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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these fresh takes on traditional Irish dishes, including shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage, and Irish soda bread. We've also included a few nontraditional recipes to add a bit o' festive green to your meal!
Add a festive topper to this easy-to-make potato soup by smearing a dab of pesto on shamrock-shape pieces of toast. The basil-flavored blend pairs perfectly with the warm paprika, curry powder, and smoked cheese highlighted in the dish.
Test Kitchen Tip: For a vegetarian version of this potato soup recipe, replace the ham with 1 cup of cooked cannellini beans.
The quintessential Irish recipe, corned beef and cabbage gain tangy flavor from a spicy-sweet honey and brown mustard dressing. Add new potatoes and carrots to the dish for a full-bodied meal.
Traditionally, Irish soda bread was made from just flour, buttermilk, baking soda, and salt. Our recipe adds a bit of sugar, fresh currants, and orange peel to elevate the flavor.
The coastal country of Ireland boasts an array of fresh seafood, and any Irish menu is incomplete without salmon. Combine the flaky fish with chive-flavored mashed potatoes, bread crumbs, and dill for irresistible salmon potato cakes that are ready in 30 minutes.
This open-face take on steak and Guinness pie features fresh mushrooms, red onion, and lean ground beef all stuffed into a crisp packaged pizza dough. Blue cheese crumbles add tang to the savory tart that is sure to please the entire family.
Cabbage is a nutritious and versatile vegetable that can be boiled, steamed, or cooked in the microwave. Watch as we show you four no-fail ways to cook cabbage for a quick and easy side dish.
Include the Irish cook's staple -- potatoes -- for your St. Patrick's Day feast with this irresistible sweet potato hash recipe. A spicy chipotle pepper hollandaise sauce complements the sweet maple syrup that blankets juicy chunks of sweet potato, onion, poached eggs, and crispy bacon.
We all know the Irish love their greens, and Brussels sprouts are no exception. With a little sherry, garlic, and fresh herbs, you can transform basic Brussels sprouts into a mouthwatering side dish that's ready in minutes. Pair them with corned beef for a twist on the classic St. Patrick's Day recipe.
You don't have to wait until St. Patrick's Day to enjoy this Irish beef stew. Boneless beef chuck, cipolini onions, carrots, cremini mushrooms, and Yukon gold potatoes cook together in the hearty and warming dinner stew.
Inspired by Dublin coddle -- a traditional Irish dinner recipe of sausage, onion, and potatoes -- this dish features juicy smoked sausage, fresh green beans, and tender apple slices boiled in your favorite wheat beer. Shredded orange peel and cider vinegar add tang to the 410-calorie dinner.
Self-rising flour makes this yummy beer bread super easy. Monterey Jack cheese, dill seeds, and dill weed flavor the hearty bread, which is perfect for dipping in a stick-to-your-bones lamb stew.
Beer Bread Tip: When choosing a beer for your bread, pick a brand with similar flavors to your recipe. For heavier rye beer bread, use a dark ale such as Guinness. For bread with fruity notes or a recipe that calls for white flour only, try a lighter lager or pilsner.
When cooked low and slow, beef shanks provide tender, moist meat and a rich-bodied stew. Pair them with root vegetables, earthy mushrooms, and gnocchi to soak up every drop of the tomato-mushroom broth that flavors this dish.
This flavorful variation on the traditional Irish dish uses mashed butternut squash in place of mashed potatoes and sweet Italian sausage instead of ground beef. If you prefer to keep your shepherd's pie traditional, check out another recipe below.
Peas are an Irish mainstay, and this recipe gets its name from both the frozen peas used in the broth and the dried split peas that dot the soup. Smoked pork and roasted vegetables keep the soup extra hearty, while lemon juice adds freshness.
Ireland's vast coastline harbors an abundance of fresh seafood that makes for delicious, protein-packed dinners. Pair mussels and clams with fresh herbs, chopped tomato, and a buttery white wine sauce that can be soaked up with our tasty pesto toasts.
A top-rated recipe, this potato salad gets its spunk from a vinegar-mustard dressing, fresh herbs, and dry cured sausage. Green onions and parsley give the side dish bright flavor and a bit o' green.
Loosely inspired by the Irish dish called champ, this creamy potato dish incorporates spring onions, cream cheese, butter, and milk. We added cooked ham and Dijon-style mustard to amp up the flavors in this comforting dish.
With all the potatoes and cabbage of classic colcannon, this warm and hearty chowder incorporates onion, smoked chicken, and carrot for a creative twist on the traditional Irish recipe. The stew is especially delicious when paired with crusty beer bread.