Delish Irish-Inspired St. Patrick’s Day Eats

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From hearty stews to classics like corned beef, here are some of the tastiest St. Patrick’s Day recipes to help you celebrate in style! And the best part is that they’re easy enough that you can master these Irish-inspired dishes to really wow your family and friends. Grab some ingredients and get cooking!

Corned beef and cabbage dinner on a plate.
Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Irish Beef Stew

This hearty, soul-warming Irish Beef Stew is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any cold night. This traditional Irish recipe is packed with flavor and will warm your heart and spirit. It’s perfect for enjoying with a pint (or two) of Guinness.


Gluten-Free Irish Barmbrack is a dense and chewy tea loaf packed with dried fruit and warm spices. It’s incredibly satisfying and traditionally served toasted and spread with butter alongside a cup of tea.

Irish Brat Burger

Stout simmered onions, braised red cabbage, and a thick Irish sausage patty turn this burger into a two-handed feast that’s begging to be devoured.

Irish Brat Burger on a board.
Irish Brat Burger. Photo Credit: Girl Carnivore.

Herbed Potato Salad with Green Garlic

This lovely, green, herby salad is fresh and fabulous! Enjoy the springy flavor of green garlic in every bite!

Irish Coffee

Finish up a great St. Patrick’s Day meal with a warm Irish coffee. Made with Irish whiskey and homemade whipped cream, this sweet sipper is the perfect Irish goodbye to a great dinner.

St. Patrick’s Cookies and Buttercream Dip

You won’t want to miss these scrumptious St. Patrick’s Cookies and Buttercream Dip! This recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and bring some Irish spirit to your holiday festivities.

St. Patrick's Day Cookies and dip.
St. Patrick’s Day Cookies and Dip. Photo Credit: XOXO Bella.

Beer-Braised Corned Beef Burnt Ends

What happens when you give an American classic like brisket a kiss of the Irish? You get these little melt-in-your-mouth nuggets of beer-braised corned beef burnt ends.

Corned Beef Fritters

Crispy, beefy, and flavorful, Corned Beef Fritters are perfect for brunch, dinner, or snacking any time!

Homemade Corned Beef

Channel your inner Irish and make corned beef from scratch! All you need is brisket, a few ingredients, and about a week for the brine to work its magic!

Thinly sliced corned beef on a plate with a pepper grinder nearby.
Homemade Corned Beef. Photo Credit: Cook What You Love.

Bite-Sized Cheese Toasties

Sometimes the simplest ingredients shine the brightest! These Cheese Toasties are topped with a savory cheese mixture and they’re buttery, crispy, and oh-so delish!

Instant Pot Bangers and Mash

Irish sausages are cooked in rich onion gravy flavored with Guinness. And the mashed potatoes cook right along with the sausages for a delicious one pot St. Patrick’s Day meal.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner – Instant Pot

A traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes is super easy when you use an Instant Pot!

Corned beef and cabbage dinner on a plate.
Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Colcannon with Bacon

Creamy mashed potatoes and cabbage is an Irish classic, but this modernized version of colcannon is jazzed up with the addition of bacon!

Vegetable Stew

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this hearty vegetable stew recipe that’s packed with flavor and nutrition! Whether you’re Irish or not, you’ll love this delicious dish!

Irish Mule Cocktail

Irish whiskey, lime juice and ginger beer are the ultimate trio. This refreshing drink is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day parties!

Irish mule cocktails on a white background.
Irish Mule Cocktail. Photo Credit: Feast and West.

Irish Soda Bread

FRESH Irish Soda Bread is a round, quick bread recipe. Easy to prepare, it’s made with buttermilk, currants or raisins, with no yeast or kneading!

Irish Tacos

If you are craving something new and delicious, try this Irish corned beef tacos recipe! With a perfect blend of tender corned beef and fresh toppings, these tacos will elevate your taste buds to new heights.

Guinness Pot Roast

This Irish twist on an American classic features Guinness right in the cooking liquid, and the results are delish!

Guinness Brownies

Add some Guinness to a boxed brownie mix and bake up these extra chocolatey brownies!

Guinness Brownies stacked in front of a bottle of beer.
Guinness Brownies. Photo Credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Venison Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is the perfect comfort food for two. It’s hearty, filling, and has all of the classic flavors you love. The best part is that it’s easy to make and can be on the table in under an hour.

Spinach Gnocchi

Homemade Spinach Gnocchi with fresh spinach, garlic, and sour cream is the perfect green side dish for your St. Patrick’s Day feast!

Guinness Floats

Celebrate the luck of the Irish with Guinness floats, Irish coffee-inspired ice cream cocktails starring Guinness, Ireland’s most famous beer. Coffee ice cream, smooth stout beer and chocolate sauce make for an indulgent treat to enjoy anytime.

Guinness floats in 2 glasses.
Guinness Floats. Photo Credit: Feast and West.

Air Fryer Corned Beef

Use your air fryer to make moist and tender corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day! Serve this easy meal with potatoes, cabbage, and all your favorite Irish-inspired desserts!

Air Fryer Lucky Charms Marshmallow Donuts

Get ready to add a little luck of the Irish to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with these Air Fryer Lucky Charms Marshmallow Donuts! This recipe combines everyone’s favorite cereal with pillowy donuts for a magically delicious treat that’s sure to impress.

Jenn Allen is a retired chef turned cookbook author, blogger, and traveler. She lives at home with her family and the cats that rule them all. Get all of her recipes, travel tips, stories and more at

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