St. Patrick's Day Recipes

Irish-American corned beef and cabbage, soda bread, Irish stew, and Guinness® stout. Find a traditional recipe—or something fun—for your March 17 celebration.

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How to Cook Corned Beef Four Ways

Transform that slab of meat into fork-tender meals.
By Vanessa Greaves

Kimchi Corned Beef

Rating: 5 stars
Chef John's spiced-up cabbage and corned beef recipe is a delicious twist to this old favorite.

Instant Pot® Irish Stew

Rating: 5 stars
This hearty Irish lamb stew is perfect for a chilly day, and easy to make in an Instant Pot®! Serve as-is or with rice on the side.

Creamed Cabbage

Rating: 4.6 stars
This is yummy for St. Paddy's Day!

Beer Braised Irish Stew and Colcannon

Rating: 4.71 stars
This is a recipe I shared with my girlfriends from my recipe club last year! It is a yummy alternative to corned beef for St. Pat's Day and a wonderful anytime dish!

Fried Irish Cabbage with Bacon

Rating: 4.73 stars
Cabbage fried in bacon grease with bacon.

Irish Cocktail Cupcakes

Rating: 5 stars
If you've ever had a shot of Irish whiskey and Irish cream dropped in a glass of Guinness®, this it in dessert form. The best cupcake ever.

Grandma Mottle's Blarney Stones

Rating: 4.36 stars
Every St. Patrick's Day when we were growing up, my grandmother would have us over to make Blarney Stones, pound cake cubes dipped in frosting and rolled in dry roasted peanuts. This became a tradition we considered part of our Irish family heritage.

Fried Potato Farls (Potato Scones)

Rating: 4.62 stars
Try these with your full Irish breakfast.

Irish Champ

Rating: 4.61 stars
Looks similar to colcannon, but champ is native to the North of Ireland. It's made by blending scallions or green onions with creamy mashed potatoes. Great on its own, served steaming hot with extra butter which will melt through it. But it's also the perfect side dish for good quality sausages.

Steak and Irish Stout Pie

Rating: 4.47 stars
This delicious Irish meal may provoke your guests into licking the pie dish clean.

Braised Corned Beef Brisket

Rating: 4.82 stars
You have never had corned beef like this and if you try it, I truly believe you will never go back to the traditionally 'boiled' beef. This recipe was given to my mother-in-law during WWII by her Jewish boarding house owner and it has become a treasured family recipe. Unlike the commonly boiled corned beef, this is a slow braise that is tender, flavorful, and has a caramelized surface when it's done. I serve it with colcannon, steamed cabbage wedges, braised carrots, and parsnips. It is our favorite St. Patrick's/Jewish dinner, but we love it so much that I cook it year around.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes
Get your Irish on with Chef John! Check out his favorite Irish and Irish-American dishes.
How To Cook Corned Beef
Get cooking tips for using the stovetop, oven, slow cooker, or Instant Pot®.