Irish Recipes

Chicken and Dumplings
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these fresh takes on traditional Irish recipes, including shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage, and Irish soda bread. We've also included some nontraditional St. Patrick's Day food and Irish recipe ideas to add a bit o' festive green to your St. Patrick's Day menu.

Smoky Cheese and Potato Soup

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-flavor 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.

Corned Beef, Cabbage, Carrots, and New Potatoes

The quintessential Irish recipe, corned beef and cabbage, gains tangy flavor from a spicy-sweet honey and brown mustard dressing. Add new potatoes and carrots to the dish for a full-bodied meal.

Currant-Orange Irish Soda Bread

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.

Salmon Potato Cakes

The coastal country of Ireland boasts an array of fresh seafood, and any St. Patrick's Day 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.

Beef, Mushroom, and Onion Tart

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.

We'll show you four no-fail ways to cook cabbage. This nutritious and versatile vegetable can be prepared a variety of ways for a quick and easy side dish.

Secrets to Perfectly Cooked Cabbage

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.

Panko Roasted Asparagus

St. Patrick's Day appetizers just got real. Go green with panko-topped asparagus! The homemade aioli sauce makes these dippers to-die-for.

Sweet Potato Hash with Hollandaise

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.

Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

We all know the Irish love their greens, including Brussels sprouts. 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.

Mustard-Herb Beef Stew

You don't have to wait until St. Patrick's Day to enjoy this Irish stew recipe. Boneless beef chuck, cipolini onions, carrots, cremini mushrooms, and Yukon gold potatoes come together in the hearty stew dinner.

Braised Greens

While not traditionally Irish, this bowl of assorted greens (we used collard, kale, mustard, beet, and turnip greens) is sure to bring you a bit of luck on St. Patrick's Day. Accent the side dish with ham, garlic, and jalapeno pepper.

Beer-Glazed Sausage and Apples

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.

Dill and Cheese Beer Bread

Self-rising flour makes this yummy beer bread super easy. Monterey Jack cheese, dill seeds, and dill weed flavor the hearty bread that's 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.

Braised Beef Shanks with Mushrooms and Olives

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.

Squash and Sausage Shepherd's Pie

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.

Two-Pea Soup

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.

Garlicky Steamed Mussels and Littleneck Clams with Pesto Toasts

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.

Sweet and Savory Potato Chips

Whether you call them chips or Irish crisps, the paper-thin potato snack is an all-time favorite. Use regular russets or opt for sweet potatoes for one of the best healthy Irish recipes of all time.

Potato Salad with Sausage and Grainy Mustard

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.

Corned Beef and Cabbage

An Americanized take on traditional Irish corned beef and cabbage, this one-pot meal requires just 10 minutes of prep time. Serve with a mug of cold beer for St. Patrick's Day.

Creamy Potato Casserole

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.

Guinness Float

A St. Patrick's Day party without the Guinness? We don't think so! Get cheersing with just three ingredients: vanilla ice cream, a bit of Bailey's, and a pour of the essential Irish stout.

Irish Stew

Looking for a classic Irish stew recipe? We got you! This one's bubbling with seasoned lamb, tender turnips, and -- of course -- potatoes.

Creme de Menthe Brownie Bites

It's not an Irish dessert unless it's baked with booze. Whip up a mean, green batch of these spiked brownie bites featuring two hits of cool creme de menthe. Tip: Make the brownies the night before, then save the piping for the day of.

Chicken and Dumplings

Irish chicken isn't complete without dumplings. This Irish chicken recipe looks to sage-simmered veggies and homemade gravy for the ultimate St. Patrick's Day dinner.

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