30+ Traditional Irish Food Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is a time to celebrate Irish culture and cuisine. From traditional Irish dishes to modern takes on classic recipes, there are plenty of delicious recipes to choose from. If you are looking for great ideas for your big bash or for a fun and tasty Irish family dinner, we have listed some of our member's favourite Irish recipes here for your tasting pleasure.

You want more you say... Here are some great St. Patty's Day Appetizers

Apple Cake

This cake is best eaten warm with either icecream or my favourite warm custard and is reasonably quick to put together. Please note the batter will be thick which makes it one of those cakes that needs to be eaten the same day and preferably warm.

Irish Cheese Burger

*Admin Notes* An Irish Cheese Burger is a hearty and delicious burger that is usually made with a beef patty, melted cheese and grilled onions. This burger is a beloved classic in Ireland, and it is sure to delight any burger-lover. *Author Notes* Simple can use dried dill just less,if going gluten free just use gf bun of lettuce you can add a tablespoon of stout if you with to meat mixture

Irish Italian Spaghetti

*Admin Notes* Irish Italian Spaghetti is a comforting and delicious dish that combines the flavors of both Irish and Italian cuisine. It starts with a base of spaghetti noodles, which are tossed in a rich and flavorful tomato sauce. The dish is then topped with a generous sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, making it a tasty and satisfying meal. *Author Notes* Easy kid friendly

Shepherd's Salad

Light and refreshing tomato/cuke salad with the mild bite of Cubanelle peppers. From DLM.

Reuben Dawg

*Admin Notes* A Reuben Dog is a hot dog with a unique flavor combination inspired by the classic Reuben sandwich. It consists of a hot dog, typically a beef frankfurter, topped with a special combination of sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, and Swiss cheese. Enjoy! *Author Notes* Saw how other places top hot dogs and with people being broke .....

Irish Scrambled Eggs

*Admin Notes* Irish Scrambled Eggs is a traditional breakfast dish that is popular in Ireland. It is made by combining eggs, cream, butter, and seasonings such as salt, pepper, and herbs. The eggs are whisked together until they are lightly scrambled, then poured into a hot skillet and cooked until they are just set. *Author Notes* A little bit different way to make them keto friendly

Irish Ham And Cheese Toastie Sandwich

Toasties are grilled sandwiches and are popular in Ireland. The Irish put anything between 2 slices of bread lol prince Harry said this was his favorite sandwich with Dijon mustard no onions and it's pressed like a panini lol

Irish Egg And Onion Salad Sandwich

A tasty way of having a different egg salad sandwich. Some would say, Irish style.

Irish Dublin Coddle, Slow Cooker

Dublin Coddle, a warming meal of sausages and potatoes, dates back to the 1700s, and is traditionally thought of as a city dish eaten in the winter months. Its popularity has been attributed to the fact that an Irish wife could go to bed and leave it simmering on the stove for hours, so that it might be ready for when her husband arrived home from the pub.A favorite of Jonathan Swift, the author...

McDonald's Shamrock Shake

This is a copycat recipe of those delicious Shamrock Shakes that we all eagerly await for their annual return to the McDonald's menu every spring so we all can celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a sweet treat. But having the recipe means you no longer have to wait for spring to roll around again. Now you can enjoy these fabulous minty shakes anytime, all year long.

Irish Ham And Mushroom Omelette

Serve with buttered sourdough toast and a dollop of sour cream

Irish Tea Brack

This is a hearty bread that can be eaten for breakfast. It is also sweet and can be a dessert or snack, too. I found this several years ago on ifood.tv and have been making it ever since. Sultana raisins are the same as golden raisins here in the US. I have to use California (grape) raisins in place of the currants, which are different in size. 16 servings would be 8 slices per loaf. The original...

TGIF Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins

Love potato skins for the reason that they are fun and delicious. I like them as an app. before a meal, just on their own for a light lunch, snack, or as a side. What is there not to like! This recipe inspired by TGI Fridays as given by TOH

Irish Corn

Irish Cream Corn is a sweet and creamy corn dish that is easy to make and perfect for any special occasion. Serve this warm and comforting side dish at your next gathering and watch it disappear!

Irish Sausage Rolls

These are popular in Ireland as party food, or in take-away shops. You could use your favorite sausage, but this blend is close to the flavors of Irish sausage. Make sure to use lean pork (or sausage if using) so you don't get too much grease when baking.

