Val’s Corned Beef Dinner
Photo Credit : Michael Piazza

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Aunt Val’s New England Corned-Beef Dinner

This recipe for New England Corned Beef Dinner is a St. Patrick’s Day favorite. The extra-flavorful broth gives the meat a richer, clearer flavor.

Grandpa Duffy’s Irish Medley

Enjoy it as Saturday night supper on a cold winter day. This unique combination of potatoes, ham, and apples is a delicious stick-to-your-ribs meal.

Murphy’s Irish Toast

Traditional French toast gets an Irish breakfast boost thanks to cinnamon raisin bread and a batter flavored with Irish Cream Liqueur and grated nutmeg.
Hot Cross Buns
Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

Often served during Lent, and particularly on Good Friday.

Beef, Mushroom, and Guinness Pie

This hearty recipe for Beef, Mushroom, and Guinness Pie is sure to become a family favorite that will warm you from the inside out.

Irish Bread

The caraway seeds and sugar in this bread are a surprisingly delightful combination.
Annie's Irish Soda Bread
Annie’s Irish Soda Bread
Photo Credit : Heath Robbins

Annie’s Irish Soda Bread

The secret to good Irish Soda Bread is not to overwork the dough. Studded with raisins and caraway seeds, this traditional Irish fare needs just a bit of butter.

Irish Lamb Stew

A traditional New England dish, Irish Lamb Stew is best when served with mint jelly and hot biscuits.

Irish Colcannon

In this classic Irish colcannon recipe, kale, scallions, and fresh herbs are mixed into buttery mashed potatoes. We think it’s Irish comfort food at its best.
St. Patrick's Day Recipes
St. Patrick’s Day English Muffin Pizzas
Photo Credit : Aimee Seavey

St. Patrick’s Day Mini Pizzas

How can something so simple be so festive? That favorite standby, the English Muffin Pizza, turns Irish with the addition of green pepper shamrocks. Kids are especially fond of this St. Patrick’s Day treat.

Irish Potato Biscuits

A simple biscuit made from fresh or leftover mashed potatoes. Which St. Patrick’s Day recipes are your favorites? This post was first published in 2011 and has been updated.