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50 Irish-Inspired Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner so if you wanna bring a bit of Irish luck in your kitchen, have a look at this list of 50 Irish-Inspired recipes for St. Patrick’s Day. Some of the following recipes are really Irish, some of them are inspired to Ireland and to St. Patrick’s Day and make up for a great main or dessert to be served the 17th of March.

Before digging into the list of recipes, these are some of the things you should know about St. Patrick’s Day:

  1. Until the 1970s the pubs were closed by law during the day of St. Patrick: yes, in the country of beer the pubs, on one of the most important days for the island, had to remain closed. In short, they then found the error and the law got changed;
  2. The green as the typical color of Saint Patrick was introduced only in the 17th century; until then blue was the color associated with the saint but as soon as the concept of Christian trinity using clover was explained to the Irish also green started to be used as a symbol of the Patron and all of Ireland;
  3. It is estimated that every year at least 750,000 people arrive in Dublin to celebrate St. Patrick: they come mainly from the United States where the Irish community is huge. Many Irish people leave Ireland on the occasion of Saint Patrick.
  4. St. Patrick was not Irish but of Scottish origins. He was the first Catholic bishop and missionary in Ireland.
  5. The clover, the flag of the Irish Republic and the green, white and orange colors are symbols of St. Patrick’s Day. The clover is the leaf of the clover plant and an Irish Catholic symbol of the Holy Trinity.

How to plan a trip to Dublin for St Patrick’s Day

Now, off we go with the recipes and remember: some of them are really Irish, some of them are Irish-inspired which means in some cases you only have the color to remind you it’s an Irish recipe while in many cases there’s at least one Irish ingredient. Mind this in reading this list.

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes: 50 Irish-Inspired Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

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  1. St Patrick’s Day Oreo Cookies
  2. Seedy Soda Bread
  3. Irish Cream Dessert
  4. Creamy Colcannon
  5. Green dessert
  6. St Patrick’s Cake
  7. St Patrick’s Pudding
  8. Traditional Cottage Pie

  1. St Patrick’s Day Matcha cookies
  2. Mini Cookies Sandwiches
  3. Potato Soup
  4. Potatoes Colcannon
  5. Cream Mint Brownie Bars
  6. Bailey’s Fudge
  7. Chocolate Covered Cupcakes
  8. Irish Oatmeal Cookies
  9. St Patrick’s Day Popcorn

  1. Healthy Shamrock Shake
  2. St Patrick’s Day Gum Drops (you can use ingredients and brands you can find in your area)
  3. Guinness Donuts
  4. Lucky Charms Treats
  5. No Bake Irish Cheesecake
  6. Bailey’s Cheesecake
  7. St Patrick’s Day Truffles
  8. Homemade Shamrock Shake
  9. Beef and Guinness Stew
  10. Irish Style Brownies and Guinness Stew
  11. No Bake Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse
  12. Decorated St Patrick’s Day Cookies Bake

  1. Shamrock Pretzel Pops
  2. Gluten Free Shamrock Cupcakes
  3. Corned Beed and Cabbage
  4. Homemade Irish Cream
  5. Irish Brown Soda
  6. Corned Beed Grilled Cheese
  7. Barbecue Pork Sheperd’s Pie
  8. Steak and Guinness Pie
  9. Mini Sheperd’s Pies
  10. Beef and Guinness Pie
  11. Bangers and Colcannon with Guinness and Guinness Pie
  12. Traditional Irish Potato Pancakes
  13. Traditional Irish Colcannon
  14. Traditional Irish Beef Stew
  15. Traditional Irish Apple Cake
  16. Traditional Irish Apple Tart
  17. Traditional Irish Barmbrack

  1. Chocolate Guinness Cake
  2. Corned Beef and Cabbage
  3. Full Irish Breakfast
  4. Irish Coffee

[Each of these Irish recipes for St. Patrick’s Day, including the pictures, is copyright of the respective author]

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Veruska Anconitano
Veruska works as SEO Manager and Localization Project Manager She's an accredited journalist, a member of the British Guild of Travel Writer, and a certified sommelier. She's the co-owner of TheFoodellers and a bunch of other websites.
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