Irish House Omelet

*Admin Notes* The Irish house omelette from Kerry Ireland Restaurant is a delicious and savory dish. The omelette is then topped with melted cheese and served with a side of toast. *Author Notes* This is from a Kerry Ireland restaurant

Irish Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich

*Admin Notes* An Irish tuna mayonnaise sandwich is a traditional Irish dish made with tuna, mayonnaise, and a variety of other ingredients, such as sliced tomatoes, lettuce, and onions, served on a slice of buttered Irish soda bread. *Author Notes* You can toast the bread or not you need to set in fridge at least 2 hours

Irish Champ

*Admin Notes* Irish Champ is a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes and chopped scallions. The potatoes are boiled and mashed with butter and milk, then the scallions are added and seasoned with salt and pepper. The mixture is then served hot, usually topped with a dollop of butter. It is a simple but flavorful dish that is a staple of many Irish households and a favorite of many Irish...

Irishmans Omelet

Irishman's omelette is a simple, delicious omelette that is sure to please. It is made with eggs, butter, salt, pepper, and a variety of herbs and spices. Serve with a side of toast or a salad for a delicious, nutritious meal. Enjoy!

Irish Rover's Unicorn Pub Shepherd's Pie Copycat

*Admin Notes* Irish Rover's Unicorn Pub Shepherd's Pie is a savory, hearty dish made with ground beef, onion, carrots, and peas in a rich gravy, topped with creamy mashed potatoes and cheese. *Author Notes* roversOf Unicorn" fame, own a very successful "Old Country Pub" in Calgary, Alberta. Their Shepherd's Pie is justly famous. Vincent Lee, kitchen manager at the Unicorn says the...

Irish Cheddar & Green Onion Soda Bread

A variation of the traditional Irish soda bread. Use an Irish cheddar, such as Dubliner. This bread is always best eaten the day it is made. Great with lamb stew.

Irish Potato Salad

This delectable dish is the perfect combination of creamy and tangy, with just the right amount of crunch to make every bite a mouth-watering delight. Made with the freshest ingredients, Irish Potato Salad is a classic dish that has been enjoyed by generations of families and friends. The creamy dressing is made with a blend of mayonnaise, sour cream, and Dijon mustard, while the potatoes are...

Beerless Batter For Fish

I had been looking for a good fish batter that didn't include beer. I looked at several and came up with this recipe. We really enjoyed it. This will be my "go to" batter for deep frying fish. Many of our UK friends love this 'no beer' fish batter recipe for fish and chips. You can use many types of fish fillets.

Irish Chips & Curry Sauce

Irish American mom blog Chips and curry sauce is a favorite late night snack in Ireland and England. When I say chips I am referring to the Irish equivalent to steak fries accompanied by a sweet, spicy curry sauce.

Roasted Garlic and Buttermilk Mashed Potaoes

These are for serious potato and garlic lovers that will change the hearts of even those who are not so serious about the two ingredients.

Irish Marie Rose Sauce With Prawns

*Admin Notes* Irish Marie Rose Sauce with prawns is a classic Irish seafood dish. It consists of cooked prawns dipped in a creamy tomato-based sauce. *Author Notes* something to do with the British Warship called the Mary Rose. But it is most commonly used as the classic prawn cocktail sauce made famous by Fanny Craddock, a popular TV chef in the 1960s. Served in Irish pubs

Irish Deviled Eggs With Dill

*Admin Notes* Irish deviled eggs are a traditional Irish appetizer that are usually served at holiday gatherings. They are hard-boiled eggs that are sliced in half and filled with a mixture of mayonnaise, mustard, and chopped herbs such as dill. The eggs are then sprinkled with paprika and served chilled. *Author Notes* Another deviled egg recipe

Irish Waterford Blaa Bread Rolls

I Married an Irish Farmer. There is a type of bread which is specific to County Waterford know as “Blaa” (pronounced Blah…you know like blah, blah, blah…) which is just perfect for a Chip Butty. A Blaa is not a Bap. Although both are doughy soft white buns or rolls, Blaa is covered with white flour. Apparently in the 17th Century, Waterford experienced an influx of French Huguenots who taught the...

Glazed Carrots With Irish Whiskey & Ginger

A great way to "fancy up" carrots.

