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.
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.
I’d say that this traditional Irish recipe is a reason to celebrate on its own. With perfectly cooked potatoes, tender corned beef and just wilted cabbage, you can’t go wrong with such a classic stew this holiday.
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.
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!
Topped with fluffy mashed potatoes, this easy Shepherd’s Pie is a treat all year long, but it’s especially fun to enjoy as a St. Patrick’s Day 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
You need just 5 ingredients to make this St. Patrick’s Day Dessert: creamy marshmallows, crunchy Rice Krispies, smooth butter and white and green candy melts for drizzling!