24 St. Patrick's Day Recipes, From Corned Beef and Cabbage to Irish Soda Bread (2024)

We have all the St. Patrick's Day recipes you need, from Irish-American classics like corned beef and cabbage to traditional Irish standbys like soda bread. You can design your menu around these lamb pies, which are a specialty of the Dingle Peninsula. Or make this fish pie the star of your dinner — it's packed with fresh cod, shrimp, and bay scallops. Curate your celebratory spread with recipes for boxty, a seafood chowder, skillet-roasted lamb loins, and more St. Patrick's Day food to add to your menu.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

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This easy recipe for Corned Beef and Cabbage yields a hearty meal that's perfect for dinner, even when it's not St. Patrick's Day.

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Irish Soda Bread

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"This recipe is based on the one my Irish mother learned in school, thanks to the cooking textbook All in the Cooking," former F&W editor Margaret Eby says. "It's about as simple as bread gets — four ingredients, one bowl, about five minutes to bring together, and less than an hour in the oven.

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Guinness-Glazed Ham

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Galway chef JP McMahon uses a combination of light brown sugar and Ireland's most famous stout to create a malted, sweet but balanced glaze that ham soaks up.

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Dingle Pies (Irish Lamb Pies with Herbs)

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These savory hand pies are filled with lamb that's been cooked with thyme, rosemary, and sage, making for something close to a gorgeous, self-contained, handheld pot pie.

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Grilled Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary

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Chef Cal Peternell carefully cuts along the four natural muscle separations (they're easily visible) and pulls the four pieces apart with his fingers before cooking. Grilling the lamb this way is quicker than butterflying, makes it easier to determine doneness, and simplifies carving. Plus the meat develops a mellow flavor and lots of delicious crust.

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Seafood-and-Seaweed Chowder

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In this recipe from chef JP McMahon, a combination of dry hard cider and dried seaweed brings a sweet, mild salinity to the stock, making it ideal for precooking the mussels and clams before using it as the base of the chowder.

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Buttery Crab Casseroles

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The simple seasonings in this recipe from the Irish coast, inspired by the luscious buttery crab crumble served at Vaughans Anchor Inn, highlight the crab’s sweetness rather than overpower it.

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Skillet-Roasted Lamb Loins with Herbs

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Here, chef Cathal Armstrong rubs lamb loins with herbs, garlic, and shallots, then ties them up, sears them, and finishes them in the oven. The result is succulent, delicately flavored meat.

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Irish Potato Boxty

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Boxty, classic Irish potato pancakes, are usually a side dish, but are hearty enough to make for their own main.

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Irish Brown Bread

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Even though this bread is dense, hearty, and complex-tasting, it requires no yeast and therefore no rising time.Chef Cathal Armstrongsays he likes it best "fresh from the oven and with lots of Kerrygold butter."

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Porter Bundt Cake with Whiskey-Caramel Sauce

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This richly flavored cake features quintessential Irish ingredients such as dark porter beer, dark brown sugar, and whiskey.

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Irish Buttered Carrots

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Slieve na Mbamis the name of a regional Irish dish of carrots cooked in cream and butter. Here, the carrots are steamed and then tossed in butter, along with thyme leaves and parsley or celery leaves. Good-quality Irish butter is the key to this simple dish.

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Braised Lamb with Herb-Scented Jus

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This tender braised leg of lamb might be served at a private dinner party. Chef David Mawhinny then sandwiches any extra meat and meat juices with pickled vegetables and focaccia for lunch.

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Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey

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CelebrateSt. Paddy’s Daywith a whiskey-spiked bread pudding. This hearty dessert melds the sweetness from the vanilla beans with the punch of whiskey for a spectacular flavor — think adult French toast. If whiskey isn't to your liking, you can always leave it out.

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Creamy Leek and Potato Soup

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This hearty, comforting soup takes less than an hour to make, and you probably have most of the ingredients already on hand — just pick up some leeks, potatoes, and cream.

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Slow Cooker Corned Beef with Cabbage, Carrots, and Potatoes

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Corned beef is one of the most popular dishes to eat on St. Patrick's Day and originated during the days when refrigeration didn't exist and foods were likely pickled or cured to preserve them.

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Smoked Salmon Toasts with Mustard Butter

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Sour cream or cream cheese may be the usual spread with salty smoked salmon, but chef David Tanis thinks softened butter makes a tasty alternative. (Think of ham-and-butter sandwiches.) To give the butter a zippy bite, he stirs in lemon zest and both Dijon and grainy mustards.

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Irish Fish Pie

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"A staple in Irish and Irish-American households, fish pie is usually topped with a puree of white potatoes," former F&W senior food editor Mary-Frances Heck writes in her cookbook, Sweet Potatoes. "But swap white potatoes for sweet potatoes, and it turns out that the mild brininess of the fish is fantastic with the slightly sweet topping. Feel free to substitute salmon or a mild white-fleshed fish for the cod, and shucked clams for the scallops."

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Irish Lamb and Turnip Stew

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This simple stew is finished with lots of fresh parsley and mint for an extra kick of freshness and flavor.

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Marjoram Butter and Zucchini

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Sweet, floral marjoram is Irish chef Rachel Allen’s favorite herb with grilled lamb. Substitute the zucchini with parsnips or carrots for the perfect St. Patrick's Day meal.

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Irish Country Bread

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TV chef Andrew Zimmern uses this recipe to make incredible rolls for sandwiches and burgers as well as larger loaves topped with minced onions for serving with grilled steak.

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Irish Potato and Corned Beef Cakes

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This meaty version of Irish Boxty, classic potato pancakes, is the perfect use for leftover corned beef.

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Guinness Ice Cream with Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

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It may not be traditional Irish fare, but this ice cream certainly celebrates a beloved Irish staple. Its strong, malty Guinness flavor goes supremely well with the salty milk chocolate–covered pretzels. If you don't want to make the chocolate-covered pretzels, they're easy enough to buy.

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Irish Soda Bread Pudding

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Bread pudding, with its custardy bottom and crusty top, is the simplest way to turn pantry ingredients like eggs, sugar and bread, into a decadent dessert.

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