Beth O'Brien's Irish Buttermilk Pancakes

*Admin Notes: Irish Buttermilk Pancakes are a traditional Irish breakfast dish. They are made with a simple batter of all-purpose flour, baking soda, sugar, and buttermilk. The batter is mixed together until it forms a thick, creamy consistency. The pancakes are then cooked on a hot griddle or skillet until golden brown. *Author Notes* It says it serves 4 but I'm guessing 2

Irish Buttermilk Bread

*Admin Notes: The bread is slightly sweet, with a chewy texture, and a slightly tangy flavor from the buttermilk. It is often served as an accompaniment to meals, or as a snack. Irish buttermilk bread is best when served warm, either with butter or on its own. *Author Notes* A soda bread

Irish Boiled Red Potatoes

Easy side dish just boil up enough potatoes for everyone .use margarine if going vegan

Irish Roast Chicken

Irish roast chicken is a classic dish made with a whole chicken and traditional Irish spices. It is then roasted in the oven until the skin is golden and crisp and the interior is juicy and tender.

Irish Potatoes O'Brien

Potatoes O’Brien, also known as O’Brien Potatoes in some regions, a dish of fried potatoes with chopped bell peppers and onions has long been associated with St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland, but did you know that the dish actually originated in the United States? Probably Boston because of the high Irish population can use oil if going vegan

Irish Avocado Toast

This is on many menus in Ireland with variations. Eggs poached or scrambled . I slice bacon or smoked salmon with 1/4 cup rocket or mixed baby greens Can serve with a slice of tomato

Weeknight Corned Beef Done In Crockpot

This is a perfect meal for a busy weeknight. I happen to love corned beef and this recipe doesn't disappoint. The spices really shine here making this corned beef something really delicious and special.

Irish Yellow Broth Soup

Has steel cut oats in it northern Irish dish

Green Pudding Recipe

Found this on jellodotcom


A typical Irish dish, if served at Halloween it is fun to hide lucky charms or coins in the mixture to bring good luck or fortune. Recipe source: The complete Irish Pub Cookbook

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub Guinness Meatballs

*Admin Notes* Guinness Meatballs are a classic Irish pub fare dish. They are made by mixing together ground beef, Guinness, breadcrumbs, and spices, forming the mixture into meatballs, and then baking or pan-frying the meatballs in a skillet. *Author Notes* Chef Ethan Light, Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub, Portland, Oregon recipegoldmine

Irish Chilli Rice

A go to easy meal. Season to taste.

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Hearty stick to your ribs cooking. Great for St. Pat's Day or New Years. Has a nice sauce or serve with lots of grated horseradish.

Irish Soda Bread

Found this on taste of home 1995. I just love this recipe people. It is even a calorie friendly recipe for those watching there weight. So moist and tender

Butter Herbed Roasted Chat Potato's

I found this recipe on a Western Star Butter site. Such a wonderful recipe for chat (baby) potato's. The actual recipe called for spreadable butter, but I used normal butter, which worked really well.

Barbecued Cabbage & Bacon

From our Saturday newspaper The Weekend West.

Irish Pork Tacos With Green Crema

This is a very, very easy recipe. The meat shreds with no problem when it's done. The flavor is very good. This is a good St. Patrick's Day recipe, also. This is from thecheerfulkitchen.com

Cheddar Mashed Potato Pancakes

This makes about 12 delicious pancakes

Irish Feta Spinach And Black Olive Omelette

Served with buttered sourdough toast and a dollop of sour cream

Pork Chops with Guinness & Onion Gravy

This is a wonderful recipe using Guinness Stout. I found this one on the web a few years ago on a Guinness site that is no longer there. It serves 8 being very rich.

Nutella and Baileys Martini

From one of our national supermarkets and their free recipe cards. Times does not include 2 hours refrigeration time required to chill.

Tilapia (Fish) Reuben Sandwich

For those 'Reuben' lovers and 'Fish' lovers ... this is for you. I know, it may sound odd - but this is really good, trust me. I use Tilapia for this, as it is so accessible and inexpensive; but catfish, flounder, trout; or any white fish will work. This can be - lunch, dinner, or even to entertain with it, a nice citrus salad and onion rings and it is a great sandwich to serve to company.

Mashed Potato Bacon Pizza

Pizza is a comfort food, but Mashed Potato Pizza elevates this comfort food classic times 100.

Potato Bread

I found this recipe a while ago and just got around to making it, I`m not much of a professional bread baker but this bread came out really good. The mashed potatoes should not have anything added to them so you will have to make them before you make the bread recipe. Yields two 9x5 loaves, 14 slices each loaf