The Best Breakfasts to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Enjoy the top o’ the mornin’ with these fun-filled eats.

If you ask us, breakfast is the best (and most underappreciated) part of St. Patrick’s Day — and there’s way more to it than dying your favorite foods green. The following recipes, which include hearty meals and festive baked eats, are sure to start the day on a lucky (and delicious!) note.

For a meal that’s more on the traditional side, look no further than this Irish breakfast. Over-easy eggs are served alongside toast, baked beans, black and white blood sausages, Irish bacon and sauteed mushrooms and tomatoes. If you’re feeling truly ambitious (and extra hungry!) swap the toast for Irish soda bread and serve with good Irish butter and a cup of breakfast tea.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Who needs a pot of gold when you have a stack of pancakes? Spinach lends a bright green color to this charming breakfast, but you can chalk it up to some leprechaun magic if you have little eaters at home. Whole milk and cheese lend a rich, custardy texture to the pancakes, which are delightful with fried eggs and a sprinkle of corned beef hash.

Cheddar Chive Shamrock Scones

Cheddar Chive Shamrock Scones

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

Start the day off on a lucky note with a batch of cheesy clovers. Fresh herbs and sharp Cheddar lend tons of flavor to these shamrock-shaped scones, which are can be enjoyed with eggs or served on their own with a smear of herbed butter.

Corned beef isn’t just for dinner! Use a deli version (or leftovers!) to whip up a salty, crispy breakfast hash. The key is in the potatoes — mash and chill them first, then let the potatoes brown in a skillet to get that perfect texture.

Food Network Kitchen Step by Steps Beauty Irish Soda Bread

Food Network Kitchen Step by Steps Beauty Irish Soda Bread



The best St. Patrick’s Day breakfast? A slice of our best-ever Irish soda bread, studded with currants and slathered with Irish butter. We use both buttermilk and baking soda for a hefty lift and butter for richness and moisture.

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