St. Patrick’s Day recipe round-up for the perfect way to celebrate in foodie style


While there are other holidays that we think about when it comes to cooking and baking the perfect foods, there are actually some amazing St. Patrick’s Day recipes out there.

When March rolls around, one of the big things we usually think of is St. Patrick’s Day. Not only is it the perfect day to celebrate the Irish, but it is also an excellent day for us foodies as well. And while you can enjoy many of these Irish dishes all year-long, there is something special about enjoying dishes like corned beef and cabbage or Irish soda bread on St. Patrick’s Day itself.

Luckily, we don’t have to be Irish to appreciate the amazing foods that reach the peak of their popularity in March. And with the recipes we have pulled together, you don’t even have to be a master chef. Instead, have some fun and indulge in some of the hearty dishes that make St. Patrick’s Day one of my favorite days of the year (at least in terms of holiday fare).

Irish soda bread – I love baking quick breads (even if I don’t get the chance often), and one of my favorites to make is an Irish soda bread. What makes this such an interesting bread is the fact that yeast is not used for leavening the bread. And the addition of buttermilk and raisins makes this a delicious treat. Thanks to Simple Recipes, we have a recipe that really is easy to follow and will leave you with the perfect Irish soda bread.

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Corned beef and cabbage – Growing up, my mother would make corned beef and cabbage every St. Patrick’s Day. And without fail it was always a feast that lasted for days. From the delicious corned beef that would fall apart on the plate, to the potatoes, cabbage, and carrots, this was a plate of awesome. While I typically make this dish from memory, luckily for you there is, which has a recipe that will make it easy for you to make this for yourself.

Corned beef hash – Considering how often there are leftovers from making corned beef, it should come as no surprise that a hash would make this list of must have recipes. And whether you make extra corned beef in order to make this dish or not, this is the perfect breakfast to keep you full and satisfied. Plus, if you happen to have a Ninja Foodie then this meal is a breeze to make (considering this is an air fryer all puns intended). Honestly, this is one of those dishes that I never made before I found this recipe and I can’t believe it took that long, because I love a good hash.

Colcannon – If you love mashed potatoes, then you must have colcannon. These aren’t your average mashed potatoes. Instead, these are a combination of potatoes and cabbage. While you can mix other ingredients in to make a more complex dish, these two ingredients are at the core of colcannon. And if you follow the Food Network recipe you also add in some ham and chives for a perfect mashed potatoes that are almost a meal in themselves.

Corned beef and cabbage egg rolls – Okay, so I admit this is in no way traditional, but this is a guilty eat that I can’t resist. Just like the hash dish, this is all about taking the leftovers from your corned beef and cabbage and repurposing it into an entirely new dish. After finding this recipe on Bon Appetit, I found a new appreciation for these ingredients and how easy they are to transform into a multitude of dishes.

Shepherd’s pie – It’s not St. Patrick’s Day without a good old-fashioned shepherd’s pie. Although this dish is usually made with ground lamb, the recipe I have used opts for ground beef instead. And Delish‘s recipe does the same thing, substituting the lamb for beef, but I have been known to follow their recipe and do a mix of the lamb and beef, but no matter how you make it this is a traditional dish that is amazing. Here is a hearty dish that will leave you satisfied.

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Whether you make these dishes for yourself or head out to a restaurant to order them, these are some of the best foods to indulge in when you want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in foodie style. Try one of these recipes or try them all, I bet you will find a new appreciation for the Irish.