Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes
Do you have a bit of Irish blood in you? Here are a few Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes you might try to celebrate the Irish. Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes, Cobblers, and anything Green.
(Post modified with new photos on 2/28/23.)
Both sides of our families have delved into genealogical records enough to know where our families came from before traveling to America. We know that our families have a mixture of German and Irish decent that is probably 60/40. My mother’s maiden name is McKelvy, but there’s a lot of German blood mixed in on all sides. There’s probably some English thrown in there, too.
One thing I know for certain is we like sausage, cabbage, and potatoes. In my search for traditional Irish recipes, I found that there is a mish-mash crossing of recipes (English/Irish) (Irish/German) (Irish/American). Maybe you consider one recipe English, but it’s also found in Ireland. And many American dishes are not typical Irish fare, but rather Irish-American.
So with that in mind, I hope you will enjoy the mix of recipes I’ve put together below. Here’s to the Irish!
While not typical Irish recipes, many of these are what we in America think of for an Irish Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner. Along with Guinness beer. Irish Whisky. Or Irish Cream.
Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes – Main Dishes
Slow-Cooked Corned Beef with Cabbage is an easy meal to serve your family for Saint Patrick’s Day. This recipe cooks all day long and has only 5 ingredients. Simple, simple, simple.
Irish Bangers and Mash is a delicious dish to make, just in time for your Saint Patrick’s Day celebration. Or whenever you’re desiring an easy comfort food dinner. Savory sausage with a brown onion and Guinness gravy served over your favorite mashed potatoes. It’s a sure winner for a cold night.
This Cottage Skillet Pie with Stout is a wonderful dish that is rich and savory…and easy to make as a one-pot meal. It’s especially nice when you have leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge. Even better, try using Colcannon (Irish mashed potatoes) in this dish! See the recipe further down in this post.
Make Harvest Grains Reuben Sandwiches when you have leftover corned beef from Saint Patrick’s Day. There’s nothing quite so easy or delicious as corned beef on a warmed sandwich with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and a healthy dose of Thousand Island Dressing. So good!
Hamburger Cabbage Skillet is an easy, one-pot dish to serve your family on a busy weeknight or when you just don’t feel like doing much in the kitchen. My family loves cabbage. Sweet cabbage. Stuffed cabbage. Cabbage in rolls. Cabbage sauted with Kielbasa. You name it. We’ve tried it.
Kielbasa Potato Skillet Dinner is a one-pot, quick and easy meal, sure to please your entire family! We love Kielbasa, Potatoes, and Cabbage, which makes this recipe one of our favorite Weeknight Dinners.
While traditionally considered a dish from England, Kansas-Style Herbed Pasties could also be found in an Irish kitchen.
Irish Bread Recipes
Here’s a recipe to make for your family in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day! It seems the main ingredients in traditional Irish Soda Bread are flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk. Most recipes have black currants and/or caraway seeds. It is a heavy, quick bread that is inexpensive to make and hearty-enough to fill one’s stomach at the beginning (or the end) of the day.
Sourdough Rye Bread is a wonderful recipe that our youngest daughter took to the county fair and won Best Bread with. It’s a hearty bread full of flavor from molasses, caraway seeds, anise seed, and cardamom. I love serving this bread with corned beef or on a Reuben Sandwich.
Irish Recipes Must Include Potatoes
I have been making Steamed Potatoes with Parsley for years. They are so tender and buttery. One of our family’s favorite recipes. Put it all together in minutes and microwave. Quick and Easy. A perfect weeknight side dish that goes with many entrees.
Irish Mashed Potatoes – Colcannon is the perfect side dish for your Saint Patrick’s Day Supper. It goes well with Bangers and Mash, Corned Beef, Pot Roast, or even Irish Stew. Creamy Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes mixed with bacon, braised cabbage, and lots of butter.
Pan Fried Country Potatoes is an easy recipe I make a lot for our family. Crispy, tender potatoes, seasoned just right with onion, bell pepper, and salt and pepper.
Creamy Cabbage and Bratwurst Soup is a delicious light soup to serve on a cool evening. Seasoned with celery, carrots, onions, and chunks for bratwurst, it’s sure to please anyone who enjoys cabbage.
This Easy Baked Potato Soup is a recipe my mother-in-law gave me. It’s easy, creamy and delicious. So yummy.
A Few Green Dishes for Fun
Grandma’s Pistachio Salad is especially nice for family gatherings or church dinners. This salad is also kid-friendly. Not only to make with little hands, but also to eat. Kids love to dip their spoons into this salad. In fact, it’s one of our grandchildren’s favorite dishes.
This Cabbage Bacon Salad is a recipe I really enjoy. Crunchy, sweet, with the added saltiness of smoked bacon. Yum!
I like the creaminess of this Creamy Cucumber Salad. And while this is a perfect salad to serve in the summer, it works for March, too! Is there anyone who doesn’t like Ranch Dressing?
St. Patrick’s Day Recipes – Desserts
This Apple Pie with Crumb Topping is a mix between a Dutch Apple Pie and an Apple Crisp. Tart apples in a sweetly spiced filling, topped with a crunchy oat crumb.
This Irish Apple-Raisin Slab Pie is filled with tart apples, sweet raisins, and a healthy dose of Irish Cream sauce nestled inside a rustic pastry crust. It’s so good. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it becomes even better. A perfect dessert to celebrate the Irish, especially if you have a liking for Irish Cream.
This summer I made my first Blueberry Crumble with Oat Flour. It was so delicious and wonderful with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Pies and Cobblers are always a big hit with my husband and at our family gatherings or church potlucks. This Fresh Peach Cobbler recipe is especially easy to make.
I couldn’t create an Irish Recipe post without including one with Irish Cream. This Irish Cream Cake uses a cake mix as its base and is flavored with miniature chocolate chips and Irish Cream Liqueur. The Irish Cream icing seeps into the cake and creates a sweet and crusty film on the outside–like a cake donut! It’s so good.
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