Best St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

These St. Patrick's Day Recipes are perfect for an Irish celebration. From traditional Irish dishes to some Irish inspired meals and desserts, you are certain to find something easy to make on St. Patrick's Day! Sláinte!


I’m happy to share with you my list of the Best St. Patrick’s Day Recipes. These are all perfect for an Irish celebration with friends or just to cook something fun for your family on St. Patrick’s Day. I included several main course ideas, yummy dessert options, and even an Irish drink.

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Specially made for St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll find some Instant Pot recipes as well as some traditional oven-baked ones. Whatever you choose, I’m sure your family will be “lucky” to try! Enjoy!

  • traditional shepherds pie served on a plate

    Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

    from One Happy Housewife

    This incredibly delicious Traditional Shepherd’s Pie is made with ground lamb and savory vegetables. It is a classic comfort food perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. This one requires just a bit of effort but is so worth the results!

  • a plate of shepherd's pie

    Easy Shepherd’s Pie

    from One Happy Housewife

    If you want a recipe for and Easy Shepherd’s Pie then this is it. Made with ground beef, this recipe will become a family favorite, guaranteed! It is a quick and easy version of the traditional dish. It is incredibly flavorful! Perfect for when you’re short on time.

  • a plate of dublin coddle

    Dublin Coddle

    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Packed full of flavor, this Instant Pot Dublin Coddle from The Halfway Homesteaders is easy to make and so delicious. Bratwurst, potatoes, bacon, and onions are cooked together with Guinness Beer to make this delicious Irish dish.

  • corned beef and cabbage on a plate with pieces of carrots

    Corned Beef and Cabbage

    from Simply Happy Foodie

    This traditional Irish dish can be enjoyed year-round, but it’s perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. This Instant Pot Corned Beef & Cabbage recipe from Simply Happy Foodie is an easy and delicious way to enjoy the traditional meal.

  • a pot of beef and guinness stew

    Beef Guinness Stew

    from Simply Happy Foodie

    This Instant Pot Beef Guinness Stew from Simply Happy Foodie is a delicious, rich, and comforting meal perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Tender beef and delicious veggies topped with a puff pastry take this one over the top!

  • a bowl of irish colcannon

    Irish Colcannon

    from Two Sleevers

    This Instant Pot Irish Colcannon or Mashed Potatoes with Cabbage is a delicious savory side dish made with potatoes and cabbage. This recipe from Two Sleevers is a great addition to your St. Patrick’s Day menu!

  • overhead shot of a loaf of irish soda bread

    Irish Soda Bread

    from Food n Service

    Another delicious side perfect for St. Patrick’s Day is this Instant Pot Irish Soda Bread from Food n Service. Very easy to make and so delicious, you’ll definitely want to add this to your menu! If you prefer to make the Soda Bread in your air fryer, then try this Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread from The Halfway Homesteaders.

  • a delicious piece of irish car bomb chocoflan on a plate

    Irish Cocktail Chocoflan

    from One Happy Housewife

    This Instant Pot Irish Cocktail Chocoflan is a show-stopper! Though it looks complicated, it is really easy to make, and your guests will be wowed by the taste! Inspired by the Irish Car Bomb cocktail, this Chocoflan is infused with Irish Cream, Irish Whiskey, and Guinness Beer. This one is a treat!

  • boozy shamrock shake

    Boozy Shamrock Shake

    from One Happy Housewife

    This crazy delicious Boozy Shamrock Shake is infused with Irish Cream and Creme de Menthe! This is a St. Paddy’s Day treat you can’t miss out on! If you want a shake to share with your kids, good news, I also have a recipe for the Original Shamrock Shake! Just as delicious and kid-friendly!

  • leprechaun popcorn in a bowl

    Leprechaun Popcorn

    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Treat your kids (and yourself) to something fun on St. Patrick’s Day by making this Instant Pot Leprechaun Popcorn from The Halfway Homesteaders. A fun way to get your kids in the kitchen! Super easy and delicious!

  • an irish car bomb cupcake

    Irish Cocktail Cupcakes

    from One Happy Housewife

    These fun and super easy Irish Cocktail Cupcakes are a great option for a boozy dessert. You will start with a box cake mix and turn it into unbelievably delicious spiked cupcakes. Irish Whiskey, Irish Cream, and Guinness beer are all infused in different ways into these pretty and delicious cupcakes.

  • classic irish coffee in a large mug

    Classic Irish Coffee

    from Simply Happy Foodie

    End your meal with a delicious Classic Irish Coffee from Simply Happy Foodie. If you’re a coffee-lover, then this Whiskey infused drink will be your new favorite!

I hope these St. Patrick’s Day recipes help you create a fun menu your family and friends will enjoy. Happy Cooking!

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2 thoughts on “Best St. Patrick’s Day Recipes”

  1. Gloria Esposito

    Hi Valerie. I love your recipes. I just made the chicken Alfredo fettuccine I’m my instant pot . It was delicious. . I’m glad IFound you because I hated cooking. Now that I have this instant pot I’m enjoying it. The pesto and sun dried tomatoes is next. , the shepherds pie looks amazing. Keep cooking and sharing with us. Thank you.
    Gloria E. 👍

    1. Hi Gloria! You are exactly why I do what I do! I was never confident in the kitchen, and I’m certainly not a chef. I’m a mom and wife who wants to be able to make delicious but easy meals for her family to enjoy! I am so happy you are enjoying cooking. I really appreciate you stopping by the blog and commenting. Happy cooking!

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