This March, cook up a festive feast. We have all of the easy Irish-inspired St. Patrick’s Day recipes you need, from classics made easy, like Corned Beef & Cabbage, to new spins on fun green desserts.
St. Patrick’s Day should be a time for feasting with friends and family. That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite festive recipes perfect for the holiday.
Some of these St. Patrick’s Day recipes are from my sister site, Pressure Cooking Today, and easy to make in your Instant Pot/pressure cooker. Others, especially the desserts, are a fantastic way to get young helpers active in the kitchen.
If you’re looking for delicious recipes that highlight Irish classics like hearty stews of beef, potatoes and cabbage, as well as ice-cold desserts, it’s your lucky day, because we have are all of the best easy St. Patrick’s Day recipes you need.
THE BEST ST. PATRICK’S DAY RECIPES FROM BREAKFAST TO DESSERT
INSTANT POT CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE
This is one of the most popular recipes on our sister site, Pressure Cooking Today, and for good reason. It’s just 7 simple ingredients: corned beef, broth, onion, garlic, potatoes, carrots and cabbage. Yet it’s deeply flavorful, comforting, and the perfect dish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.Get Recipe
CHICKEN POT PIE FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY
A fun way to dress up Chicken Pot Pie for St. Patrick’s Day. Individual pot pies with a clover in the middle of a tender, flaky crust, hiding a chunky chicken and vegetable filling in a creamy white sauce.Get the RecipeAd Preview
IRISH SODA BREAD
Irish Soda bread is the perfect side dish with corned beef and cabbage and it’s easy to make.Get Recipe
PRESSURE COOKER SHEPHERD’S PIE
Not only is this easy Instant Pot/pressure cooker Shepherd’s Pie beautiful, with a piped potato topping, it’s also packed with flavorful veggies and meat. Pair ground lamb with colorful carrots, peas, and onion and flavor everything with tomato, savory beef stock and creamy cheese. What a perfect homage to Ireland!Get Recipe
OLD-FASHIONED INSTANT POT BEEF STEW RECIPE
You can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without this crowd favorite: decadent Beef Stew made in the Instant Pot/slow cooker. This recipe tastes like it simmered for hours, but only you’ll know that it took less than 50 minutes from start to finish!
Tender cubes of beef, soft potatoes and carrots are bathed in a rich beef broth – make it like the Irish would by adding a cup of Guinness.Get Recipe
CORNED BEEF SLIDERS
Mix up the classic St. Patrick’s Day meal by transforming tender corned beef into easy hand-held sliders.
Liz from That Skinny Chick can Bake tops off gooey corned beef sandwiches with zingy sauerkraut and creamy Russian dressing. Baked into a soft roll, this corned beef recipe is sure to brighten up your St. Patrick’s Day lunch.Get Recipe
PRESSURE COOKER STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS
Saint Patrick’s day is a time to celebrate cabbage’s wonderful versatility. For this pressure cooker recipe, stuff cabbage leaves with a flavorful mixture of beef, pork, and rice in a flavorful sauce.
Once they’re stuffed, the rolls only take 18 minutes to cook in the pressure cooker or Instant Pot, and they’re sure to be popular at any holiday gathering.Get RecipeAd Preview
INSTANT POT SMOKED SAUSAGE AND CABBAGE – 365 DAYS OF SLOW COOKING AND PRESSURE COOKING
It’s hard to believe that just 6 ingredients transform into such a mouthwatering dish. Smoked sausage brings smokiness to delicate cabbage and creamy potatoes in this Instant Pot meal.
This is a perfect St. Patrick’s Day dinner for the pressure cooker, but Karen from 365 Days of Crock Pot also has you covered with a version of her recipe in the slow cooker!Get RecipeAd Preview
MEAT LOVERS QUICHE
This homemade quiche is loaded with three types of meat (ham, bacon and sausage), plus cheese and eggs (of course), all wrapped in a flaky pie crust. Add a handful of spinach to make it a fun St. Patrick’s Day breakfast to get you in the spirit bright and early.
If you’re attending a potluck or hosting your own holiday get-together, I also have a wonderful recipe for Mini Meat Lover’s Quiches that make excellent passed appetizers.Get the Recipe
ANISE-SPICED ITALIAN COOKIES DECORATED FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Not everything has to be traditionally Irish to be festive enough for St. Patrick’s Day! These adorable sugar cookies are traditionally Italian, but why not dress them up with a little green for good luck?
Italian cookies are not too sweet and get a hint of licorice flavor from anise extract. The easy dough comes together in just 15 minutes and brings a new element of fun to your St. Patrick’s Day spread with green and white decorations.Get the Recipe
MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP PIE FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Because one kind of pie is never enough, follow a festive chicken pot pie with this green Mint Chocolate Chip Pie that’s the perfect St. Patrick’s Day dessert.
Not only is this delicious pie just the right color to celebrate, it’s also only 2 ingredients! Feel free to add your favorite toppings. I personally love to top this creamy pie with whipped cream and extra chocolate. Get the Recipe
PISTACHIO KEY LIME SHORTBREAD COOKIES
Clover-shaped shortbread cookies with green pistachios on top is a fun way to celebrate St.Patrick’sDay.
It’s a not-too-sweet, crumbly key lime shortbread cookie loaded with finely chopped pistachios finished with a tart key lime glaze and sprinkle with finely chopped pistachios.Get the Recipe
CHOCOLATE GUINNESS CAKE
No St. Patrick’s Day recipe roundup would be complete without a decadent Chocolate Guinness Cake. This recipe, adapted from Nigella Lawson, makes a stunning round cake topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting.
A cup of Guinness and a bit of sour cream goes a long way towards making this into a rich and moist St. Patrick’s Day dessert. Get RecipeAd Preview
ICEBOX CUPCAKES RECIPE
Make your own minty cream for these simple and elegant icebox cupcakes. Along with mint cookies and Andes mints, these fun St. Patrick’s Day desserts are sure to be crowd-pleasers with all ages.
This recipe is also a great way to get your kids involved with any party prep. Have fun folding bright green food coloring into your cream and topping cupcakes with chocolate sprinklesGet RecipeAd Preview
ST. PATRICK’S DAY RICE KRISPIE TREATS
The classic year-round treat gets an Irish upgrade for St. Paddy’s. With an easy addition of green and white candy melts, this quick and easy dessert takes just minutes to make and won’t last long either!
BOSTON CREAM CUPCAKES
Boston Cream Cupcakes with pastry cream and chocolate ganache are the perfect sweet treats for Saint Patrick’s Day.
More St. Patrick’s Day recipes you might like:
St. Patrick’s Pistachio Pudding Salad, Half Scratched
Mint Oreo Icebox Cake, Tidy Mom
Judi’s Grasshopper Cake, A Farmgirl Dabbles
Chocolate Chip Mint Cut Out Cookies, Created by Diane
St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Round-up, Pocket Change Gourmet
90 St. Patrick’s Day Sweets & Treats, Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
Those cookies are SO cute mum! 😀 xxx
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
Wow, Boston cream cupcakes ? Love that and I’ll have shepherds pie along with them. 🙂
Thank you so much for the feature! xoxo
Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books
All of your recipes look so good!!
I especially like the Boston Cream Cupcakes !
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
So much good stuff here!! Love this list!
Lovely recipes! Have a great St.Patrick’s Day.